Towada (Kosaka Town) Peak Season: mid - late
Straddling the Akita-Aomori border, the yellow, red and gold
tinged leaves of the beech, oak, and lacquer trees on the lake
shore and outer rim are reflected in the lake surface like a
splendidly colorful brocade.
Access: 60 mins by bus from Towada Minami Sta; or 30 mins by
car from Tohoku Expy Kosaka IC
Information: Kosaka Town Culture and Tourism Division 0186-29-3908
(Kazuno City, Senboku City) Peak Season: late
Sep - mid
This impressive spot is located in the mountain range between Akita and
Iwate. Soak in the expansive Hachimantai Hot Spring area or explore the
scenery, particularly the fall foliage, while walking along the Onuma
and Goshogake nature research path.
Access: 1 hr by bus from Hachimantai Sta toward Goshogake
Information: Kazuno City Tourism and Commerce Division 0186-30-0248
Gorge (Senboku City) Peak Season: Mid-Oct – early
The blue waters of the flowing Tamagawa River and the flame-like brilliance
of the fall foliage make a beautiful contrast. On both sides there are
sharp cliffs and impressive waterfalls. The beauty of the virgin cherry
and maple forest complete this famous landmark for spring and fall foliage.
Access: 30 mins by bus from Kakunodate Sta, then 20 mins on foot
Information: Senboku City Tourism and Commerce Division 0187-43-1154
Mountain Stream (Odate City) Peak Season: late Oct
Following the Jukai Line tourist road connecting Odate and Towadako,
the banks of the beautiful mountain river are colored with fall foliage.
Nearby one can enjoy the Yukizawa Hot Springs.
Access: 20 mins by bus from Odate Sta
Information: Odate City Tourism Information Center 0186-42-4360
Taiheiko (Kitaakita City) Peak Season: mid -
13 mountain rivers feed this 195 ha artificial lake created by the completion
of the Moriyoshi dam. Viewed from the sightseeing boat, the lakesides
fed by Mountain rivers feature an ever changing and beautiful contrast
of fall foliage and the view of Mt. Moriyoshizan.
Access: 45 mins by car from Akita Nairiku Jukan Railway Ani-Maeda Sta;
or 90 mins by car from Odate-Noshiro Airport (Akita Kita Airport)
Information: Moriyoshi Planning and Tourism Division 0186-72-3112
Kimimachizaka Park (Noshiro City) Peak Season: mid - late
The foliage on the towering rock in the park, glistening under
the sun, is a sight not to be missed. The larch trees, the ivy, and the
maple trees, together with the unique rock formations that dot the park,
paint a picturesque scene as well.
Access: 5 mins by car from Futatsui Sta
Samurai Manors (Senboku City) Peak Season: late Oct -
The foliage surrounding the majestic samurai residences paints
a wonderfully Japanesque tableau. The maple trees in particular are impressive.
Access: 15 mins on foot from Kakunodate Sta
Fujisato Ravine Area (Fujisato Town) Peak Season : mid -
The foliage in both Dairakyo and Subarikyo
Ravines is beautiful. Dairakyo, in particular, is
an interesting valley with waterfalls of different
sizes and unique rock formations.
Access: 50 mins by bus from Futatsui Sta, then 60
mins on foot
Information: Fujisato Town Planning and Promotion