Koyo Forecast 2019
Kyoto in Autumn
Japan in fall
How to plan your trip for the koyo, 2019
To help you plan the best route for enjoying the rich fall landscapes of the koyo, here is the 2019 forecast for Japan. The wave of burnished gold and red-colored leaves begins in late October this year, and lasts into December.
Every year, the deep red of the maple leaves in Japan heralds the end of the summer and the arrival of the winter season.
The Japan Meteorological Corporation announces their forecast each year for when the beautiful fall colors arrive in the country. And according to them it will be later than usual this year, with the peak of autumn colors in Tokyo being predicted as December 3rd for maples, and November 27th for the ginkgo trees.
The red hues of the Japanese maples will appear in early October in the north of Hokkaido, as well as in the mountainous regions of Japan, such as the Japanese Alps.
Then, they will gradually spread to the south of the country and to the less mountainous regions in the following weeks, reaching most areas by mid-November.
As for the peak season to admire the ginkgos turning golden, it will be between mid-November and end of November in most regions.
The best times to see the red maple leaves in Japan 2019
The best times to see the golden Ginkgo leaves in Japan 2019
Here are the details of the koyo 2019 forecast:
| Maples || Ginkgo trees |
| SAPPORO || November 5 || November 5 |
| AOMORI || November 14 || November 6 |
|SENDAI||November 26||November 29|
|TOKYO||December 3||November 27|
|KANAZAWA||November 27||November 12|
|NAGANO||November 21||November 13|
|NAGOYA||December 1||November 19|
|KYOTO||December 9||November 26|
|OSAKA||December 2||November 23|
|WAKAYAMA||December 10||November 26|
|HIROSHIMA||November 26||November 27|
|KOCHI||December 6||November 15|
|FUKUOKA||December 7||November 24|
|KAGOSHIMA||December 10||November 27|