The temperature rarely drops below 0°C in the plains along the Pacific coast during the wintertime. It is also quite dry and very often sunny. Central Japan and Northern Japan are highly reputable regions for winter sports. Southern Japan is comparatively mild and pleasant during the winter. Suggested Clothing: Overcoats, sweaters, etc.
One of the most pleasant seasons in Japan, spring is often symbolized by the cherry blossom. The cherry blossoms begin to appear in Tokyo area between the end of March and the beginning of April to bring this beautiful season to a climax. Some climates will have their trees blooming later in the season. Splendid views of mountains, fields and gardens all blanketed in gentle pink abound in this season. Suggested Clothing: Light jackets, light sweaters and other similar kinds of tops.
Summer in Japan officially begins in June with a three to four week rainy season called "tsuyu," or "baiyu".
This is an important time for farmers to plant rice. It becomes seriously hot and humid from July onward,
it is highly recommended to stay hydrated. This season is also known as a time to enjoy bathing in the sea
and relaxing at cool resorts in mountainous areas. Summer is when many interesting festivals and other
events are held all over the country.
Suggested Clothing: Light clothes, and cardigans or other similar kinds are handy due to most indoor environments being air-conditioned for this season.
Autumn tends to bring in fresh, light breezes and cool temperatures after the hot and humid summer. The
forests are usually vibrant with eventful autumn colors. Chrysanthemums create beautiful displays with
their abundance of flowers, enchanting visitors to parks and gardens. Autumn is also the season for many
exhibitions, music concerts, and sports tournaments in Japan.
Suggested Clothing: Light jackets and sweaters or other similar kinds of tops.