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Japan – Best time to go

Best time to visit Japan

Japan is an intoxicating destination all year round. Expect temperatures of 7 degrees Celsius during winter and highs of 28 degrees Celsius in summer. Experience the natural beauty of this fascinating country during April to May when the delicate pink flowers of the sakura trees (cherry blossoms) burst into bloom, gracing the country with elegant pink and white petals and celebrations are held in Tokyo’s Ueno-Koen Park and Maruyama Park in Kyoto. November is also a good month, when the splendid autumn foliage and pleasant temperatures beckon visitors to the stylish Japanese gardens. 

Best times to visit

Spring Season

Japan is absolutely beautiful in the spring. Cherry blossoms bloom and the vegetation comes alive. The temperatures become comfortably warm with sunny days and cool nights. 

Summer Season

Summer in Japan is hot and very humid, with the rainy season falling between June and July. Although it doesn’t rain every day the clouds stay heavy and grey. The end of summer sees the beginning of typhoon season. 

Autumn Season

Typhoons continue to pound Japan with heavy rains and wind into early autumn, but by October the temperatures cool and the rains stop. October and November see the leaves change and the landscape turn to the dramatic hues of autumn.  

Winter Season

Japan has brief winters with cold and sunny days. Occasional snow falls in the lower regions such as Tokyo with more snow falling and bitterly cold temperatures in the mountains. Days tend to be very short, with the sun setting around 4.30 pm.

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Average weather in January

Good travel weather

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Japan
6ºC
62mm

Average weather in February

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Japan
7ºC
61mm

Average weather in March

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Japan
10ºC
125mm

Average weather in April

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Japan
15ºC
140mm

Average weather in May

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Japan
19ºC
151mm

Average weather in June

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Japan
23ºC
169mm

Average weather in July

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Japan
27ºC
183mm

Average weather in August

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Japan
28ºC
186mm

Average weather in September

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Japan
25ºC
215mm

Average weather in October

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Japan
19ºC
235mm

Average weather in November

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Japan
14ºC
108mm

Average weather in December

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Japan
9ºC
45mm

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