Autumn Climate in Hokkaido
There will be a difference in temperature from region to region. In Sapporo, the average temperature is below 20 degrees Celsius and it feels cooler, but there is a lot of precipitation in September, so it is advisable to prepare rain gear. The first snow falls in late October and early November, and many households start using heaters, and Asahikawa and Furano sometimes get snow.
Monthly Average Temperature by Region
Hokkaido’s Autumn Highlights
The leaves start to change color in early September, and the best time to see them is from early to mid-October. You can enjoy the colorful autumn leaves in many places. Around the end of September, golden ears of delicious Hokkaido rice sway in the wind and new rice can be enjoyed. This is the season of harvest, when you can enjoy the bright red coral grass at Lake Notoro in Abashiri, fish for kokanee salmon in the Memanbetsu and Kushiro areas, observe squirrels and wild birds in nature parks, and pick fruit.
Hokuto’s rice plant
In Hokuto City, where the Ono Plain stretches out, ears of “Fukkurinko” rice, a nationally renowned rice crop, spread out. From the Kijihiki Highland Panoramic Observation Deck, you can see Mount Hakodate, the Ono Plain, the Yokotsu mountain range, Uchiura Bay, Lake Onuma and Mt. Komagatake.
In Niki town, Yoichi-gun, there is an orchard with a long history of over 130 years. You can enjoy picking 5 kinds of fruits such as strawberries, cherries, grapes, blueberries and prunes, in total there are 45 varieties of fruit depending on the season. We also sell seasonal apples at our direct sales store.
Nopporo Shinrin Kouen Prefectural Natural Park
The park has the 100th anniversary Memorial Tower which was established as the memorial of 100th year after the reclamation of Hokkaido, Historical Village of Hokkaido which displays historical buildings and Hokkaido Museum which introduces Hokkaido’s nature, history and culture. You can experience and learn about the nature of Hokkaido.