Autumn Color Report 2010
This is the official japan-guide.com autumn color report for 2010. Please visit also our guide to autumn leaves for more general information and our schedule of upcoming reports.
2010/10/19 - Noboribetsu Report
One month after my first autumn color report to Hokkaido, I returned to the northern island to check on the colors in Noboribetsu, a popular hot spring resort in southern Hokkaido.
In the average year, autumn colors around Noboribetsu would be at their best right now, however, this year the leaves are coloring with a delay of approximately seven to ten days.
As of today, the trees around Noboribetsu's Jigokudani ("Hell Valley") have started to change their colors, but they still require several days to reach their peak.