category: features, nature-sites, sightseeing-spots
Every year in mid-November, red leaf viewing season arrives at spots across Japan. There will be various festivals and viewing events related to red leaves to be held during this season.
Hotels located in the red leaf sightseeing regions usually are fully booked by the tourists, there are no rooms left even from a month ago.
Undoubtedly the red leaf viewing season is one of most important excursion season for people in Japan.
For this special report, we will guide you through several viewing spots around Kanto Area.
From the south to the north, our trip start from Niji No Sato in Western Izu, then to Atami Baien and finally arrives at Lake Kawaguchi in Yamanashi Prefecture which has the most beautiful night views of red leaves.
Niji No Sato
Period: Nov 15 th Dec 7
Take a train of Izu-Hakone-Tetsudo Line from JR Mishima Station for approx. 30 minutes, get off at Shuzenji Station.
Take a Tokai bus at Shuzenji Station (for Niji No Sato via Route 6) for approx. 20 minutes to reach Niji No Sato.
Ferry: Take a Ferry of Suruga Bay from Shimizu Port to Toi Port for approx. 1 hour. Approx. 40 minutes via Route 141.
Red Leaf Festival in Atami Baien
Period: Nov 15 th Dec 7
Take a train of Ito Line from Atami Station, get off at Kinomiya Station and walk for 10 minutes.
Take a bus for Baien & Ainohara from Atami Station for approx. 15 minutes, get off at Baien bus stop.
Atami Tourism Association Tel. 0557-85-2222
Red Leaf Festival at Lake Kawaguchi in Fuji Area
Period: Nov 1 th Nov 24
Take a Lake Kawaguchi Cruising Bus from Kawaguchi-ko Station for approx. 25 minutes, get off at ITCHIKU KUBOTA ART MUSEUM bus stop.
Take a bus of Fujikyuko Line for Oishi Butibensyon Village for approx. 20 minutes, get off at ITCHIKU KUBOTA ART MUSEUM bus stop.
Tourism Division of Fuji Kawaguchi-ko Cho Tel. 0555-72-3168
Through my tour, I truly enjoyed the spectacle and beautiful landscapes of the natural world, I was completely impressed by the magnificence and beauty of red leaf scenes in Kanto Area.
In sunny days, you can take very clear and high quality photos.
I was so lucky to had a chance to watch red leaves both at daytime and at night.
If you get a chance of red leaf viewing, make sure you don’t miss of the night part. You will not regret it.
* Please refer to the latest info before visiting place.