Every year from October to December, people flock to parks, gardens and temples across the country to enjoy the autumn leaves, or koyo as they’re called in Japanese. Each prefecture has its own popular destinations for admiring the colourful foliage, which ranges from golden yellow to blazing red hues.
To get a look at all the best autumn scenery in one place, grab a cup of hot chocolate and check out these awe-inspiring social media shots of Japan’s best autumn leaves.
Zao Ropeway, Yamagata
Komadome Falls, Tochigi
Tove Jansson Akebono Children's Forest Park, Saitama
Meiji Jingu Gaien Icho Namiki-dori, Tokyo
Marine Tower, Yokohama
Matsumoto Castle, Nagano
Maple Corridor, Yamanashi
Shuzenji Niji-no-Sato, Shizuoka
Ukimido Gazebo, Nara
Konkai Komyoji Temple, Kyoto
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