Best Autumn Leave Illumination Spots

Here're best Autumn Leave Illumination Spots. We released a ranking of reviews about Autumn Leave Illumination Spots posted by travel influencers who have actually been there.

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Address:1-294 Kiyomizu Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access:By bus, 10 min from Kyoto Station to Gojōzaka, then 10 min walk. By car or taxi, 15 min from Kyoto Station.



Top Review:Illumination of Autumn Leaves Representing Kyoto

Kiyomizu-dera is one of the most famous spots for autumn leaves in Kyoto. I visited several places to light up the autumn leaves, but this place is a spot for autumn leaves that can only be said to be true.



Address:81-8 Iwaya-cho, Seto-shi, Aichi

Access:By car or taxi, 20 min by Owari Seto Station, or 50 min from Nagoya Station.

Top Review:Iwaya-do Shrine & Autumn Leaves Reflected On The River Surface

From November 10th to 18th, we can enjoy illuminations here. There're beautiful nature, such as Iwaya-do Shrine made up by a natural huge stone, and some waterfalls. They're illuminated and reflected beautifully on the river surface.



Address:327 Aida Tanto-cho Toyooka-shi, Toyoka-shi, Hyogo



Top Review:Bursting Into Flames! Lighted Up Red Japanese Enkianthus

At Ankoku-ji Shrine is become crowded with people seeing the Japanese enkianthus trees in best season. The scenery cut out over the veranda is bright red like flames and overwhelm us sitting in front of that.



Address:2-5 Atsuta Nishi-machi Atsuta-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi




Top Review:Illuminated Autumn Leaves At The Biggest Japanese Garden In The Chubu Region

Autumn foliage viewing in the city. A spacious and calm scene weaved by Japanese style structures and maple leaves. The reflected autumn colors on the water surface are also beautiful.



Address:Sogi-cho, Toki-shi, Gifu

Access:By car or taxi, 20 min from Mizunami Station, 80 min from Gifu Station.

Top Review:Impressive Autumn Color Reflections Like A Mirror World

You can see lively three colors of autumn leaves in the daytime, but, you must see the night light-up when you visit Sogi Park! There're eight ponds in the park, and each of them has different scenery of upside-down maple trees. Specialty, many people got together at the pond just near the entrance.◎Light-up from November 9th to 18th in 2018. Some time periods prohibit the use of tripod, so please have good manners and enjoy taking pictures.



Address:3 Konki-cho, Hikone-shi, Shiga

Access:15 min walk from Hikone Station. By car or taxi, 60 min from Otsu Station.



Top Review:A Japanese Garden Of Illuminated Autumn Colors, Taking Hikone Castle In One Sight

Genkyu-en is a Daimyo Garden (gardens built by the lords of each region of Japan in Edo Period) belonged to the old Hikone Clan. The scenery of lighted Japanese garden with Hikone Castle, one of the five castles of national treasure, was very fantastic and worth seeing so much.◎15 min walk from Hikone Station. The parking area is available, but the night is dark, so be careful when you park a car.



Address:1-20-16 Risturin-cho, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa

Access:3min walk from JR Ritsurin Koen North Station, 10min walk from Kotoden Ritsurin Koen Station. 3min walk from JR Ritsurin Koen Kitaguchi Station. The nearest bus stop is Ritsurin Koen Mae. By car, 30min from Takamatsu Airport, 15min from Takamatsu Chu'ou IC.



Top Review:Fantastic Nights Of Three Michelin-starred Garden Enveloped In Red Leaves

Ritsurin Garden's autumn illumination is one of the events that I recommend to visit every year. It's near the central of the city and has an easy access from both Takamatsu Station and airport. This illumination is held for limited 10 days, 11/19-11/28 in 2016!



Address:219 Hirohata Uchigoshiramizu-machi, Iwaki-shi, Fukushima

Access:20 min by bus from JR Iwaki city to Amidado, then 5 min walk. 90 min by car from Mito city.



Closed:4th Wed

Top Review:Autumn Color Light-Up Of Shiramizu Amida-do Temple

A beautiful temple shining in the gentle lights, and a Jodo-style Japanese Garden wrapped in the silence. The night Shiramizu Amida-do Temple is differ from that in daytime. We can experience the atmosphere of Heian Period of Japan. ◎Night Illumination in 2018: 11/3-11/11. Time: 17:30-20:30 (final enter 20:00)



Address:1 Kenroku-machi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Access:10 min by bus from Kanazawa Station. By car, 30 min from Kanazawa Nishi (West) IC, 30 min from Kanazawa Higashi (East) IC, or 20 min from Kanazawa Morimoto IC.



