Japanese waterfall — Top 10 most beautiful waterfalls in Japan in autumn

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Autumn (‘Aki’) in Japan usually begins in early September, and this is also when the storms arrive. Because autumn rains are common, the weather is similar to that of the rainy season. Everything will be more beautiful when the winter winds blow in mid-October. Autumn in Japan is a season for unwinding and enjoying the tranquillity of nature. It will last from September to November as the forest transitions from green to red. There are some festivals, fun activities, and interesting things to visit and enjoy during this time of year, such as Akimatsuri (autumn festival), Kouyou (red leaf season), and especially the natural scene.

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Credit: Japanese autumn blog.

Autumn is widely regarded as the most beautiful season in Japan. They enjoy these times because the weather is stable and ideal for travel. The entire family can hike up the mountain to collect chestnuts or pick fresh autumn fruits like pear and persimmon from the garden. Autumn temperatures in Japan are slightly colder than early September, with average temperatures much higher. That is why, due to seasonal and temperature changes, there are some storms, strong winds, and rain. It will be cold between mid-October and November, with temperatures dropping sharply due to the proximity to the East. The average fall temperature is around 12 ° C in the northern part and 20 ° C in the central region and 26 ° C around southern Japan.

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Fuji Mount. Credit: Autumn in Japan blog.
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Chureito Pagoda in Autumn
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Credit: Japan autumn blog.

The waterfall is one of nature’s most captivating scenes, especially in the romantic season of autumn. Let’s take a look at the top 10 most beautiful waterfalls in Japan in autumn.

Fukuroda Falls (Ibaraki)

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Picture: Japanese waterfall blog.
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Fukuroda Falls is one of the three most beautiful and famous waterfalls in Japan

Fukuroda Falls, along with Kegon Falls and Nachi Falls, is one of Japan’s three most beautiful and famous waterfalls. The waterfall is located in the rural Daigo district of Ibaraki Province. Driving through the streets of Daigo is a fantastic experience. On the way to Fukuroda, you can see beautiful mountain forests and romantic rice fields.

Picture: Japanese waterfall blog.
Picture: Japanese waterfall blog.
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On the way to Fukuroda, you can see beautiful mountain forests and romantic rice fields. Blog image: Japanese waterfall in autumn.

The waterfall is 120 meters high and has an observatory from which we can see the autumn colors and waterfalls. Early November to mid-November is the best time to see the leaves here.

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How to get there: Take the bus from JR Fukuroda Station to Takimoto Station.

Kegon Falls (Tochigi)

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Kegon Falls, one of the best places for you to visit in Japan. Picture: Japanese waterfall in autumn blog.

A visit to Kegon Falling in love in the fall can change your life. It does not imply that you will win the lottery, but what you will receive is the imagination of a true nature lover. This location may inspire you to visit other well-known waterfalls around the world. Great scenery in red with the romantic yellow of the leaves and the waterfall down from the top will entice you to return.

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A trip to Kegon Fall in the fall can change your life

Kegon Falls is a cascade that takes water from Chuzenji Lake. Visitors can admire the stunning scenery of this 100-meter-high waterfall from two observatories, one free and one paid. The pay observation deck is in a beautiful location, admiring the autumn beauty as well as the falls. The best time to see the leaves here is in mid-October.

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The visitors can admire the beautiful landscape of this 100m high waterfall from two observatories

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How to get there: Take the bus from Nikko Station (JR, Tobu) to Chuzenjiko-Onsen.

Ryuzu Falls (Tochigi)

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Ryuzu Falls, one of the most beautiful waterfalls for you to visit in Japan. Picture: Japanese waterfall in autumn blog.

Another waterfall is in Nikk, not far from Kegon waterfall; a day tour around Lake Chuzenji will allow you to visit both of these stunning waterfalls. Ryuzu Falls is a small waterfall on the Yugawa River. In Japanese, “Ryuzu” means “Dragon Head.” Does it sound appealing? The name is derived from the waterfall’s shape, which resembles a dragon’s head.

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A day tour around Lake Chuzenji will help you explore both these beautiful waterfalls

Autumn beauty in this area peaked in early October. According to locals, this is one of the first places in Nikko to see autumn colors. Even if you visit in mid-October, you will not be disappointed. From the observatory, you can admire the beauty of the falls and leaves. If you want to go further, you can hike about 300m upstream along the river.

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Ryuzu Falls Picture: Japanese waterfall in autumn blog.
Picture: Japanese waterfall in autumn blog.

