Fall foliage

2016 foliage information

This is foliage information from 2016 (last year).
2017 foliage information will be updated in mid-September.

Ishikawa Prefecture

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Foliage spots In front of Chugu Observatory
600m above sea level
Jadani Bridge
730m above sea level
Fukube Falls
900m above sea level
Kunimi Observatory
1,100m above sea level
Hakusan Observatory
1,350m above sea level
Sanpoiawadake Parking Lot
1,450m above sea level

In front of Chugu Observatory600m above sea level

This is the last stop on the White Road and is open through early November. The Sarugajodo (the mountains in the distance of the Chugu Exhibit Hall) are quite beautiful.

Jadani Bridge730m above sea level

The best time to see this is in late-October. The contrast of the foliage with the coniferous green trees around the bridge is lovely.

Fukube Falls900m above sea level

The best time to see this is in mid-October through late October. The spray of the waterfalls and the foliage around the cliffs called “Kinran” and “Ginran” are beautiful.

Kunimi Observatory1,100m above sea level

The best time to see this is around mid-October. See the White Road snaking around the mountain slopes and the foliage all around the area.

Hakusan Observatory1,350m above sea level

The best time to see this is from around early October to mid-October. The views of fall foliage from the virgin beech forests across the valley are beautiful.

Sanpoiawadake Parking Lot1,450m above sea level

The best time to see this is at the peak of White Road between late September and early October.

November 4th

In front of Chugu Observatory600m above sea level

Jadani Bridge730m above sea level

Fukube Falls900m above sea level

Kunimi Observatory1,100m above sea level

Fallen leaves

Hakusan Observatory1,350m above sea level

Fallen leaves

Sanpoiawadake Parking Lot1,450m above sea level

October 27th

In front of Chugu Observatory600m above sea level

Jadani Bridge730m above sea level

Fukube Falls900m above sea level

Kunimi Observatory1,100m above sea level

Hakusan Observatory1,350m above sea level

Sanpoiawadake Parking Lot1,450m above sea level

October 24th

In front of Chugu Observatory600m above sea level

Jadani Bridge730m above sea level

Fukube Falls900m above sea level

Kunimi Observatory1,100m above sea level

Hakusan Observatory1,350m above sea level

Sanpoiawadake Parking Lot1,450m above sea level

October 19th

In front of Chugu Observatory600m above sea level

Jadani Bridge730m above sea level

Fukube Falls900m above sea level

Kunimi Observatory1,100m above sea level

Hakusan Observatory1,350m above sea level

Sanpoiawadake Parking Lot1,450m above sea level

October 14th

In front of Chugu Observatory600m above sea level

Jadani Bridge730m above sea level

Fukube Falls900m above sea level

Kunimi Observatory1,100m above sea level

Hakusan Observatory1,350m above sea level

Sanpoiawadake Parking Lot1,450m above sea level

October 5th

In front of Chugu Observatory600m above sea level

Jadani Bridge730m above sea level

Fukube Falls900m above sea level

Kunimi Observatory1,100m above sea level

Hakusan Observatory1,350m above sea level

Sanpoiawadake Parking Lot1,450m above sea level

September 30th

In front of Chugu Observatory600m above sea level

Jadani Bridge730m above sea level

Fukube Falls900m above sea level

Kunimi Observatory1,100m above sea level

Hakusan Observatory1,350m above sea level

Sanpoiawadake Parking Lot1,450m above sea level

September 25th

In front of Chugu Observatory600m above sea level

Jadani Bridge730m above sea level

Fukube Falls900m above sea level

Kunimi Observatory1,100m above sea level

Hakusan Observatory1,350m above sea level

Sanpoiawadake Parking Lot1,450m above sea level

Gifu Prefecture

Foliage spots Sanpoiawadake Parking Lot
1,450m above sea level
Sanpoiwadake
1,736m above sea level
Near 12.5KP
1,350m above sea level
Rennyo Chaya
1,200m above sea level
Second hairpin
1,160m above sea level
In front of management office
790m above sea level

Sanpoiawadake Parking Lot1,450m above sea level

The best time to see this is at the peak of White Road between late September and early October.