Top Review:A Japanese garden Loved By A Lord Of A Great Dominion Kaga

Kenrokuen Garden is a symbolic spot of Kanazawa, which has easy access for the opening of Hokuriku Shinkansen Superexpress. For they often have light-up event in a year, I think it's good to visit during such events. I like especially autumn! I took the first pic in autumn, the second in winter. ◎The bus following a circular route from Kanazawa Station is useful!



Address:Nagatoro-machi Nagatoro, Chichibu-gun, Saitama

Top Review:Red World Opens Out Before Your Very Eyes! Impressive Illuminations Of Autumn Foliage

At Nagatoro in Saitama, they hold the illumination of Japanese maple trees annually. Trees dressed with autumn colors come out beautifully in the dark, which is the very moving scene.



Address:24 Saga Kitabori-cho Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access:5 min walk from JR Saga Arashiyama Station. 3 min walk from Araden Rokuouin Station. By bus, 40 min from Kyoto Station to Shimo Saga, then 3 min walk. By car or taxi, 30 min from Kyoto Station.



Top Review:Since The Autumn In 2016! Autumn Colored Tunnel Shining Brightly

Limited for only 100 people to enter, the night special visiting was held for the first time in 2016. A tunnel of fall foliage worth seeing even in the daytime becomes indescribably beautiful by the illuminations at night. I want this special visiting to be held in and after 2017.



Address:36 Sagatenryu-ji Susukinobaba-cho Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto



Top Review:Open Only In Spring & Autumn! Beautiful Lighting For Autumn Foliage

The autumn foliage of Arashiyama. Hogon-in Temple is usually closed, but it admits you to the garden only in spring and autumn. The autumn colored trees are lightened up at night and show us the different scenes from daytime.



Address:1-1-1 Ishiyamadera, Otsu-shi, Shiga

Access:10 min walk from Keihan Ishiyama-dera Station. By bus, 10 min from JR Ishiyama Station to the Temple Gate. By car, 25 min from Otsu city, or 35 min from Kyoto city.



Top Review:Assimilation Of History And Modern Arts

Ishiyama-dera Temple with long history assimilates with various modern arts. We can see the lanterns with the painting of Genji Story at its approach, and what's more, the collaborations of historical buildings and autumn colored leaves at the inner place of the temple.



Address:55 Higashiyama Kamitakano Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access:5 min walk from Yase Hieizan-guchi Station, 5 min walk from Yase Station. By bus, 50 min from Kyoto Station to Yase Station, then 7 min walk.


Top Review:Gradation Of Red, Yellow & Green A Little Before The Best Autumn Colors

Anyone can take pictures of beautiful reflections at Ruriko-in Temple. It gets very crowded on weekends, but it has worth visiting once in your life. The bus is available though, the train is better.



Address:2395 Tashibufuki, Bungotakada-shi, Oita


Top Review:A National Treasure 'Fukiji Temple Hall' With Autumn Colors

It's well known also as a spiritual power spot in Oita Prefecture. When you enter the gate, go up the stairs, and stand in front of Fukiji Daidou (Temple Hall), you will be wrapped with the mysterious atmosphere of 1300 years history.



Address:1870-4 Minami Kisashi Obama-cho, Unzen-shi, Nagasaki

Access:By car, 75 min by Nagasaki Station, or 75 min from Nagasaki Airport.

Top Review:Upside-Down Autumn Colored Maple Tree On A Small Pond

Misoji-en Garden is as large as 26400 square meters, and its light-up at night is very beautiful. The whole site dye in red, and a fantastic garden appears in the woods. What's more, the reflected upside-down autumn colored tree is worth seeing.◎2018.11.20-around 12.20. Admission fee: 500 yen for one adult. (400 yen for each in a group more than 4 people). Opening hours: 9:00-21:30.



Address:67 Matsushima, Matsushima-cho, Miyagi-gun, Miyagi

Access:5 min walk from JR Matsushima Kaigan Station. By car or taxi, 40 min from Sendai Station, or 40 min from Sendai Airport.



Top Review:Autumn Color Light-Up

Entsu'u-in Temple has just started the light-up of autumn colored trees. Though the trees remains green, the lights change its colors and makes good mood. I think momiji (Japanese maple tree) reflected on the water mirror will dye in red from now and fascinate us with its beautiful autumn colors.◎Addmission fee: 500 yen

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Address:1-294 Kiyomizu Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access:By bus, 10 min from Kyoto Station to Gojōzaka, then 10 min walk. By car or taxi, 15 min from Kyoto Station.



Top Review:Illumination of Autumn Leaves Representing Kyoto

Kiyomizu-dera is one of the most famous spots for autumn leaves in Kyoto. I visited several places to light up the autumn leaves, but this place is a spot for autumn leaves that can only be said to be true.