Nakano Momiji-yama (Nakano Maple Mountain)

A famous autumn colours viewing spot with a night-time illumination that’s a must-see

The autumn colours of Nakano Maple Mountain make it a leading spot for viewing foliage even in Aomori Prefecture. It is a historic foliage viewing spot that is said to have begun when the feudal lord of the Hirosaki Domain, Tsugaru Yasuchika, ordered for 100 varieties of maple seedlings to be transplanted from Kyoto. The foliage is so red that it appears to be on fire during the day, and the illuminated foliage is reflected on the waterfall and stream at night, creating a wondrous space. 

The area around Nakano Shrine at the foot of the mountain bustles with people as events such as illuminations are held during the autumn colours season. Please enjoy the maple leaves at night, which are just as captivating as cherry trees at night. 

General Information

Opening Times
Foliage illumination
Mid-October to early November
Evening to around 21:00
●About 30 minutes by bus from Kuroishi Station on the Konan Line of the Konan Railway
●About 10 minutes from the Kuroishi Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway
Car Park
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(1) Tourism Section, Commerce and Tourism Division, Kuroishi City
(2) Kuroishi Tourist Association
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