Kaikoen Garden, the former castle site of Komoro city, is one of the best places to enjoy autumn leaves in Nagano prefecture. The former Komoro castle site has been selected as one of the best 100 castles in Japan.
Maple Leaf Festival in Komoro
Komoro is known for good soba noodles branded as "Komoro Soba." As Autumn is the season of freshly harvested buckwheat, it will be nice enjoying the soba as well as colorful-leaf viewing.
From mid. October to early November
Location: Komoro city, Nagano prefecture
Admission fee: 300 JPY (garden entrance fee)
YouTube by komorocity channel
Official website: Komoro Tourism Bureau
Getting there from Karuizawa
From Karuizawa station, take the Shinano-tetsudo railway しなの鉄道 bound for Komoro 小諸.
(23-min ride. Fare:500 JPY)
From Ueda station, take the Shinano-tetsudo railway しなの鉄道 bound for Komoro 小諸.
(20-min ride Fare:410 JPY)