For most people, the best period to visit Japan is late March / early April, during the blooming season of sakura cherry trees.
It is true and consequently spring is also a very busy touristic period (sometimes overcrowded), and Japan can be fully enjoyed at many other times of the year.
You can experience unforgettable travel in Japan in any season, but some periods offer exceptional conditions:
If possible, avoid the few Japanese national holidays, when lots of touristic places and shops are closed and transportation and accommodations are overbooked:
Moreover, most of the summer period can be very harsh due to the weather, but can be enjoyed nonetheless with proper planning:
In any case, with the growing popularity of Japan over the recent years, we strongly recommend booking your travel to Japan as soon as possible!
Due to the flight length (at least 14 hours from the U.S.), the time difference (12 to 13 hours) and the cost of the airplane ticket, we recommend going to Japan for a duration longer than a week.
Most of our customers travel in Japan during 2 to 3 weeks, but it is also possible to stay for a longer time if you can afford it.