11 Seasons and Seasons that take place in Japan

In Japan, work, play, food, culture and life run in a seasonal cycle that gives a rhythm over the years. Understanding these times and seasons are important for planning your trip to Japan.

There is no right or wrong time to visit. Each season has its pros and cons. In this article we will see a little about each of these times, seasons and seasons that happen during a period in Japan.

1. The Four Seasons of Japan

Japan is one of the few countries that has the four seasons spring, summer, autumn and winter in order and fully visible and perceptible by the population, correctly following what we see in movies and at school.

You can see snow, flowers blooming, flowers falling and a hellish heat. These stations in Japan are seen as unique aspects of the country that have helped define its culture.

The 11 Japanese Seasons/Seasons/Epochs

These four seasons also greatly influence the other seasons and seasons that we will see throughout the article. Be aware of what time of year you plan to come. I recommend Spring or Autumn.

The table below specifies exactly what time of year each climatic season occurs in Japan. Most of the time I've traveled to Japan has been around the end of September as I never manage to plan to visit in the spring.

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Seasonperiod in japan
spring (Haru)March 13th to June 21st
Summer (Natsu)June 21st to September 23rd
Autumn (Aki)September 23 to December 21
Winter (Fuyu)December 21st to March 13th

2. Japan Food Seasons

Japan has hundreds of dishes for every time of year. In many cases, it is considered strange to prepare a dish out of season. Winter dishes are hearty and hot. Spring dishes include seasonal ingredients such as sakura petals.

Summer dishes are light and cold. Autumn dishes reflect the colors of autumn and use ingredients from the autumn harvest. (Hiyashi chuka, a summer classic).

Apart from that, there are also foods and industrialized products that are released at a certain time or place in Japan, as a limited edition. Like chocolates, snacks, cookies and drinks. Everyone has their season and exotic flavor.

The 11 Japanese Seasons/Seasons/Epochs

3. Fruit Seasons in Japan

Japan has a certain fruit for every season of the year (depends on the fruit). Japanese fruits are available at any supermarket in Japan at a reasonable price.

Fruit picking is a popular activity that is a good way to connect with Japan's agricultural culture. There is always some special fruit in season:

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Satonishiki Cherries (Cherries)MayJuly
Ume (Typically sour fruit)JuneJuly
Kyoho Grapes (A type of grape)JulyOctober
Fuji applesSeptemberDecember
Nashi pearsSeptemberOctober
Sudachi (Typical Fruit)OctoberNovember
Mikan (Gossip, Tangerine)OctoberJanuary
Yuzu (Typical fruit)NovemberDecember
japanese strawberriesDecemberJune
5 Japanese seasons

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4. Season of Kafunsho in Japan

February to May - More than 25 million people in Japan have an allergy to cedar pollen. You will notice a lot of people wearing masks when pollen is high (between March and April).

6 Japanese stations

5. Sakura Season in Japan

February to May - When sakura bloom in spring everyone wants to be outside under the trees. The act of seeing the beauty of sakura is called Hanami. Each region sakura blooms at a different time as shown in the table below:

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Okinawabeginning of February
KyushuEnd of March
ShikokuEnd of March or beginning of April
Osaka, Kyoto, KobeEnd of March or beginning of April
Tokyo, Yokohama, ChibaEnd of March or beginning of April
Tohokumid end of april
Hokkaidoat the beginning of May
Hanami (cherry blossom viewing)

6. Rainy season in Japan

May to July (depending on region) - The Japanese language has 50 words to describe rain. Japan's rainy season is a cloudy time of year that receives a fair amount of rain. See the table below and know the season:

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Okinawabeginning of mayJune's end
Kyushuend of Maymid july
Shikokubeginning of Junemid july
Osaka, Kyoto, Kobebeginning of Junemid july
Tokyo, Yokohama, Chibabeginning of Juneend of July
Tohokumid juneend of July
Hokkaidono rainy season
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7. Typhoon season in Japan

May to October - Typhoons are common in Japan between this time. However, the peak season is August and September. Major typhoons can completely disrupt your travel plans.

Okinawa and other areas of southern Japan are more exposed to typhoons. However, Tokyo is also regularly thrown into chaos by a typhoon. Japan can be hit with up to a dozen or more typhoons in a year.

8. The Beach Season in Japan

April to October (depends on location) - Most of Japan's main beaches have an official season. In some cases, there are seasons when it's warm enough to swim, but nobody does (except surfers) because it's not the official season.

In many cases, a beach's official season coincides with school holidays and considers factors such as jellyfish. Seasons vary greatly from city to city. Near Tokyo, most beaches are open mid-July and August. In Okinawa it is common for beaches to be open from April to October.

Obon: festival of the dead in japan

9. Season of the obon in Japan

13-15 July or 13-15 August (depending on region) – Obon is a huge summer vacation season. It is believed that the dead return to the earth realm at this time. People return to their hometowns to greet their ancestors. It is the busiest travel time of the year. It is also a time of various festivals.

10. Bonenkai Season in Japan

December - Bonenkai are the office parties that are held at the end of the year. Most office workers go to various Bonenkai at the company, department, and team level. As a result, December is a difficult month to get group reservations at popular restaurants and izakaya.

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11. Season of snowboard

Mid-December to Early April - Japan is a mountainous country filled with snow much of the year. The snowboarding season is from January to March. However, it is possible to snowboard later in some region of Japan. These were 11 things that have their season, now you can know the best time to make your trip.

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