If cherry blossom defines spring in Japan, autumn is all about koyo. At this time of year, mid-September to mid-November (and into early December around Tokyo and Kyoto), Japan is set ablaze by the colourful Autumn leaves.

The “koyo front” moves southwards from Hokkaido, the northern island, until it reaches the lower slopes of central and southern Japan (by the end of November).

Enjoy these pictures, courtesy of our friends at the Japan National Tourism Organisation.





















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Oonagh ShielContent Manager at Cheapflights whose travel life can be best summed up as BC (before children) and PC (post children). We only travel during the school holidays so short-haul trips and staycations are our specialities!

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