How to get there: Take the bus from Nikko Station (JR, Tobu) towards Yumoto-Onsen and get off at Ryuzu no taki

Ryusei and Ginga Falls (Hokkaido)

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If you want to be inspired by the colors of autumn in Hokkaido, there is an interesting place with a double waterfall – Ryusei Falls and Ginga Falls.
If you want to be inspired by the colors of autumn in Hokkaido, there is an interesting place with a double waterfall – Ryusei Falls and Ginga Falls. The Sounkyo hot spring resort is home to this double waterfall. Sounkyo is the true treasure of Daisetsuzan National Park and a popular hiking destination in Hokkaido. Hiking along the Ishikari River is required to reach the double waterfall. The autumn landscape is so attractive that you want to stay here for a few more hours.
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How to get there: Take a 30-minute bus ride from Asahikawa Station to Sounkyo Onsen and then walk for 30 minutes.

Naena Falls (Niigata)

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Naema Falls, with a height of 55 meters, is without a doubt the most beautiful waterfall in Niigata Province. Blog image: Japanese waterfall in autumn

Naema Falls, with a height of 55 meters, is without a doubt the most beautiful waterfall in Niigata Province. This is the waterfall with the most cascades, and the autumn scenery is also spectacular. The atmosphere is relaxing and peaceful. This waterfall is often referred to as the “Waterfall earthquake.” Actually, there is nothing fancy, but the large sound can be heard from a long distance due to a large number of cascades. The best time to see the autumn colors here is in early November. Naena Tower is one of Japan’s 100 most beautiful waterfalls.

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The atmosphere here is soothing and peaceful, one of the best places for you to visit in Japan

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How to get there: From Myokokogen Station take the Suginosawa line to Imori ike. At Imori ike take the Myoko Sanroku line to Naena taki bus stop.

Mino Falls (Osaka)

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Mino Falls, located in Osaka’s northern suburbs, is one of the city’s most recognizable autumn attractions.

Mino Falls, located in Osaka’s northern suburbs, is one of the city’s most recognizable autumn attractions. Visitors are always fascinated by the great combination of the collection and the falling waterfall, and you will be as well. You should visit us in early November!

How to get there: A 30-minute walk from Hankyu Mino Station

Komadome Falls (Tochigi)

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Komadome Falls is a mysterious collection of sightings that is one of Japan’s best places to visit.

In Japan, Komadome Falls is a mysterious collection of sightings. Komadome is a Japanese word that means “waterfall stop horse” (Legend has it that around 1740, there were many people stopped by the horse to see the waterfall when riding here). The wild nature scene glows with romantic colors in the fall. Anyone visiting Nasu this fall should look into this enigmatic jewel. This waterfall is located in a quiet area, and the most impressive feature is the stunning blue water. Nasu is one of the best places in Japan to take a walk and enjoy the autumn colors.

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How to get there: Take the bus from JR Kuroiso Station to Kyukamura Station and walk 2 km.

Akame 48 Falls (Nabari, Mie)

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Akame 48 Falls, one of the best places for you to visit in Japan

From the start, Akame Waterfall 48 differs from the waterfalls described in this article. You won’t find 48 waterfalls here, so don’t think about its name; instead, think about the natural beauty it brings in the fall. In fact, this is the common name for Akame-beautiful cho’s waterfalls.

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Fudo, Ninai, Senju, Biwwa, and Numobiki are the five largest waterfalls. Walking through primeval forest roads is the best way to see all of the waterfalls. Beautiful natural scenery awaits you as you walk along the trail. This is also a historical location where the Ninja used to practice. Waterfalls were used for spiritual training at the time. Is a Ninja can also be experienced at the Akame Waterfall Ecotourism Center 48. The best time to watch the show is between mid-November and early December.

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How to get there: Take the Miekotsu Bus for 10 minutes from Akintoki Kintetsu Station to Akamedaki

Shiraito Falls (Fuijinomiya, Shizuoka)

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Shiraito Falls, one of the most beautiful places for you to enjoy the autumn in Japan

There is so much to see and do in the area surrounding Mount Fuji. If you’ve been here in the fall, you’ve probably noticed the bright sunshine. Everyone knows that Fuji Mountain is a great place to explore, even if they are unaware of a beautiful waterfall. Shiraito Waterfall is 150m wide and located in the southeast corner of Mount Fuji. Summer is the best time to visit, but coming here in the fall is also a treat. Otodome Falls is a great waterfall nearby that is only about a 5-minute walk away. You should come here in mid-November if you want to see these two waterfalls.

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If you have been here in the fall, you will experience the bright sunshine.
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Picture: Japanese waterfall in autumn blog.

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How to get there: From JR Fujinomiya Station, you have to take a 30-minute bus ride to Shiraitonotaki Station for a 5-minute walk.

Nanataki Falls (Akita)

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Nanataki Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls to visit in Japan. Blog image: Japanese waterfall in autumn

This is the final waterfall on the list of fallen autumn foliage. It is a 60-meter-high waterfall with seven levels. The scenery here changes with the seasons, and all visitors appreciate its beauty at any time of year. Autumn is a beautiful season in Akita. Visiting this lovely waterfall in the autumn will be a wise decision for you.

Nanataki Falls (Akita) Picture: Japanese waterfall in autumn blog.
Picture: Japanese waterfall in autumn blog.
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