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  • Yashio Rest Forest Park
    Akita Pref. Yurihonjoushi Higashiyuritashiro Sawauchi 41 - 6
    A park gaining popularity as a little-known place for enjoying fall foliage. In the park's Refresh Zone, which covers Mt. Yashio and the plain sprawling at its foot, you can enjoy the great outdoors and go camping in the campground here or play a round of park golf. In fall, trees covered with colorful autumn foliage encircle the dam lake in the park, and visitors can enjoy the sight of the trees reflected off the lake's surface.
    Best Season
    Mid-Oct.-Early Nov.
    Current Status
    Peak Colors
  • Lake Akan
    Hokkaido Kushiroshi Akanchouakankonsen
    A lake inside Akan Mashu National Park which is the fifth largest freshwater lake in Hokkaido. The lake is famous as being a habitat for kokanee salmon and marimo, a variety of algae which can grow in round balls and which is designated a Special Natural Monument. In most years, Mt. Oakan on the shore of the lake starts turning red and gold around September, with the peak time for enjoying the fall colors of the area's Japanese mountain maples, Japanese rowans, and Japanese maples being from late September to early October.
    Best Season
    Early Oct.
    Current Status
    Peak Colors
  • Jozankei Valley
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Minami-ku Jouzankeionsennishi 4-chome (Futami Suspension Bridge from Futami Park)
    The destination for fall foliage in Sapporo, visitors are recommended to take the Koyo Kappa Bus, a guided tour bus which operates for about 20 days in the valley during the peak autumn color period starting in early October. During the one-hour long ride, the bus's guide introduces various highlights. The Nishikibashi Bridge, Maizuru no Toro water pool, and Shigurebashi bridge spanning the Shiraigawa river are particularly beautiful.
    Best Season
    Early Oct.-Mid-Oct.
    Current Status
    Peak Colors

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