From the middle to the end of October is the ideal time to see colored leaves on the trees in Sapporo, both in downtown and in residential areas. The typical trees are the maple whose leaves turn to red, and the ginkgo tree, whose leaves turn to yellow. Sunlight works its magic, and the leaves take on a vermilion or golden hue. On a sunny day, if you are not in the shade, you will feel warm but if the weather is cloudy or rainy, you may feel chilly or cold. As such, when visiting, preparation of appropriate clothing is advised.