located in North Asia, has four main seasons, Winter, Spring, Summer and
Autumn. Choosing when to travel can make all the difference when
planning your trip as parts of Japan can get very cold, and other times
very hot and humid. Knowing a little of what weather to expect will also
help you know what to pack.
Winter season is generally from December to February. The temperature rarely drops below 0°C in the plains along the Pacific coast during wintertime. It is also
quite dry and very often sunny. Central Japan and Northern Japan are highly reputed regions for winter sports. Southern Japan is comparatively mild
in winter. Hokkaido is famous during the winter season for its
incredible Ice Festival.
Spring time is from March to May. The weather during this period still
tends to remain cool, and we would advise packing some light jackets, light sweaters and other similar kinds of
Japan's Summer is from June to August. Generally the Japanese summer
season begins in June with a three to four week rainy season. It then
becomes very hot and humid from July onward.
Japan's Autumn season is from September to November. Autumn is a lovely
time to visit Japan especially areas such as Kyoto and other more
rural areas, as forests are dyed in glorious autumn colors. As the
season brings a more refreshing cool after the hot summer light jackets, light sweaters and
similar is advised.
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