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When to Go

The weather in Japan varies based on destination, but in general, the summer is warm (80°F) but not too warm, while the winter is cold (40°F) but not too cold. Spring and fall are excellent times to visit Japan, especially for nature lovers – the cherry trees blossom in late March to early April, while the leaves vibrantly change color in late fall. If you’re adverse to crowds, you’ll want to avoid major holidays like New Year’s and Golden Week (the end of April and the first week of May) when many Japanese workers have time off to take their own vacations. Popular attractions such as hanami (the viewing of cherry blossoms) and various religious festivals throughout the year can also increase lines and waits. June and July are the rainiest months of the year, and summers tend to be humid, so pack accordingly.

Region: Japan & Asia

Featured Japan Hotel

Hyatt Regency Tokyo

Hyatt Regency Tokyo

Our 4.5-Star classification designates those properties with well-appointed, deluxe accommodations, extensive amenities and comprehensive guest services. Expect attention to detail and a warm and hospitable staff ready to cater to your needs. These superb properties offer a truly refined getaway. Half star indicates that the hotel/resort meets all criteria of the designated rating and exceeds in certain areas.
Shinjuku, Japan

This hotel is conveniently located just a short walk from Shinjuku station, and just moments away from the Tokyo Opera City entertainment complex.

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Entry Requirements

Visitors from the US must have a passport that is valid for the entire length of their stay. A visa is not required for stays of less than 90 days. Visitors will be fingerprinted and photographed on entry. Please consult the US State Department website for more details and the most current travel information for Japan.

Fast Facts

Japanese convenience stores, nicknamed “konbini,” offer more than just junk food and hot dogs spinning under a warming light. They carry freshly prepared foods perfect for a picnic at a nearby park, offer limited banking options, and sell tickets to some tourist attractions.

The fastest bullet train from Tokyo to Osaka takes only 2 ½ hours.

Mt. Fuji is an active volcano, but don’t worry – the last recorded eruption was in 1707.

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