Best Time to Visit Japan

Spring (March to May) and Fall (September to November) are the most popular times to visit Japan, as the natural scenery becomes incredibly vibrant. In Spring, the cherry trees are alive with delicate cherry blossoms, and the ground is covered in a pale pink carpet. In Fall, the leaves turn bright red and create a stunning backdrop to the temples and mirror lakes. As these are some of the best times to visit, we recommend booking in advance to avoid being disappointed.

In the Summer months (June to August), the northern National Parks and mountains are perfect for hiking and exploring. In the south, it will be quite hot and humid and there can be heavy rains as well. Winter (December to February) offers the best season for skiing and snow related activities. Powdery snow piles high and it’s cold outside, but the hot springs and onsens can help keep you warm. No matter what time of year you want to visit Japan, our specialists will be able to talk you through the experience of each season and help you choose the best month that is right for you.

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Climate guide for Japan

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Kanazawa & Around 40°F 182mm 42°F 87mm 47°F 125mm 53°F 144mm 67°F 84mm 71°F 247mm 78°F 127mm 83°F 335mm 76°F 48mm 66°F 282mm 54°F 114mm 47°F 143mm
Osaka 31°F 50mm 36°F 47mm 42°F 109mm 49°F 110mm 62°F 139mm 68°F 322mm 74°F 305mm 79°F 294mm 72°F 84mm 61°F 319mm 47°F 39mm 39°F 79mm
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