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What’s the Best Time of Year to Book Luxury Boutique Guided Group Tours in Japan?

Many people planning to visit Japan ask what time of year is the best for making the trip. The answer is easy – any time of year is a great time to travel to Japan since each season has its unique advantages. Consider your preferences and needs and choose your ideal time to visit this exciting year-round destination.


Japan is cold from December through mid-March, with temperatures often plunging below freezing. However, winter is a surprisingly good time to visit, for a few different reasons. First, there are fewer travellers this time of year, meaning less-crowded attractions. In the mountains, you can ski or snowboard if you’d like to. There are also hot springs you can enjoy, and they are particularly magical when surrounded by snow.


Depending on location, spring lasts from around mid-March through May. Spring weather in Japan is fickle, and you are just as likely to be comfortable in short sleeves as you are to need a winter coat, depending on the day. The famous cherry blossoms make spring the most popular season to visit; these beautiful trees typically bloom between late March and early April. This season is undeniably alluring, but keep in mind that there will be many more travellers in the area – and that nature is unpredictable, and it’s possible the cherry blossoms could bloom early or late. Mid to late May can be a wonderful time to visit, as the weather is usually warmer and the cherry blossom crowds have thinned out.

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Summer in Japan is hot and humid. July and August are the hottest and most humid times and can be uncomfortable if you don’t like the heat. However, summer can be a great time to visit. There are many exciting festivals, alive with spectacular colour, tradition, and exuberance. There are festivals all year long, but summer features some of the best. Summer is also known for fireworks, which are a sight worth seeing in Japan.


Japan’s autumn lasts from mid-September to early December, and the weather is typically outstanding. Temperatures are cool and pleasant, and the weather is clear. Also, the vibrant foliage is not to be missed. The lovely weather and amazing foliage make October and November very popular times for travellers.

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Are you interested in luxury tours in Japan? There’s indeed no bad time to go, and at MW Tours, we can assist you with booking the adventure of a lifetime. Our boutique group tours in Japan offer small group sizes, personalised attention, English-speaking guides, and all-inclusive, competitive pricing. Tour the most exciting locations in Japan in luxury with our guided group tours. Most of our tours have guaranteed departures provided two people are travelling. We offer discounts for early payments and repeat customers, and are proud to offer the best value and lowest prices around. If you prefer an independent travel experience, we can tailor a package just for you – just ask. Contact MW Tours today to start planning the holiday of your dreams.

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