Kyushu Offers Last Chance to Spot Autumn Leaves in Japan This Year

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Kyushu Offers Last Chance to Spot Autumn Leaves in Japan This Year

Kyushu, the southwesternmost of Japan’s main islands, is the last one to see the autumn off hence it is a great destination to see autumn leaves if you've missed the spectacle in the more well-known northern areas.

Here are the best places to spot Japan's bright autumn leaves in Kyushu.

Fukuoka Prefecture – Dazaifu
Mid-late November
The premises of the picturesque Dazaifu Tenmangu temple form a stunning setting for your koyo-viewing tour.

Nagasaki Prefecture – Unzen Onsen
Mid November
Autumn leaves are especially appealing when viewed from a private bath set on the volcanic Mt. Unzen.

Saga Prefecture – Kunenan Mansion
Mid-late November
Fire-red marple trees that surround the residence built in a traditional Japanese tea house architectural style in the midst of a traditional Japanese garden look terrific.

Miyazaki Prefecture – Takachiho Gorge
Late November
A popular boat ride through the narrow gorge to the 1800-year-old Takachiho Shrine is fairytalish in autumn when the gorge is adorned with golden leaves.

Kagoshima Prefecture – Senganen Garden
Mid-late November
Autumn in Senganen Garden bursts with colour as the popular Chrysanthemum Festival with 15,000 flowers on display takes place there.

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