Popular Autumn Spots

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Koya Pond (Mt Hiuchi)

Autumn in myoko

Autumn is a stunning season in Myoko. There are many great places to see the spectacular leaves. Here are some of the most popular places around Myoko to experience this amazing season. For buses in Myoko during this season check our timetables here.

Koya Pond (Mt Hiuchi)

Koya Pond (Mt Hiuchi)
This where autumn begins in Myoko. The leaves start changing at the top of the mountain and then gradually come down to the bottom. Koya pond is located near the peak of Mt Hiuchi so you will have to hike up the mountain to see it. The climb is worth the effort as this area is breathtaking in autumn and is a sight you will never forget.

Sasagamine

sasagamine autumn
Sasagamine is the second area that autumn hits in Myoko. Located high up the mountain about a 30min drive or bus ride from Myoko village area this area starts to change colour around the first week of October. There are many trails to walk around Sasagamine which makes it a great place to relax and fully experience autumn in Myoko.

Naena Falls

naena autumn

One of the most popular tourist spots in Myoko, Naena waterfall is spectacular all year round. In fall the waterfall is framed by gorgeous yellow and oranges making this an amazing place for photography. This easily accessible spot is a must see.

Imori Pond

Being at the base of Mt Myoko Imori pond in Ikenotaira experiences a change in colours around mid/late October. Imori pond is one of the most famous photo spots in Myoko and the beautiful colours make it even more stunning. Its a great place to take a walk on a cool autumn day. You can then try the all you can eat tempura buffet while taking in this spectacular view.

Suginohara gondola/Sky cable gondola

suginohara autumn

There are three gondolas to ride in autumn. Suginohara ski resort gondola, Akakura Kanko sky cable and Lotte Arai resort gondola. They take people up the mountain to see the leaves and also get a great view of the village and surrounding scenery below. Suginohara & Kanko areas have trails you can walk and on a clear autumn day all of these areas are great to experience the leaves in Myoko. We recommend riding all three gondolas!

Other places to visit
kimi no i

Kimi no I Brewery Tour

Take a tour of this famous sake brewery and learn about its history & method of production. You will also get to taste some of the famous sake.

Umigatari Joetsu Aquarium

Umigatari Joetsu Aquarium

Umigatari Joetsu Aquarium was rebuilt in 2018. It is one of the few places in Japan where you can see beluga whales and magellanic penguins.

daidohara flower fields

Daidohara Flower Fields

Daidohara flower fields come into bloom at the beginning of May each year. The fields are canola (rapeseed) flowers.

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