Top 5 Places To Visit in Japan During Autumn

Travel on 27 Oct, 2015

Top 5 Places To Visit in Japan During Autumn

Japan ~ witness leaves of maple and ginkgo trees turning red and yellow as we are nearing the peak of autumn. This beautiful season is known for koyo, which means watching of autumn leaves, or also known as fall foliage season. With the mild weather and breathtaking scenery, here are some places you can visit to experience autumn in Japan!

Boat ride on Ooi Riverboat ride ooi river

Located in the middle of Kyoto’s Arashiyama Mountain, you will get to experience viewing the foliage differently by cruising through the river.Take a boat ride along Ooi River and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature as the gentle autumn breeze brushes by your face.

Best time to visit: Mid November

Hitachi Seaside Park (Hitachinaka, Ibaraki)Hitachi Seaside Park

Hitachi Seaside Park features a variety of flowers like tulips and daffodils, covering an area of 190 hectares. Be sure to be enchanted by the beautiful crimson color of Kochia, which changes its color from green to red at the end of September. The park also has cycling trails and a small amusement park with a Ferris wheel for people to relax and enjoy the scenery.

Best time to visit: Early to Mid October

Kegon Waterfall

Kegon Waterfall

At almost 100m tall, Kegon waterfall is ranked as one of the top three waterfalls in japan. It is a popular spot especially during autumn where the leaves around it turned colorful and people can observe its beauty from a free observatory platform. For a more impressive view, a paid platform is located at the base, which can only be accessed via a 100m deep elevator.

Best time to visit: Mid November

Daigoji TempleDaigoji Temple

Daigoji Temple is one of the designated world heritage sites in Japan. The main temple grounds are located at the foot of the mountain. Take a stroll in the temple grounds and you will be able to spot the iconic five-storey tall pagoda, Kyoto’s oldest verified building. Take a stroll through the grounds and enjoy the gentle blend of red and orange at Daigoji Temple. This is also one of the most popular spots for photo taking.

Best time to visit: Mid November to mid December

Kyoto GyoenKyoto Gyoen

Enjoy a relaxing stroll together with your loved ones at Kyoto Imperial Palace Park located in the middle of Kyoto Central Park. Kyoto Gyoen covers an area of 65 hectares of land. You will find yourself mesmerized by the foliage as you walk to some of the other attractions nearby like the Sento Imperial Palace and Itsukushima Shrine.

Best time to visit: End of October

Dying to visit Japan but do not have the luxury of time this Autumn? Come down to Ikeda Spa as we enter our final month of Autumn inspired spa treatments!