Hokkaido-Japan Fall Foliage Spots

    Hokkaido is a beautiful destination for viewing fall foliage.  Popluar spots are:

    Daisetsuzan Mountains / Sounkyo Gorge

    One of Japan’s earliest fall foliage usually happens in the Daisetsuzan mountains from mid September.
    Location: Daisetsuzan National Park Sounkyo Onsen
    Kamikawa-cho, Hokkaido

    It takes  about 30 minutes by bus to Sounkyo Onsen Stop from JR Kamikawa Station

    Fall Foliage Season: mid September – early October.

    Lake Shikotsu

    Location: Shikotsuko Onsen Chitose-city, Hokkaido
    it takes about 45 minutes by bus for Shikotsuko from JR Chitose Station
    Fall Foliage Season: early – mid October


    Lake Akan

    Location: Akan-ko Onsen Kushiro-city, Hokkaido
    Access: About 2 hours by bus from JR Kushiro Station to Akanko Bus Terminal
    Fall Foliage Season: late September – early October

    Sapporo Fall Foliage Viewing Spots

    There are many fall foliage viewing spots in Sapporo-city.

    Onuma Koen Park

    Location: Onuma-cho Nanae-cho, Hokkaido
    Access: JR Onuma Koen Station
    Fall Foliage Season: mid – late October

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