Fuji Kawaguchiko Autumn Leaves Festival 2023

Best Autumn Leaves Festival at Lake Kawaguchi with Mt Fuji View

Don’t miss one of the best autumn leaves festivals in Japan !! Fuji Kawaguchiko Autumn Leaves Festival 2023 will be held at Lake Kawaguchi with the amazing view of Mt Fuji and gorgeous autumn leaves!


Fuji Kawaguchiko Autumn Leaves Festival (富士河口湖紅葉まつり) is one of the most popular autumn events in Japan. The festival takes place at the northern shore of Lake Kawaguchi, one of the Fuji Five Lakes from early to late November every year.

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.

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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.

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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 onsen spots which offer amazing views of Mt Fuji!! How wonderful to soak up and relax in hot onsen bath while watching Mt Fuji? Those Mt Fuji viewing onsen around Kawaguchiko are high in demand so make sure to book the room in advance!

▶ 5 Onsen at Lake Kawaguchiko with a View of Mt.Fuji!


-Fuji Kawaguchiko Autumn Leaves Festival 2023 (富士河口湖紅葉まつり 2023)

Map: http://bit.ly/2LeD7t1

Access: 25 mins from Kawaguchiko Station by bus (nearest bus stop: Itchiku Kubota Art Museum Stop)

Date: 28 October to 23 November 2023

Hours:  9:00~19:00 (light-up from sunset till 22:00)

Fee: Free


If you are going to visit Fuji Kawaguchiko Autumn Leaves Festival, you should definitely spend some time to explore the area around Kawaguchiko and Mt Fuji as there are plenty of attractions and interesting things to do! Here, I’m listing articles introducing the best things to do as well as the suggested itinerary within the area, so please check them out before vising Fuji Kawaguchiko Autumn Leaves Festival!

Best Things to Do in Kawaguchiko (Lake Kawaguchi)

Mt Fuji Bucket List: Best Things to Do around Mt Fuji

3 Days Itinerary around Mt Fuji

Moreover, there are various seasonal events held at Kawaguchiko through the year such as cherry blossom festival in spring and lavender festival in summer. We recommend you to check out the below article, introducing the most exciting events around Mt Fuji through the year!

Best Events around Mt Fuji

For more information about travelling in Japan in autumn, please check out these articles, too!

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