Fuji Kawaguchiko Autumn Leaves Festival 2018
Best Autumn Leaves Festival 2018 at Lake Kawaguchi with Mt Fuji View
Fuji Kawaguchiko Autumn Leaves Festival (富士河口湖紅葉まつり) is one of the most popular autumn events held in Japan every November. The festival is scheduled to be held from 1st to 23rd November in 2018 at the northern shore of Lake Kawaguchi.
The event features colourful autumn leaves which stretch around Lake Kawaguchi area, and the amazing scenery can be enjoyed with the glorious view of Mt Fuji on the background.
There are several scenic view spots around the festival sites. Near the lake (about 150m away) ,the most popular autumn leaves spot is Momiji Kairo (もみじ回廊) a.k.a. Maple Corridor which is a walkway lined by over 60 maple trees with autumn colour leaves. The trees with red, yellow and orange leaves stretch for about 2km, displaying the stunning scenery.
The festival can be enjoyed even after dark as the light-up of the autumn leaves takes place after the sunset (around 4:30~) till 10 pm every night.
During the festival, there will be a market with small vendors selling seasonal foods, drinks, and local products and souvenirs.
About 3 km away from the lake, there is another famous autumn leaves viewing spot, Momiji Tunnel, which is a tunnel made by the maple trees which turn into warm red colour. It’s also worth visiting. (Map: http://bit.ly/2zY8UJP)
Lake Kawaguchi is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan where you can easily access from Tokyo. If you are planning to visit Japan this autumn, this event should definitely be added on your travel plan! Additionally, if you are visiting Lake Kawaguchi, you may wanna stay at one of these Onsen spots which offer amazing views of Mt Fuji !! They are highly on demand so make sure to book the room in advance!
2018 Fuji Kawaguchiko Autumn Leaves Festival (富士河口湖紅葉まつり)
Access: 25 mins from Kawaguchiko Station by bus (nearest bus stop: Itchiku Kubota Art Museum Stop)
Date: 1 to 23 November 2018
Hours: 9am to 7pm (light-up till 10 pm)
For more information about travelling in Japan in autumn, please check out these articles, too!