Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Hokkaido

7Shiretokogo Lake (知床五湖) in Shari

First colors: End of September
Color Peak: Beginning of October until the middle of October
Opening hours: End of April until the end of November; 7:30am - 6pm
Access: 1 hour 15 min bus ride from Shiretoko-Shari Station (JR Senmo Main Line) until Shiretokogo Lake
Address: Shiretoko National Park, Shari-gun, Shari-cho, 099-4356 Hokkaido
Ranking: ★★★★☆
- www.env.go.jp

8Sandandaki Park (三段滝公園) in Ashibetsu

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First colors: Beginning of October
Color Peak: Beginning of October until middle of October
Access: 25min taxi ride from Ashibetsu Street
Address: Ashibetsu, Ashibetsu-shi, 075-0000 Hokkaido
Ranking: ★★★☆☆
- tripadvisor.com

9Jozankei (Hoheikyo Dam) (定山渓 (豊平峡ダム)) in Sapporo

First colors: End of September
Color Peak: Beginning of October until the middle of October
Recommended Spot: the view from the dam side; the view from the viewing platform
Access: Jotetsu Bus from JR Sapporo Station or Makomanai Station (Metro - Nanboku Line) to Jozankei Yunomachi, from there you can take the free Hoheikyo shuttle bus until Hoheikyo dam parking area
Address: Jozankei, Minami-ku, Sapporo-shi, 061-2301 Hokkaido
Ranking: ★★★★☆
- www.houheikyou.jp

10Lake Shikotsu - Lake Shikotsu Onsen (支笏湖 (支笏湖温泉)) in Chitose

First colors: End of September
Color Peak: Beginning of October until the end of October
Recommended Spots: Mount Eniwa, Mount Fuppushi, Mount Tarumae, Mount Monbetsu
Event: Lake Shikotsu Autumn Color Festival
Date: October 9th (Sunday), 10am – 3pm
Details: Sale of seasonal vegetables, performance from the drum and fife band of the local primary school, food stands. The near Onsen will open its door for half the price, so you can relax in the hot tubs after the lively festival.
Access: 54 min bus ride from Shinchitose Kuko Station (JR Chitose Line); 44min bus ride from Chitose Station (JR Chitose Line)
Address: Kohan Enchi - Shikotsuko Onsen, Chitose-shi, 066-0281 Hokkaido
Ranking: ★★★☆☆
- www.shikotsuko.com


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