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Areas/Seasons to Explore
A weekend in Tokyo - The best things to do
Best temples and shrines to visit in Kyoto
Explore Himeji and the most impressive castle in Japan
Explore the famous Geisha district of Gion!
Fushimi Inari - The Famous red gates in Kyoto
The polite and Sacred Deer in Nara Park
Things to do in Kyoto
Visit Kobe for the day

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With its pleasant temperatures and stunning foliage (koyo), Autumn is widely considered one of the best times to visit Japan.

As the weather cools, leaves begin to change colour and the landscape becomes a dramatic palette of red, orange, yellow, brown and green. Kyoto, Nara and Yoshino have fantastic colours starting around the 10th of November through to early December (depending on temperature and weather conditions). However sometimes, you can be unlucky with the weather, so finding the right balance between the timing of the foliage and avoiding the rain and the occasional late Summer/Autumn Typhoons which can carry into Autumn.

 The Japanese summer ends in the final days of September, but the weather remains warm, sometimes even hot, way into mid-October. This is why it's essential to time your visit right. The leaves will start changing colours depending on the latitude of where you are in Japan. Kyoto, for example, is fairly low down and remains warm into late Autumn, which means the leaves tend to change colour late. The best time to see the colour changes in Kyoto is around the middle of November onwards for a few weeks.

Things to do...

Got a few days in Osaka? Find out the best things to do

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Visit Nara this Autumn

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Visit Yoshino this Autumn

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Visit Kyoto this Autumn

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Kurama Hi Matsuri - The Kurama Fire Festival

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Autumn Light-up shows in Kyoto

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Minoo Park

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Explore the Washuzan Highland

29 Oct 2019

Washuzan Highland was once home to the Guinness World Record for the longest rollercoaster ride, an uninterrupted 1,050 laps on the Star Jet Line lasting just over 35 hours. Come explore this fascinating, slightly post-apocalyptic place with Kansai Local!

Taiyo Park

29 Oct 2019

Taiyo Park: Travel the Wonders of the World in this Eerie Theme Park A nursing home for the elderly and people with disabilities sits adjacent to a run down replica of the Great Wall of China. Welcome to Taiyo Park. Explore the Kansai Local guide to the spooky Taiyo Park!

Top 3 Permanent Cafes in Kansai

07 Oct 2019

If you're into all things cute and geeky in Japan, here is the Kansai Local up to date guide on the best permanent character cafes in Kansai!

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