Autumn Foliage Forecast

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Best Autumn Locations

  • Settsukyo Park
    Osaka Takatsukishi Hara Others in the ground
    An elegant, picturesque park whose grounds consist entirely of mountain forest, Settsukyo Park has hiking courses and a campground. Japanese maples grow thickly in the park's Maple Valley, and this area is known to offer the most beautiful autumn foliage in the park during the season. The entire park turns crimson and gold in fall, and visitors can take in the autumn scenery while strolling along a pure mountain stream.
    Best Season
    Mid-Nov.-Early Dec.
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  • Nishiyama Koryu-ji Temple
    Ehime Pref. Saijoushi Tambarachoukota 1657
    A Buddhist temple famous for its fall foliage, the temple is also called the Nishiyama Koryu-ji Temple of the Autumn Foliage due to its beautiful seasonal scenery, which merges with the surrounding tree-covered mountains. In mid-November during the peak fall foliage period, the temple's grounds are decorated with reds from Japanese maples and yellows from ginkgo trees. The Nishiyama Koryu-ji is also known as the 10th temple on the Shikoku 20 Bekkaku Temples pilgrimage.
    Best Season
    Mid-Nov.-Early Dec.
    Current Status
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  • Shimizu Park
    Chiba Pref. Nodashi Shimizu 906
    A nature park established in 1894 known as one of the best places for enjoying flowers in the Kanto region. Each year from November to December, the park's ginkgo and Japanese maple trees turn red and yellow; particularly recommended is a fall foliage stroll through an area called Maple Valley. The sight of around 800 maple trees dyeing the entire vicinity a crimson red is nothing less than stunning.
    Best Season
    Late Nov.-Early Dec.
    Current Status
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