Renowned Spots for Autumn Leaves in Osaka

The Best Maple-Viewing Destinations from Early November

The maple season in Osaka usually lasts from early to mid-November each year. During this time, the weather is pleasant, making it the best time to enjoy the autumn foliage.

Osaka Castle Park

1-1 Osakajo, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 540-0002, Japan

Hours: Nishinomaru Garden: March to October 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM; November to February of the following year 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM; Closed on Mondays

Large clusters of maple trees, especially along the stone walls and moats of Osaka Castle, turn into a beautiful shade of red during the autumn, creating a romantic atmosphere around the entire castle. Apart from maple-viewing, Osaka Castle Park offers different charms throughout the year, such as plum blossoms, cherry blossoms, and ginkgo trees, providing a diverse beauty in every season. Additionally, various events and exhibitions take place within Osaka Castle and the main keep, allowing visitors to appreciate not only the scenery but also Japan’s history and culture.

Expo ’70 Commemorative Park

Senribanpakukoen, Suita, Osaka 565-0826, Japan

Hours: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM (Open during cherry blossom and maple seasons)

With an expansive area of 260 hectares, Expo ’70 Commemorative Park offers a combination of cultural, sports, and leisure facilities. The park features numerous lakes, vast green spaces, and over ten thousand trees of various species. During autumn, the maple leaves turn into a deep red, transforming the entire park into a vibrant and colorful landscape. Within the park, visitors can also explore folk art museums, the Tower of the Sun, Japanese-style gardens, and many other fascinating facilities.​​

Minoh Waterfall

1-18 Minookoen, Minoh, Osaka 562-0002, Japan

Hours: All day

Minoh Waterfall is one of the few waterfalls within Osaka City, standing at approximately 33 meters in height, making it one of the largest waterfalls in the city. The water gently flows from a high point, creating a magnificent waterfall landscape. During autumn, the surrounding trees turn into a deep red, forming a beautiful contrast with the waterfall’s scenery. Nearby, the historic Minoh Shrine is also one of the important cultural heritages of the area.