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10 Best Places for Autumn Leaves in Kanto 2019

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Contents:
Kanto’s Top 10 Locations for Fall Foliage
Shima Onsen Town and Autumn Leaves
Things to Keep in Mind for Autumn Leaves
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Introduction
Shima Onsen and the Kanto Region are full of fantastic spots for seeing the gorgeous autumn leaves. Though Tokyo is known as a bustling metropolis, there are actually many areas of Kanto that are filled with natural beauty.

The autumn foliage in Kanto is best seen between September and December, and we believe this is the next best season to visit Japan after the spring cherry blossom season. Now, allow us to introduce some of the best places to visit in Kanto during the fall. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to enjoy one of the most appealing aspects of Japan’s natural beauty!

Kanto’s Top 10 Locations for Fall Foliage

Let’s get right into it and start with our ranking of the 10 best places to see autumn leaves in Kanto.

#1: Shima Onsen / Shima River / Okushima Lake (Gunma Prefecture)

Shima Onsen
You’ll have to forgive us for putting Shima Onsen in the top spot. This is of course where our very own Kashiwaya Ryokan is located, but it isn’t an exaggeration to say that Shima Onsen is one of the best spots in Kanto for enjoying the gorgeous hues of fall. After all, we are located right in Joshin’etsu-kogen National Park.

There’s a lot to say about Shima Onsen, but we’ll get into that after we’ve finished the ranking. Continue reading

Autumn leaves. The Japanese natural highlights, along with cherry-blossom viewing

Autumn leavesOku-shima area

Japan has distinctive four seasons of spring, summer, fall and winter.

In addition, Japanese people have been strongly rooted to cherish the change of seasons.

It can be shown in Kigo of Haiku.

There is a way to express seasons, called “24 Seasons,” which has divided the four seasons further into 24 seasons.

We are really enjoying the change of seasons.

Although we can enjoy spring, summer, fall, and winter in Japan, among them, the highlights are cherry blossom viewing in spring and autumn leaves in fall.

Autumn leave season is a popular tourism season for both customers from overseas and from Japan, as well as cherry blossom season in spring.

The best season of autumn leaves starts from around mid-September at high altitude places and Hokkaido.
In Kyushu, you can enjoy it until mid-December.

Ochiai street Shima Gawa river

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