Japan Travel Guide

Japan is timeless: its ancient temples, soaring skyscrapers, progressive technology and abundant nature from forests to idyllic beaches can keep the pickiest traveller busy. Even when you’ve conquered the spring flowers, fall colours, Geisha dances and Tokyo’s hustle, you’ll find the reason, again and again, to return to the fascinating, ever-changing Land of the Rising Sun.

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When to Visit

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  1. Peak Season

    April to May and August

    Naturally, as the temperature increases, so will the number of visitors in Japan. Over the peak season, visitors can experience cherry blossom season that will last for a couple of weeks across April along with other festivals such as Golden Week. Weather in April and May is ideal for travellers with average temperatures of 22-25°C and lows of 10°C in some parts. August is when travellers will experience hot and humid weather, however, there are plenty of festivals to enjoy including Obon Festival, Kyoto's Daimonji Fire Festival and the Yamagata's Toro Lantern Festival.

  2. Low Season

    January to March

    For skiers and snowboarders, this is one of the best times to explore Japan and enjoy a range of winter activities. The closer you are to the Japanese Alps, the greater the chance of snowfall. If you’re planning to stay in Tokyo and surrounding areas, you can expect little to no snow. Due to the drop in climate, including lows of 2°C in some parts, visitors will enjoy smaller crowds and more affordable prices. It is also worth noting that many businesses in Japan will close over the New Year period or operate with reduced hours.

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Japan: The Ultimate Travel Guide by TourRadar gives you all the info you need to explore the land of the rising sun. Learn some basics about the country, including what you have to do & see once you arrive when it's best to travel and which food & drinks you definitely need to enjoy throughout your journey.
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