In this Koyo trip, we visited Hokkaido from mid to late Oct starting from Shikotsu-ko, Toya-ko, Niseko, Cape Kamui, Otaru, Sapporo and Hakodate.
First stay right after landing in nearby New Chitose airport, about 30min by car. Deep-blue lake in peak Koyo.
Koyo was a bit after peak. Nevertheless, it was a sunny day and it was my first shots on fireworks.
visited Shinsen-numa for the 1st time. Koyo was clearly beyond peak in mid-Oct due to higher elevation. Refer to our trip in Oct 2013 when we visited 1 week earlier to catch peak Koyo.
At the foothill of Mt Yotei, about 15-20min walk from car park through a forest of White Birch (Shirakaba in Japanese).