The Japan Meteorological Corporation (JMC) has released its first autumn foliage forecasts for 2023. If you’re thinking of catching the magical colours of autumn in Japan then you’ll want to plan your trip with a close eye on these forecasts.
Please note these are forecasts by JMC and can change closer to time
Current forecasts: released 4th Sep, 2023
Future forecasts: Early October and early November
Japan Autumn Foilage Forecast Map
Japan Autumn Foilage Forecast Dates
|Location||Forecast for red leaves||Forecast for yellow leaves|
|Sapporo||8th Nov||6th Nov|
|Aomori||14th Nov||6th Nov|
|Sendai||27th Nov||29th Nov|
|Tokyo||30th Nov||25th Nov|
|Kanazawa||30th Nov||10th Nov|
|Nagano||22nd Nov||14th Nov|
|Nagoya||2nd Dec||18th Nov|
|Kyoto||11th December||27th Nov|
|Osaka||3rd December||24th Nov|
|Wakayama||12th December||26th Nov|
|Hiroshima||28th November||20th Nov|
|Kochi||9th December||15th Nov|
|Fukuoka||9th December||27th Nov|
|Kagoshima||13th December||28th Nov|
Want more info?
If you would like more specific forecasts for certain areas within a region then you can visit JMC’s website. There you can drill all the way down to even points of interest where it’ll give you handy information such as how popular it is, what type of foliage you can see there and the forecasted time for best viewing.