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Nishizawa Valley

A densely wooded, narrow valley with picturesque waterfalls. The autumn leaves are usually best in late October and early November.

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Shosenkyo Gorge

Often refered to as Japan’s most beautiful gorge, the Shosenkyo is particularly spectacular during the autumn leaf season, which usually takes place from October to mid November.

Fuji Five Lakes

Mount Fuji in combination with the lakes and autumn leaves makes a spectacular sight. The autumn leaves are usually best in late October and early November.

Hakone

The area around Lake Ashi is particularly beautiful. The autumn leaves are usually best in late October and early November.

Nikko

The Oku-Nikko region around Lake Chuzenji and Yumoto Onsen is particularly nice for koyo. Depending on the elevation, the trees are most beautiful between late September and early November.

Mount Takao

A wooded mountain, roughly one hour west of Shinjuku. The autumn leaves are usually best in the second half of November.

Koishikawa Korakuen

A Japanese style landscape garden in central Tokyo. Autumn leaves are usually best towards the end of November.

Yoyogi Koen

A Western style city park in central Tokyo. Autumn leaves are usually best in the second half of November.

Rikugien

A Japanese landscape garden in central Tokyo. Autumn leaves are usually best towards the end of November.

Eikando

Eikando, also known as Zenrinji Temple, is another of Kyoto’s most popular koyo spots, usually best in mid to late November.

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