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Autumn Color Report 2011
Official autumn color reports by japan-guide.com
Guide to Autumn Colors - Schedule of upcoming reports - Post your own report

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2011/10/26 - Hakkodasan Report
by schauwecker

On the first day of a 2-day autumn color trip to the northern Tohoku Region, we visited Mount Hakkoda (bcR, Hakkōdasan), a volcano in Aomori Prefecture. The mountain lies along the road and JR bus line that connect Aomori City with Lake Towadako, from where we will be reporting tomorrow.

Mount Hakkoda offers nice mountain scenery for hiking in the warmer seasons and skiing in winter. Furthermore, there are several hot springs around the volcano, among which Sukayu Onsen with its large, wooden, gender mixed bath is the most popular and worth a stop over. Autumn colors around the mountain are usually best in the first half of October.

In Aomori City, which is located at sea level, trees have started changing colors, and the seasonal spectacle improved as we gained elevation and approached Mount Hakkoda. However, by the time we reached the base of the mountain at around 1000 meters above sea level, the colors had thinned out considerably. In many areas around the mountain, the season had even already come to an end, and winter felt very close.

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List of Posts:
2011/12/13 - Tokyo Report
2011/12/08 - Kamakura Report
2011/12/05 - Tokyo Report
2011/12/02 - Kyoto Report
2011/12/01 - Nara Report

2011/11/30 - Kyoto Report
2011/11/29 - Kyoto Report
2011/11/28 - Kyoto Report
2011/11/27 - Tokyo Report
2011/11/27 - Kyoto Report
2011/11/23 - Kanazawa Report
2011/11/22 - Tokyo Report
2011/11/22 - Kyoto Report
2011/11/21 - Miyajima Report
2011/11/20 - Kyoto Report
2011/11/18 - Kyoto Report
2011/11/15 - Tokyo Report
2011/11/13 - Kyoto Report
2011/11/12 - Unzen Report
2011/11/09 - Sakurayama Report
2011/11/08 - Fujigoko Report
2011/11/04 - Kurobe Report
2011/11/02 - Mitakesan Report

2011/10/27 - Nikko Report
2011/10/27 - Towadako Report
2011/10/26 - Hakkodasan Report
2011/10/21 - Fukushima Report
2011/10/20 - Zao Report
2011/10/19 - Naruko Report
2011/10/12 - Nikko Report
2011/10/12 - Oze Report
2011/10/07 - Nasu Report
2011/10/03 - Nikko Report

2011/09/27 - Norikura Report
2011/09/14 - Ginsendai Report
2011/09/13 - Asahidake Report