Fall colors on Mt. Gozaisho begin at the summit in mid-October, and travel down the mountain sides to Yunoyama Onsen Hot Springs at the base over a period of one month.
Fall leaves decorated by the blended combination of the red of the heath family, the yellow of the laurel family and the green of coniferous trees progress little by little from the summit to the base of the mountain.
What to See in Fall
Fall colors on Mt. Gozaisho
The leaves covering the mountain change color gradually over time.
As the timing of fall colors on the mountain varies widely depending on elevation, they appear in stages first at the summit, then on the mid-mountain and finally at the hot springs area at the base.
As the peak fall colors move down the mountain from the mid-mountain to the hot springs area, they gradually begin to fade from the summit downward.
Fall colors arrive on Mt. Gozaisho in the following three areas at different times.
- Summit area
Hot springs area
|Peak colors||Timing||Information on Fall Leaves|
|Information on Fall Leaves||Mid-Oct. toLate Oct.||The summit area is at its peak, but colors have not appeared on the mid-mountain or at the base!|
|Mid-mountain area||Late Oct. toMid-Nov.||While the mid-mountain area is at its peak, leaves have fallen to the ground at the summit, and colors have not yet appeared at the base!|
|Hot springs area||Mid-Nov. toLate Nov.||Peak colors are reaching their final destinations!|
The leaves are all gone at the summit and on the mid-mountain, where winter has already arrived! Timings listed are estimates based on prior years’ results.