Japan exemplifies the marriage of modern lifestyle and old traditions. The merging of these two opposing facets of life is best seen from its urban cities. With so many sights to see and four different seasons, it makes you wonder when you should go there.
Technically, you can travel to Japan any time of the year but it really depends on what kinds of attractions you are after. If you want to enjoy natural sceneries for example, you should time your trip according to the season. Festivals are also held at certain times of the year, giving you more reason to plan your trip.
Summers are short in Japan. It starts in mid-June and ends in mid-July. Ironically, the rainy season starts at this time of the year. Summer might not be the best time to visit Japan and explore its top tourist attractions, but it’s not bad either. Just make sure you have light clothes to keep you cool and sunscreen to protect your skin.
Also, don’t forget to bring a jacket and umbrella just in case it rains. Believe it or not, even winter destinations are great to visit in the summer like Niesko which is known as a popular ski resort town. There are beautiful mountains that during summer time, make great places to hike and mountain bike. You can also get a much better deal on Niesko apartments during the summer time as well opposed to winter.
Fall starts in November and lasts through December. It is a great time to travel to Japan because the weather is cool and leaves are changing to warm tones. Chrysanthemum shows and seasonal festivals are common this time of the year. Bringing a warm jacket is recommended to keep you warm.
From December until March, it’s winter in Japan. It’s the perfect time to visit hot springs although they are open to tourists any time of the year. Other than that, there’s not much to see in Japan during this cold season. Upon the arrival of spring from March until April, you’d wish you were there. Cherry blossoms are in full bloom along with other plants and flowers. It’s the most ideal time for travel in terms of climate as well. Temperatures are neither too cool nor too warm and rainfall is rare.