Aomori Prefecture

Oirase Mountain Stream

The beautiful world of autumn colors at Oirase mountain stream is waiting for you. Amazing seasonal changes done by beech, maple, and Japanese maple trees are just breathtaking.
[Best season: Late October ~ Early November]
[Transportation]
An hour drive from JR Shichinohe Towada Station
An hour and 40 minutes drive from JR Hachinohe station
2 hours and ten minutes drive from JR Shin-Aomori station
[More information]
Aomori Prefecture Sightseeing Information Website/Aptinet
http://www.aptinet.jp/Detail_display_00000339.html

Yagen Mountain Stream

The red of maple trees, the yellow of beech and Japanese horse chestnut trees, and the green of cypress trees create the great color symphony and give you a precious experience.
[Best season: Mid-October ~ Late October]
[More information]
Aomori Prefecture Sightseeing Information Website/Aptinet
http://www.aptinet.jp/Detail_display_00000052.html

Hakkoda Mountain

[Best season: Late September ~ Late October]
[Transportation] An hour drive from JR Ōu Main Line Aomori station
[More information]
http://www.hakkoda-ropeway.jp/

Nakano Japanese Maple Mountain

[Best season: Late October ~ Mid-November]
[Transportation]
Half an hour drive after transfer to Konan Line Kuroishi station from JR Ōu Main Line Hirosaki station
[More information]
http://kuroishi.or.jp/sightseeing/nakanomomijiyama

 

Iwate Prefecture

Hachimantai Aspite Line

Enjoy the amazing view of autumn’s blessing spread all over the place every time you go around a curve.
[Best season: Early October]
[Transportation]
An hour and a half drive from JR Morioka station
[More information, go to]
Iwate Prefecture Sightseeing Information Website/Iwate No Tabi
http://www.iwatetabi.jp/spot/detail/03209/763.html

Genbi River Gorge

Outstanding scenery created by the emerald river, rocks with peculiar shapes, and the trees decorated with autumn leaves.
[Best season: Mid-October ~ Mid-November]
[More information]
Iwate Prefecture Sightseeing Information Website/Iwate No Tabi
http://www.iwatetabi.jp/spot/detail/03209/763.html

Geibi River Gorge

[Best season: Mid-October ~ Mid-November]
[Transportation]
5 minutes walk from JR Ofunato Line Genbi-kei Station
[More information]
http://www.iwatetabi.jp/spot/detail/03215/1214.html

 

Miyagi Prefecture

Naruko River Gorge

The yellow of beech and oak trees, the red of maple trees, and the deep green of cedar trees beautifully decorate the gray rock surfaces.
[Best season: Late October ~ Early November]
[Transportation]
15 minutes drive from JR Naruko Onsen station
[More information]
Miyagi Marugoto Tanbo
http://www.miyagi-kankou.or.jp/wom/t10-2

Akiu Cataract

The sight of the waterfall falling from 55 meters high, breaking through the volcanic tuffs, promises you an outstanding experience. If you want to enjoy the big-picture of the cataract, it is available from Takimi-dai.
[Best season: Late October ~ Early November]
[Transportation]
90 minutes drive from JR Sendai station
[More information]
Sendai Sightseeing Information Website/Sendai Tabi-biyori
http://www.sentabi.jp/guidebook/attractions/view/116

 

Akita Prefecture

Tazawa Lake

Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the autumn leaves reflected on the surface of the lake which is in beautiful lapis lazuli color.
[Best season: Late October ~ Early November]
[Transportation]
15 minutes drive from JR Tazawa-ko Station
[More information]
Akita Prefecture Sightseeing Information Website/Akita Fan.com
http://www.akitafan.com/sightseeing/detail.html?data_id=391

Kakunodate Samurai Housings

Fantastic autumn leaves dress up the chic black walls and white plaster on the houses.
[Best season; Late October ~ Mid-November]
[More information]
Akita Prefecture Sightseeing Information Website/Akita Fan.com
http://www.akitafan.com/sightseeing/detail.html?data_id=656

