Japan has four distinct seasons. The climate can widely vary depending on the region you visit as the country is long from north to south. Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu have extratropical climates, Hokkaido has subarctic climates, and the southern islands such as Okinawa have subtropical climates. Japanese people take great pleasure in the transition of the seasons and many aspects of Japanese culture and life have evolved around seasonality.
The four seasons in Japan:
Winter (December – February)
Spring (March – May)
Summer (June – August)
Autumn (September – November)
Please click here to find out more about the climate in Japan from the JNTO (Japan National Tourism Organization) website.
Heat Illness Prevention Information
Summer in Japan is hot and humid!