Japan extends between the northernmost Cape Soya and is situated on a desert island in the Philippine Sea Okinotorishima belongs administratively to Tokyo. In the north there is the subtropical climate temperate, which “starts” from the central part of the main island of Honshu and “ends” in the southern part of Kyushu and Shikoku. It includes tropical noon Kyushu and islands belonging to Okinawa. Japan is surrounded on all sides by water, which creates a marine monsoon climate and this, in turn affects the seasonality of rainfall and winds.
In Japan, outside the Okinawa, we can talk about the basic division into four seasons. Eeach of them has its own specific and unique character. During planning a holiday in Japan it is usually takes into account factors such as: the average air temperature, the amount of expected rainfall, scenic beauty of the seasons, festivals and holidays scheduled for a specific month.The spring months include the second half of March, April, May and the first half of June. For many it is the most beautiful Japanese season. The end of March and beginning of April is the period of flowering Japanese cherry on the main island. At this time, country hosts many festivals and famous “hanami”, or “flower viewing” and because this occasion the parks change into a place for family picnics. It is said that the best viewpoint of Japanese cherries is Mount Yoshino in Nara prefecture, where you can enjoy tens of thousands of these lovely trees at different height levels.Summer, the real one, begins in mid-June and lasts until early September. This is a great time to visit Okinawa, then the risk of rainfall is the smallest and sunny weather and nice, warm sea is almost guaranteed.Autumn is one of the most beautiful Japanese seasons. The weather becomes bearable, and the leaves of a Japanese trees change color to deep carmine. Autumn in Japan begins in mid-September and lasts until mid-December. In September the main problem is the numerous typhoons in Japan, which may cause difficulties in the water and air transport. In October, the wind calms down and the leaves change color lazily.Winter in Japan falls from the second half of December to early March. The days are shorter, and there are a lot of rain and snow, it is also quite cold. What you can do in Japan in the winter? In addition to winter sports it is worth to go to the famous Yuki Matsuri or Snow Festival in Sapporo. During this festival the artists create massive snow sculptures in the shape of pyramids, Japanese castles, dinosaurs as tall as the two-storey bulidings, the cathedral and many others.