Surely you have asked yourself: What is the best season to travel to Japan? If so, read on to learn the pros and cons of traveling to Japan during busy seasons.
Popular flowering (End of March to April)
Pro: The rush to see flowers take Japan! The whole city is in party mode and the HANAMI (flourishing appreciation) is a fascinating cultural experience.
Against: All the people who are in Japan at that time, want to see the temples in Kyoto in the season of blossoming brilliance – even the Japanese. It is high season which implies a high number of tourists added to the locals who are also interested in enjoying this activity, which means that accommodation in the main cities can be really expensive and difficult to obtain.
Pro: Although the flowers have already fallen from their branches and trees, the gardens are resplendent, the mountains are green, and the weather is warm. It is even calmer than April, as much as you want it to be.
Against: This month the Golden Week occurs, which refers to the free week in Japan and occurs the first week of May, which means that there are many crowds of people enjoying their vacations
Pro: It is quieter and there are fewer tourists, as most travelers opt for spring or fall when they see the words “rainy season.” June is a great time to celebrate nature also with beautiful firefly festivals that take place throughout mainland Japan.
Con: Con: It is officially the rainy season, or tsuyu, from mid-June to mid-July, and when it rains it rains a lot! but when it’s not raining, the weather isn’t bad at all!
Pro: Summer is full of traditional festivals. Any of these is a fantastic experience, with traditional dress, music, food. It can also be cheaper, as hotels offer summer deals.
Con: It’s hot … It can get really hot. As long as you don’t mind the heat, you’ll be fine.
October – Beginning of December
Pro: Japan’s fall leaves compete with cherry blossom for beauty, illuminating gardens and mountain slopes in red and gold. The skies are blue and the temperature during the day is warm.
Con: As leaf viewing is popular with tourists and Japanese, the major viewing spots (such as Kyoto) can get crowded, although not as crowded as is usually the case in spring early in the year.
Pro: Although it’s cold, the weather is considerably dry. Popular views are free from crowds and some things look better with a little snow. It’s also the best opportunity to see Mount Fuji and you can’t pass up a nice onsen bath and a bowl of hot noodles for some winter comfort. And if you are a winter sports enthusiast looking for something different, you should definitely visit Japan at this time! It’s a great time of year to travel.}
Con: If you don’t like cold weather, mainland Japan in winter is not for you. But there is also an option for you: you can head to the subtropical part of Okinawa!
Without a doubt, there are options for all tastes in Japan.
Now that you know this, what would be the best travel time for you?