Autumn Colors

 Autumn Color Report 2016 

Colorful leaves (koyo) are to the Japanese autumn what cherry blossoms are to spring. The viewing of autumn leaves has been a popular activity in Japan for centuries and today draws large numbers of travelers to famous koyo spots both in the mountains and in the cities.

Each year, starting in mid September, the "koyo front" slowly moves southwards from the northern island of Hokkaido until it reaches the lower elevations of central and southern Japan towards the end of November. Some trees around Tokyo and Kyoto remain colorful into early December.

Autumn Color Reports 2016
December 7
Kyoto
December 6
Tokyo
December 2
Kyoto
December 2
Kamakura
December 1
Nara
November 30
Kanazawa
November 29
Tokyo
November 29
Kyoto
November 26
Kyoto
November 25
Tokyo
November 23
Kyoto
November 22
Miyajima
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