What Kind of Climate Does Japan Have?

Are you planning to visit the exciting and diverse country of Japan, japan vacation package,  in the near future? If you are in the process of planning a trip, the time of year you decide to go will have a significant impact on the type of weather you can expect. Let’s take a quick look at the four distinct seasons of Japan, each of which comes with its own advantages and disadvantages.


For many people, this is the ideal time to visit Japan. The temperatures are pleasant without being overly uncomfortable or extreme. You can expect day time temperatures in the early to mid-20s and either little or no, rainfall during your stay. Of course, the famous Cherry Blossoms are in full bloom during this time of the year, an incredible sight to behold!

June – August

Summer begins in June with a lot of rainfall. Temperatures during these months can reach a staggering 35 degrees and the humidity is normally very intense. If you have never visited Japan during this season before, the best we can describe it is like a hot, steamy bath! However, do not be completely out of visiting the country during this season, there are still plenty of pluses to enjoy. For example, the great festivals and firework shows are sure to provide you with a trip to remember for all the right reasons.

If you do plan to visit Japan during this season, perhaps make plans to spend at least some of your trip in the northern mountainous regions where the weather will be much more bearable.

September – November

The heat of the summer has passed and now the season provides another ideal time to visit the country. Granted, you may not be able to enjoy the cherry blossoms, however, the rich autumnal colors could hardly disappoint.

However, despite the natural beauty that this season offers, potential visitors should be aware that this is also the typhoon season in southern Japan. If a typhoon hits while you are visiting the country, you can expect things in the area to come to a complete standstill. Hence it is wise to take this risk into account when making travel plans.

December – February

Japan turns into a winter wonderland during this season creating an air of magic everywhere you go. You can head skiing, plan a trip (or several) to the hot springs and generally enjoy what real winters are all about. Temperatures in Japan during this season can fall to around -4C, although in warmer parts of the country you can still get a surprising 21C!

Indeed, if you have not yet visited Japan you are in for a real treat. The country has much to offer all year round. Regardless of which season you decide to visit the country in, be sure to pack accordingly, prepare a great travel itinerary and make the most of every single minute in this magical and very memorable country.