It is said that autumn leaves look more beautiful when the nighttime/daytime difference in temperature is greater.
The Tohoku area has lots of mountains and valleys so there are many places where you can view beautiful autumn leaves! In this article, I will introduce to you some popular spots.
Hirosaki Park (Aomori)
This park has about 1,000 maple trees and 2,600 cherry trees. You can see gorgeous kikuningyo (Japanese traditional dolls) and chrysanthemums at “Hirosakijo Kiku to Kohyo Matsuri” which is held inside the botanical garden of the park.
A famous temple which is the mausoleum of Ousyu Fujiwara Family. It is a famous spot which mourns the war deaths. The spot was enrolled as the world’s heritage which has many kinds of maple trees.
Dakigaeri Canyon (Akita)
A canyon that has mountain stream running between a virgin forest and bluffs. The view from the bridge called “Kamino Iwa Bridge” and the autumn leaves around Mikaeri no Taki (waterfall) are superb. You can enjoy watching strange-shaped rocks, rapid streams and small/big waterfalls while walking on the walking path.