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When is the best time to go to Japan? The best time to go to Japan varies from the experience travelers wish to receive. Japan is a country that is beautiful all year round with different activities for every season.

Spring (Marc…… more

When is the best time to go to Japan? The best time to go to Japan varies from the experience travelers wish to receive. Japan is a country that is beautiful all year round with different activities for every season.

Spring (March to May) is the peak traveling season in Japan because of its renowned cherry blossoms, also known as “sakura”. A longtime tradition many enjoy is “hanami”, or viewing cherry blossom trees while enjoying a picnic and drinking with friends. Many travelers mark the cherry blossom season a must see on their Japan itinerary and visit festivals that celebrate this beautiful occurrence. In addition to seeing the short-lived cherry blossoms, visitors can discover Japan’s charming wisteria flowers. Spring in Japan is commonly referred to the “best time to visit Japan” due to the pleasant weather conditions and stunning scenery.

Summer (June to August) in Japan is celebrated with fireworks throughout the whole country. Some of the biggest and most well-known festivals are also celebrated during this time. It’s hard not to run into some type of festival, including the biggest dance festival of Awa Odori in Tokushima and the famous Gion Matsuri in Kyoto. Although the summers can get hot, the people of Japan celebrate this season with beer gardens and seasonal food specialties. To help bear the heat, travelers often head to the northernmost island of Japan (Hokkaido), allowing cooler temperatures that are perfect for hiking. Travelers are also granted with fewer crowds and cheaper prices.

Autumn (September to November) is also one of the best times to visit Japan for its striking autumn leaves. Many travelers from across the globe visit Japan to be surrounded by the scarlet-colored Japanese maple leaves. The weather during this time is enjoyable for many, with crisp temperatures and cool breezes. Visitors will discover several festivals and even Christmas lights in multiple regions of Japan. This is also the best time to stroll through gardens and national parks to indulge in the amber-colored scenery.

Winter (December to February) in Japan is a magical time to visit, offering various winter activities and gorgeous landscapes. Japan’s winter season features remarkable snow festivals, where night time illuminations and impressive snow sculptures can be experienced. This includes the increasingly popular Sapporo Snow Festival in Hokkaido and illuminated decorations in Tokyo. Winter is also the best time to enjoy Japanese onsen (hot springs), where many relax in steamy, therapeutic baths in icy scenery. Top things to do in Japan’s winter season is to enjoy a cup of hot sake after enjoying the Japanese hot springs, visit first-rate ski resorts, and see the famous snow monkeys of Jigokudani.



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Summer in Japan

Summer in Japan

Picture | March 29th, 2019 | Dayna Hannah

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Autumn in Japan

Autumn in Japan

Picture | February 15th, 2019 | Dayna Hannah

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Winter in Japan

Winter in Japan

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Picture | February 13th, 2019 | Dayna Hannah

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The Best Time to Visit Japan

The Best Time to Visit Japan

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Picture | February 11th, 2019 | Dayna Hannah

Here, we’ve broken down the best things about Japan by season, month, annual events, and particula......

When is the Least Expensive Time to Visit Japan?

When is the Least Expensive Time to Visit Japan?

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Picture | February 1st, 2019 | Dayna Hannah

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When is the Best Time to Visit Japan for Festivals?

When is the Best Time to Visit Japan for Festivals?

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Picture | January 30th, 2019 | Dayna Hannah

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When is the Best Time to Visit Japan for Autumn Leaves?

When is the Best Time to Visit Japan for Autumn Leaves?

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Picture | January 11th, 2019 | Dayna Hannah

Unique opportunities for travelers crop up in the fall, and the autumn leaves highlight the beauty o......

Things to Do in Japan in December

Things to Do in Japan in December

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Picture | December 21st, 2018 | Dayna Hannah

December in Japan might be chilly, but you won’t feel the need to hole yourself up in your hotel r......

Things to Do in Japan in November

Things to Do in Japan in November

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Picture | December 19th, 2018 | Dayna Hannah

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Things to Do in Japan in October

Things to Do in Japan in October

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Picture | December 17th, 2018 | Dayna Hannah

Autumn is the most comfortable season in Japan, and many cities hold charming festivals at local shr......

Things to Do in Japan in September

Things to Do in Japan in September

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Picture | December 12th, 2018 | Dayna Hannah

This one’s for you, frugal flyers! September is a low travel period for Japan, so get ready to sav......

Things to Do in Japan in August

Things to Do in Japan in August

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Picture | November 12th, 2018 | Dayna Hannah

Here are some suggestions for things to do in August during your trip to Japan!......

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