Japan is a beautiful country with great cities, lots of culture and delicious food. Almost all places worth seeing are close to a Shinkansen route and can be reached quickly. The friendliness of the Japanese will impress every guest. Since Japan is very far away, you should plan your trip well and, above all, choose the travel time wisely.
When is the best time to travel to Japan?
In spring the temperatures are still quite cool. In March the thermometer rarely rises above 10 ° C. From May the temperatures rise significantly. The sun shines an average of 5-6 hours a day. The Hanami Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the most important festivals of the year. It takes place during the cherry blossom season, which begins around the end of March and ends in mid-April.
In summer it is hot and very humid. June is the rainy season. In July and August the weather gets better but then it is very hot. The Tanabata Matsuri Festival and the O-Bon Festival take place in the summer.
Hurricanes hit Japan in September and heavy rains and storms can occur. In October the weather calms down and the temperatures are pleasantly mild. From the end of October the leaves of the trees change color. The Japanese gardens are then the most beautiful. In November it gets colder, but there is hardly any rainfall.
December is cool but relatively sunny with little rain. January is the coldest month in Japan. February is hardly warmer than January, temperatures can drop to 0 ° C.
The best time to travel to Japan is May and October.
It is significantly cooler on the island of Hokkaido and significantly warmer on Okinawa. M
Population: 125 million (2021)
Area: 378,000 km²
Area code: + 81
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