Hey there, fellow autumn enthusiasts! If you’re as excited as I am about witnessing the breathtaking autumn colours in Japan this year, you’re in for a treat. The Japan Meteorological Corporation (JMC) has just dropped its first autumn foliage forecasts for 2023, and you won’t want to miss this vibrant spectacle!
Now, before you start packing your bags and booking those tickets, remember that these forecasts are subject to change as we get closer to the big show. So, keep your eyes peeled for updates.
Current Forecasts: Released on 4 Sept 2023
There are more updates on the horizon, with the next forecasts scheduled for early October and early November. This gives you plenty of time to fine-tune your travel plans based on the latest information.
Dates for Japan’s Autumn Foliage Forecast
If you’re a planner like me (or just super excited), mark your calendar for these dates:
|Location||Yellow Leaves||Red Leaves|
|Sapporo||6 Nov||8 Nov|
|Aomori||6 Nov||14 Nov|
|Sendai||29 Nov||27 Nov|
|Tokyo||25 Nov||30 Nov|
|Kanazawa||10 Nov||30 Nov|
|Nagano||14 Nov||22 Nov|
|Nagoya||18 Nov||2 Dec|
|Kyoto||27 Nov||11 Dec|
|Osaka||24 Nov||3 Dec|
|Wakayama||26 Nov||12 Dec|
|Hiroshima||20 Nov||28 Nov|
|Kochi||15 Nov||9 Dec|
|Fukuoka||27 Nov||9 Dec|
|Kagoshima||28 Nov||13 Dec|
Specific forecasts for particular regions
If you want specific forecasts for particular regions or even points of interest within those regions, you’re in luck. JMC’s website has got you covered. You can dive deep into the nitty-gritty details, including the popularity of a location, the types of foliage you can expect to see, and the predicted prime time for viewing.
Stay tuned for our next blog post, where we’ll unveil the “Top 8 Must-Visit Spots for Fall Colours in Japan.” 🍁 Get ready to fall in love with autumn all over again!
We’ll be posting updates in early October and early November, so be sure to check back here for the latest information.