Around the end of May to early June, some people in Japan become a bit restless, and you might wonder why that is. It is because 'taue' (rice planting season) has started again!
Fall Foliage in Japan
It is highly recommendable to come to Japan in the period between early November to early December, as you won't just be able to see the gorgeous panoramas that the changing leaves bring, but you will also avoid the tourist high season and thus the largest crowds.
Hanami: a Cherry Blossom Viewing Party
In Japan, a very important national tradition returns every year in the early spring. Everybody gets together outside, prepares a picnic mat under the blooming cherry trees (sakura trees), and shares food and drinks.
Winter in Japan
Although Japan welcomes most tourists in spring and summer, for those who are looking for a more quiet time and a different kind of experience, winter can be a great time to discover Japan.
Autumn in Japan
The fall season is a yet underappreciated tourist season in Japan. After the worst of the summer heat and humidity disappears, it still stays pleasantly warm for quite some time in Tokyo and Kyoto.
Summer in Japan
While during wintertime people in Japan tend to stay indoors where it is cozy and warm and many of the streets are deserted or much more quiet than usual, summer is the liveliest season in the country of the rising sun.
Spring in Japan
The most popular season to travel to Japan is spring, and of course, there are good reasons for this popularity. The spring season in Japan is spectacular in many ways.