Former Mr. Ikeda’s Garden

[Best season: Late October ~ Early November] (Open dates for public visitors in 2014 begin from October 4 and end on November 9)
[Transportation] JR Akita Shinkansen Omagari Station
[More information]
http://www.city.daisen.akita.jp/docs/ikedashiteien/2013110400095/

Dakigaeri River Gorge

[Best season: Mid-October ~ Early November]
[Transportation] 15 minutes drive from JR Akita Shinkansen Kakunodate Station
[More information]
http://www.akitafan.com/sightseeing/detail.html?data_id=166

 

Yamagata Prefecture

Koyo River Gorge

Beautiful autumn leaves color up the variety of waterfalls and peculiar rocks.
[Best season: Mid-October ~ Early November]
[Transportation] Short walk from JR Omoshiro-yama Takahara Station
[More information]
Yamagata Prefecture Sightseeing Information Website/Yamagata-e-no-tabi
http://yamagatakanko.com/spotdetail/?data_id=261&yk=%25B9%25C8%25CD%25D5%25C0%25EE&yp=1

Mogami River Gorge

Enjoy the riverside mountains painted in various colors and their reflection on the river.
[Best season: Late October ~ Early November]
[More information]
Yamagata Prefecture Sightseeing Information Website/Yamagata-e-no-tabi
http://yamagatakanko.com/spotdetail/?data_id=282&yk=%25BA%25C7%25BE%25E5%25B6%25AE&yp=1

Akashiba River Gorge

[Best season: Late October ~ Early November]
[Transportation] 10 minutes drive from JR Yonezaka Line Koguni Station
[More information]
http://www.town.oguni.yamagata.jp/tourist/map/spot/look/aka/aka.html

 

Fukushima Prefecture

Bandai Azuma Skyline

Experience the whole new world by driving through beautiful autumn trees between Takayu hot springs and Tuchiyu Mountain.
[Best season: Late September ~ Mid-October]
[Transportation] An hour drive from JR Fukushima Station
[More information]
Fukushima-e-no-tabi
http://www.tif.ne.jp/jp/spot/spot_disp.php?id=4784

To-no-hetsuri (A cliff made of tower-shaped rocks)

Innumerable maple leaves and oak leaves wrap around the twelve towers (rocks).
[Best season: Late October ~ Early November]
[More information]
Fukushima-e-no-tabi
http://www.tif.ne.jp/jp/spot/spot_disp.php?id=5021

Adatara Mountain

[Best season: Late September ~ Early November]
[Transportation] 25 minutes drive from JR Tohoku Main Line Nihonmatsu Station
[More information]

http://www.nihonmatsu-kanko.jp/adatara.html

Nagatoko-no-Oicho (Huge maidenhair tree at Nagatoko)

[Best season: Mid-November]
[Transportation] 10 minutes drive from JR Banetsu Nishi Line Kitakata Station
[More information]
http://www.city.kitakata.fukushima.jp/news/014684.html

 

Niigata Prefecture

Yuzawa Kogen Ropeways & Dragondolas (Gondolas)

7 minutes to the very top by ropeways. The scenery of Japanese maple, beech, and wild vine trees will spread in front of you.
[Best season: Mid-October ~ Early November]
[More information]
Niigata Prefecture Official Sightseeing Information Website/Niigata Kanko Navi
http://www.niigata-kankou.or.jp/yuzawa/kyoukai/season/ZB101.html

Yahiko Park

The bridge painted in vermillion and the surrounding autumn leaves create a relaxing atmosphere for visitors.
[Best season: Late October ~ Early November]
[More information]
Niigata Prefecture Official Sightseeing Information Website/Niigata Kanko Navi
http://www.niigata-kankou.or.jp/yahiko/kanko/season/PA0001.html