Hokkaido is a beautiful destination for viewing fall foliage. Popluar spots are:
Daisetsuzan Mountains / Sounkyo Gorge
One of Japan’s earliest fall foliage usually happens in the Daisetsuzan mountains from mid September.
Location: Daisetsuzan National Park Sounkyo Onsen
It takes about 30 minutes by bus to Sounkyo Onsen Stop from JR Kamikawa Station
Fall Foliage Season: mid September – early October.
Location: Shikotsuko Onsen Chitose-city, Hokkaido
it takes about 45 minutes by bus for Shikotsuko from JR Chitose Station
Fall Foliage Season: early – mid October
Location: Akan-ko Onsen Kushiro-city, Hokkaido
Access: About 2 hours by bus from JR Kushiro Station to Akanko Bus Terminal
Fall Foliage Season: late September – early October
There are many fall foliage viewing spots in Sapporo-city.
Onuma Koen Park
Location: Onuma-cho Nanae-cho, Hokkaido
Access: JR Onuma Koen Station
Fall Foliage Season: mid – late October