As summer is coming to an end soon, and if you are traveling to Japan in the next few months, these are some of the places you may want to consider going if you are into romantic autumn leaf viewing this fall.

The Tohoku region has some of the best known spots for Momiji (autumn leaf)viewing. I have done some looking around, and there are simply too many of them!! I have picked up my top 3 favorite, and these are the images i found on the internet, and i could hardly believe that they are real. I would like to witness it first hand one of these days.


1. Cascade Akiu Otaki 秋保大滝

Akiu Otaki is in Sendai area in Miyagi prefecture. It is 55 meters high and is one of the 100 most scenic and spectacular waterfalls in Japan!

What else is worth noting in Akiu? Other than all the amazing hot springs, if you a fan of Whisky, there’s the famous Nikka Distillery nearby.


2. Tsutanuma Pond

I was trying to find a nice image for this, but apparently Tsutanuma Pond is so poster-worthy that half the results in Google are stock photos you have to pay for. So here’s one that doesn’t have a mark on it.

Can you even? @.@

Tsutanuma is in Aomori. How can all the trees be so cooperative as to light themselves in burning red flames all together, in such unison?

In summer it is just equally breathtaking, although it gives a completely different feel.

Which one do you prefer?



3. Mt Zao 蔵王

Zao is on the border of Yamagata and Miyagi Prefectures. Zao in Yamagata prefecture is famous for skiing and snowboarding, but during autumn season you will also get to enjoy one of the most beautiful multi-colored fall sceneries.

On the other side, the Zao in Miyagi Prefecture is also pretty popular. Have you heard of the fox village?

Yes. It is real.

And they will all come up to you like this.


Yesssss. Hug meeee.


That’s just part of Tohoku for you. Continue to discover the wonders of Tohoku. Head over to Taste of Tohoku for more information. It is available in both English and Italian.