Japanese waterfall — Top 10 most beautiful waterfalls in Japan in autumn
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.
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.
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)
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.
How to get there: Take the bus from JR Fukuroda Station to Takimoto Station.
Kegon Falls (Tochigi)
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.
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.
How to get there: Take the bus from Nikko Station (JR, Tobu) to Chuzenjiko-Onsen.
Ryuzu Falls (Tochigi)
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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
How to get there: A 30-minute walk from Hankyu Mino Station
Komadome Falls (Tochigi)
How to get there: Take the bus from JR Kuroiso Station to Kyukamura Station and walk 2 km.
Akame 48 Falls (Nabari, Mie)
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.
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.
How to get there: Take the Miekotsu Bus for 10 minutes from Akintoki Kintetsu Station to Akamedaki
Shiraito Falls (Fuijinomiya, Shizuoka)
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.
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.