Japan Autumn Forecast 2020, this year autumn season will be late. Autumn season is perfect for travelling because of its perfect weather, it is one of the most beautiful seasons in Japan. One of the four seasons in Japan, also known as “Koyo” viewing in Japanese. The  word “Koyo (紅葉)” refers to the changing of leaf color during this season. Over the years, autumn viewing has been a tradition in Japan. It is the same tradition for the spring season, in spring the main attraction are the cherry blossom while in Autumn, leaves change to the beauty of the stunning blend of yellow, orange and red of the season as the weather gets cold.

The most beautiful tree leaf to look out for during the season is the maple tree or “momiji” in Japanese.

The season typically starts in Japan, mid-September in Hokkaido, and going to Tokyo and Kyoto in mid to late November.

Most Japanese spend hours to drive outside the city and see the beautiful colors in the mountains. It is the best time to take outings and do picnics under the trees.

Few of the best viewing spots in Tokyo are Ginkgo Avenue – Meiji Jingu Gaien and Mt. Takao .

You can also check out the other best viewing spots in Tokyo below.


Japan Autumn Forecast per Region/City

PlaceYellow LeavesRed Leaves
Hokkaido Region
SapporoLate OctoberEarly November
Asahikawa Late October
Kushiro Mid October
HakodateEarly NovemberMid November
Tohoku Region
SendaiLate NovemberLate November
AomoriEarly NovemberMid November
AkitaMid NovemberLate November
YamagataLate OctoberLate November
FukushimaEarly NovemberLate November
Kanto Region
TokyoLate NovemberEarly December
MitoLate NovemberLate November
UtsunomiyaLate NovemberEarly December
MaebashiEarly DecemberMid December
KumagayaEarly DecemberMid December
YokohamaEarly DecemberMid December
NaganoMid NovemberEarly December
KofuMid NovemberEarly December
GifuEarly DecemberEarly December
Chubu Region
NagoyaMid NovemberEarly December
ShizuokaLate NovemberEarly December
NiigataMid NovemberLate November
ToyamaLate NovemberLate November
KanazawaLate OctoberLate November
Kansai Region
OsakaLate NovemberEarly December
HikoneLate NovemberEarly December
KyotoLate NovemberEarly December
KobeLate NovemberEarly December
NaraLate NovemberLate November
WakayamaLate NovemberEarly December
Kyushu Region
FukuokaLate NovemberEarly December
NagasakiEarly DecemberMid December
KumamotoLate NovemberEarly December
MiyazakiLate NovemberEarly December
KagoshimaLate NovemberMid December
Chugoku Region
HiroshimaMid NovemberLate November
OkayamaLate NovemberLate November
YamaguchiLate NovemberEarly December
TottoriEarly DecemberMid December
ShimaneLate NovemberEarly December
Shikoku Region
KagawaMid NovemberLate November
TokushimaLate NovemberEarly December
EhimeMid NovemberLate November
KochiMid NovemberEarly December

Japan Autumn Best Viewing Spots in Tokyo

Autumn in Tokyo starts in late November and ends in early December. Below are some of the top places to visit in Tokyo during Autumn Season: