Japan truly does have a unique climate with a lot of variation between each season. As Japanese people seem to take immense pride in telling visitors, Japan is the land of four distinct seasons.
Most of Japan has a moderately cold winter, a pleasant spring, a rainy season, and a hot and often humid summer before pleasant autumn.
The southern island of Okinawa is subtropical and the northern Island of Hokkaido has extremely long winters with copious snowfall and a short mild summer.
When is the best time to travel to Japan?
For most people, the best time to travel to Japan will be during either autumn of spring.