Spring is when Japan's trees burst forth into blossom, beginning with plum trees in February and continuing with cherry trees until May, when the last cherry blossoms drift to the ground in northern Japan.

It is a beautiful time to visit, particularly for garden-lovers. Summer is a great time for beach holidays to Japan's subtropical Okinawa islands, whilst the autumn leaf season in October and November is a beautiful time to see Japan's temple gardens. For snow lovers, the Japanese ski season runs from December into May. Whenever you visit and whatever your interests – you are sure to love Japan in all its seasons.