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Kawaguchi Travel Guide

Hunting down groves of flaming-red maples, rows of golden gingkos and meadows full of wildflowers is like no other sport in Japan! Koyo, or autumn-colored foliage, kicks off in mid-September in the north and moves like wildfire over the entire countryside in less than 90 days. Die-hard backpackers go where the action is, so grab your koyo hunting gear (a.k.a. your camera, smartphone and selfie-stick) because fall foliage is fleeting, and koyo hunting season only comes once a year!

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