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Best time to visit Japan.

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1. Posted by Afrodiziac (Budding Member 33 posts) 9y

hey guyz whats the best time to visit japan........im plannin a trip in nov/dec later this year....is it a nice time to visit japan in dec......

Which are the cities which shall be visited in japan besides tokyo.....nething thats is a sure shot see n not to be missed...

any advices or opinions will be highly appreciated......thanks...

2. Posted by starlight2 (Full Member 108 posts) 9y

well japan has four seasons, like where I live in New England ... so there will be snow and it'll be cold ... I'm going for my first time in august though, so it'll be hot a humid .. guess we'll both go at different extremes.

3. Posted by Afrodiziac (Budding Member 33 posts) 9y

yeah kate...maybe ur right....but dunt think japans gonna be so humid in august though unless u have checked on this for sure.....

4. Posted by starlight2 (Full Member 108 posts) 9y

Afrodiziac: Well I have talked to my friend who I am staying with and she says it is pretty humid in August in Japan.

5. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 9y

You should definitely see Kyoto and Nara as well as Tokyo, but Japan is such a beautiful country that it is just so hard to limit it to just a few cities. Right now and maybe over the last couple of weeks is about the nicest time to visit in terms of seeing it at its most beautiful. When the cherry blossoms are on it is really beautiful. I haven't been there in December, but I'd think it would still be nice, but cold and not quite as beautiful in terms of the fauna around the place. The snow which you'd probably come across is something that unless you live in the Northern part of India you probably wouldn't have experienced much if ever back home.

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 3, 2007, at 2:26 AM by aharrold45 ]

6. Posted by Afrodiziac (Budding Member 33 posts) 9y

Hey aharrold....i have been hearing bout this kyoto since a long time time man...what is it bout this place i mean sumthing special.....would be great if u could lemme know nething bout nara as well.

7. Posted by euanross (Budding Member 35 posts) 9y

Spring and Autumn are the best times for travelling around.

The winter can be cold, wet and snowy - fine for skiing whilst the summer is very humid and full of Japanese on holidays.

We spent nearly 3 weeks travelling around and visited... Tokyo, Takayama (very traditional), Hiroshima, Kyoto and Mount Koya (in a temple with monks).

There is so much to see a lot depends on your interests. Just make sure you buy a rail pass!

8. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 9y

It's going to be cold in Japan in December. It has a climate similar to the Northeast US or Central Europe. You definitely have to go to Kyoto and take in all the natural beauty!