2017 Hokkaido Autumn Foliage Forecast Released!
Typically, Japan’s autumn foliage season starts in mid September in Hokkaido.
Autumn season is one of the beautiful seasons that you can discover in Japan. The viewing of Autumn leaves is called momijigari in Japanese.
The average time for appearing autumn foliage in Japan may vary depending on temperatures. The maps shown below indicate how the autumn foliage season of Japan begins from the top elevations and what the rough dates for autumn foliage viewing in Hokkaido region based on weathernews.com.
In Niseko area, it should be around 1st October. But visitors can already start enjoying some wonderful autumn scenery when hiking up Mt.Yotei because of its cold temperature on the top of the mountain. Here is a picture taken near the Mt. Yotei Hut today! Stay warm, hikers.