In terms of weather, the best time to visit Japan is when it’s most mild – that is, during Spring (March to May) or Autumn (September to November). But weather isn’t the only thing that you should take into account.
Each of Japan’s seasons brings its own unique experiences, so you’ll find a trip here rewarding no matter when you travel. All the same, though, you should pick the one that most excites you.
You could go in spring, when one of nature’s greatest phenomena takes place. The sakura, or cherry blossom, is spectacular, and many holidays are timed to celebrate the beautiful blush of delicate pink blossom that coats the country.
In summer, the Japanese Alps are at their best and walkers can head out on two feet to follow ancient trails rich with history.
Less well-known is the autumnal koyo, or autumn leaves – a stupendous burst of colour across the forests.
Trips to Japan timed to catch these incredible displays are guaranteed to make you reach for your camera, to capture the memories forever.