October 4th, 2016
Nagano’s Golden Season

Autumn is finally upon us! The mountaintops are turning vivid shades of red, yellow and gold, and the fall colors are slowly spreading down into the valley. Venture out into the wilderness and enjoy the scenery while it lasts!

Take in the majestic views of the burnt mountains in Kamikochi; enjoy the colorful forests in the steep, narrow valleys of the Kiso Valley; or feel the autumn breeze at an altitude of over 2500 meters at Senjojiki Cirque.

Areas such as Komoro Kaikoen (pictured above), Matsumoto Castle, and Takato Castle Park also offer wonderful fall foliage in prime, historic locations; not to mention the post towns of the Nakasendo!

For up-to-date information on the best spots for fall foliage, see our Fall Colors Watch page!