Sanpoiwadake1,736m above sea level

The foliage begins to change color in around late September, with early October being the peak time to see it. Here you can enjoy both the foliage and the sight of snow on the distant mountaintops.

Near 12.5KP1,350m above sea level

The best time to see this is in mid-October. Enjoy the foliage throughout the mountains.

Rennyo Chaya1,200m above sea level

The best time to see this is in mid-October. The beech tree foliage in the distance is beautiful.

Second hairpin1,160m above sea level

The best time to see the foliage is from mid-October to late October (seeing the Shirakawa-go area from the Shirakawa-go Observatory Parking Lot)

In front of management office790m above sea level

Best seen from late October through early November (seeing Magari Shoji from the management office)

November 10th

Winter preparations

Sanpoiawadake Parking Lot1,450m above sea level

Winter preparations

Sanpoiwadake1,736m above sea level

Winter preparations

Near 12.5KP1,350m above sea level

Winter preparations

Rennyo Chaya1,200m above sea level

Winter preparations

Second hairpin1,160m above sea level

Winter preparations

In front of management office790m above sea level

November 8th

Sanpoiawadake Parking Lot1,450m above sea level

Sanpoiwadake1,736m above sea level

Near 12.5KP1,350m above sea level

Rennyo Chaya1,200m above sea level

Second hairpin1,160m above sea level

In front of management office790m above sea level

November 4th

Sanpoiawadake Parking Lot1,450m above sea level

Sanpoiwadake1,736m above sea level

Near 12.5KP1,350m above sea level

Rennyo Chaya1,200m above sea level

Second hairpin1,160m above sea level

In front of management office790m above sea level

October 31th

Sanpoiawadake Parking Lot1,450m above sea level

Sanpoiwadake1,736m above sea level

Near 12.5KP1,350m above sea level

Rennyo Chaya1,200m above sea level

Second hairpin1,160m above sea level

In front of management office790m above sea level

October 27th

Sanpoiawadake Parking Lot1,450m above sea level

Sanpoiwadake1,736m above sea level

Near 12.5KP1,350m above sea level

Rennyo Chaya1,200m above sea level

Second hairpin1,160m above sea level

In front of management office790m above sea level

October 21th

Sanpoiawadake Parking Lot1,450m above sea level

Sanpoiwadake1,736m above sea level

Near 12.5KP1,350m above sea level

Rennyo Chaya1,200m above sea level

Second hairpin1,160m above sea level

In front of management office790m above sea level

October 17th

Sanpoiawadake Parking Lot1,450m above sea level

Sanpoiwadake1,736m above sea level

Near 12.5KP1,350m above sea level

Rennyo Chaya1,200m above sea level

Second hairpin1,160m above sea level

In front of management office790m above sea level

October 11th

Sanpoiawadake Parking Lot1,450m above sea level

Sanpoiwadake1,736m above sea level

Near 12.5KP1,350m above sea level

Rennyo Chaya1,200m above sea level

Second hairpin1,160m above sea level

In front of management office790m above sea level

October 4th

Sanpoiawadake Parking Lot1,450m above sea level

Sanpoiwadake1,736m above sea level

Near 12.5KP1,350m above sea level

Rennyo Chaya1,200m above sea level

Second hairpin1,160m above sea level

In front of management office790m above sea level

October 1th

Sanpoiawadake Parking Lot1,450m above sea level

Sanpoiwadake1,736m above sea level

Near 12.5KP1,350m above sea level

Rennyo Chaya1,200m above sea level

Second hairpin1,160m above sea level

In front of management office790m above sea level

September 27th

Sanpoiawadake Parking Lot1,450m above sea level

Sanpoiwadake1,736m above sea level

Near 12.5KP1,350m above sea level

Rennyo Chaya1,200m above sea level

Second hairpin1,160m above sea level

In front of management office790m above sea level