There are four distinct seasons in Japan and each one offers a unique experience. The changing seasons offer an array of beauty and colours throughout the country.
Spring (March to May): Spring in Japan is very beautiful with cherry blossom in bloom. People enjoy the Ohanami festival during spring time where they share a meal with friends or family under the cherry blossom tree. During spring, there is relatively nice weather throughout the country. Spring is a favourite time of year for Japanese people and if you want to capture the beauty of Japan, spring is the best time to visit.
Summer (June to August): Summer in Japan is very hot and humid but it's a great time to enjoy swimming or outdoor activities. Summer in Japan is famous for the fireworks festival, where locals wear the Yukata - a traditional summer outfit in Japan - and enjoy the festival with family and friends.
Autumn (September to November): During autumn in Japan, you can take in the beautiful fall foliage. Hiking is probably the most rewarding way to see the beautiful natural areas of Japan.
Winter (December to February): Winter in Japan is very cold and some areas receive a lot of snow. Hokkaido is especially known for its cold climate and beautiful snowy scenes in the countryside.