Japan's climate is generally temperate, and the country has four distinct seasons. The climate is typically characterized by warm springs, hot and humid summers, cool and breezy autumns and cooler, dry winters
Spring is generally considered the best time to visit Japan, as the weather is the mildest. Summer in Japan begins in June, and is characterized by a three- to four-week rainy season during which farmers plant rice crops. Temperatures in the summer often top 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Autumns are cooler, typically around 46-50 degrees Fahrenheit. The more hospitable autumn weather is perfect for the many sporting events, festivals and concerts held during this time. Winters are typically cold, although southern Japan experiences milder winters compared to the rest of the country.