KOUYOU -autumn leaves-

We can see trees aflame with red and yellow in autumn.

It is really beautiful and very impressive Japanese “KOUYOU” (autumn leaves). 


Each year, starting in mid September, the "KOUYOU front" slowly moves southwards from the northern island of Hokkaido until it reaches the lower elevations of central and southern Japan towards the end of November.


KOUYOU are to the Japanese autumn what cherry blossoms are to spring. The viewing of autumn leaves has been a popular activity in Japan for centuries and today draws large numbers of travelers to famous KOUYOU spots both in the mountains and in the cities.