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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.

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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 (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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