Japanese Holidays: The BEST time to travel to JAPAN : Japan Travel Guide

Japanese Holidays: The BEST time to travel to JAPAN : Japan Travel Guide

Hi, It’s YUKA
I’ve got many questions when is the best time to visit japan
Yes, In this video, I’ll give you some idea when is the best time to travel to Japan and
when you’d better avoid. At first, I’d better explain Japanese holidays.
As you can imagine, during those holidays are high season for domestic tourists, means
fee is expensive. There are big holidays:
The golden week, from end of April to beginning of May. It changes depending on the day of
the week. For example, the golden week of this year started April 26 till May 6. And
2015, it starts April 25 and ends May 6. During summer vacation period, August, is
relatively expensive. And During Obon period when is from August 13 to August 16. If 16
is Sat, people get offs till Sun. And another big holidays are New Year’s holidays,
generally, Dec 29 to Jan 3. But, as you can imagine, it changes depending the day of the
week. So, from 2014 to 2015’s New Year’s Holiday, will be from Dec 27 to Jan 4.
There is spring break. Usually the end of March to Beginning of April. This is not a
big holiday, but for some destination, price gets high. So, I recommend you to check. And
yes, this is the time of cherry blossom season. People say it’s one of the best season to
visit Japan. Like I mention, during this periods, price varies depending
on the destination. So, you might get a good
deal. And there is a holiday we call it the silver
week. In 2015, it starts Sep 19 till Sep 23. This wouldn’t happen every year, though. We
have law of holidays and if we follow it next year. This will happen.
And I have to mention for a few things. Okinawa during summer time and Hokkaido during
winter time is high season for domestic tourists. So, of course, price is high.
Plus, from my experience, during August, Hokkaido, especially Sapporo. Price is super expensive
and really hard to find place to stay. Also, during Snow festival in Sapporo, from Feb
5 to 11. It’s super expensive and hard to find place to stay.
So, the best time to travel to Japan is. Drum roll please!!!
There are 3 time of the year I can recommend. First.From the end of the spring break to
the beginning of the Golden week. It means from around April 5,6,7 to around
April 25. Second.After the Golden week to the beginning
of summer vacation. It means from May 7 to the end of July. But usually in June. We have
rainy season. So, please notice that. Third. During the beginning of autumn.
It means from October to November. During this period, usually the weather is nice to
travel. And you’ll see many autumn colors momiji. Leaves are changing colors to reds
and yellows. Like cherry blossoms in spring, I think you’ll enjoy them.
And despite of big holidays, popular spots can get very crowded on the weekends during
autumn color peak. Especially, Kyoto is crazy!!! So try to avoid the weekends during that time!
So, I hope you can get some ideas when to travel to Japan, though.
Let me know what you think. Leave a comment below.
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100 thoughts on “Japanese Holidays: The BEST time to travel to JAPAN : Japan Travel Guide

  1. So looking forward to my trip to Japan in the fall of 2015.  Thanks for making all these great video's.  It's been very helpful.
    I love the fall.  We have great fall colors here in Ontario, Canada as well, but definitely looking forward to seeing the vibrant colors you have in Japan.
    Thanks again.  🙂

  2. Hi Yuka, Thank you for this valuable advice.
    May I say this? You look very sexy on this video. I like your cleavage. 🙂

  3. I am from Malaysia which is tropical country and  am planning a family trip to Japan next December. Yes, it is 1 year ahead.  My kids would like to feel snowing, and I am planning to go to Sapporo in early December, but wan't sure if we gets snowing there?  Also, is there any place around Tokyo to get snow in early December?

  4. This is an amazing video thank you! I'm actually planning to go to japan soon but i don't know when yet but i want to go to osaka and experience the ryoukan first hand with my friends.

    Can you make a video about how much money should I bring if I visit for 14 days or for 20 days??

    Thank you again! I just found this channel but i already love it! Btw your English is very good

  5. What are the japanese people think about foreign who want live ,work and make family there? 
    What are they think about europeans?

  6. Hi! Yuka. I just want to know that, is it a good idea to travel in Hokkaido in July? Thank you for your nice videos. You makes me wanna go to Japan. 🙂

  7. Is June the only rainy month in Japan? Would it be better to travel in July, weather wise?? The best time for me to travel to Japan would be in June but I don't want to be in rain T_T

  8. Hi! I initially planning on visiting Tokyo from March 30th – April 5th for the cherry blossom. But based on your recommendation from April 5th – 25th, will there be any cherry blossom during that time?? 

  9. Hi Yuka, Love your videos! I was so happy to hear your suggestions when to take a trip to Japan. This year I am planning a trip with my mother from April 8-15, 2015. We are both very excited and have several day tours planned. We are staying in Shinjuku area, but will be going to Kyoto for two days, Mount Fuji and Hakone one day. I also planned a day tour around Tokyo to visit Skytree and Asakusa. So excited!

  10. Yuka, thanks a lot for your videos, they help me a lot to plan my travel to Japan.
    This time I would like to ask you about Japanese visas information. I mean, what kind of visa you need to stay depending on how much time are you planing to stay, and how do you get each one.
    Also if you could provide, maybe in a video, more information about the best places and prices to stay, that would be great.
    I've been trying to find more info about hotels, houses, and the best locations to stay, but I could not find too much about it, or about the life price (I am planing to stay for around two months, or even a little bit more if I get the chance, so I need to know how much per month do I need to have to live there).
    About The service you are offering, I think it's amazing. I will contact you in the future to be my guide 🙂

  11. Me my fiancé are planning to have the honeymoon in Japan on August, but I just got frustrated when I watched this video, I desperately want to visit Japan, so do you think September will be good?
    And I really want to thank you for these informative videos, and I'm happy to know this announcement 🙂 

  12. Hi Yuka! Your videos are great and are really helping us learn so much before we visit Japan. I have a question for you. We're planing on visiting during silver week and I know that it's a public holiday so do a lot of shops, restaurants and tourist attractions close for the week? Also do any special events or festivals take place during that week?

  13. Thank you so much for all the advice in your videos! My mother and I will visit Japan in 2016, and all of your tips will help us a lot with our planning 😀

  14. @Valerie Vee    Well, it's totally opposite. Stores, restaurants, places for attractions…. Pretty much every place are open during the holiday.

  15. HI Yuka:

    Prior to seeing the movie 仄暗い水の底から 

    I had only two movies that had ever caused me to cry. 

    The two movies: Gladiator (2000) and A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

    This movie 仄暗い水の底から  now has a place in my top 3. It is powerful, I think.

  16. Bonjour YUKA , 
    I'll go to Japan 3 weeks in March , do you think this is a good month for visiting ?
    And i'm a Chef so there is a place somewhere i can learn Japanese cuisine ? 

    Thanks and keep going with your videos , they are really great . 

  17. Yuka, thank you for your videos. They are very informative and helpful. My wife and I will be travelling to Tokyo from April 5 to 14. Do you have any recommendations for day trips in and around Tokyo? Also, any recommendations on top restaurants? Thank you.

  18. This video was perfect, this is exactly what I was needing to know! I might even accept your offer to help make plans. I wont be visiting until spring 2016 so i have a lot of time to learn and prepare!

  19. I suggest to you to go to middle Georgia of the United States and go to the Cherry Blossom Festival or even in Atlanta Georgia. the Cherry Blossom Festival we really celebrate the trees and springtime it's kind of how we welcome the spring, and it's a great time to get together with friends and family and do shopping or events and festivals we really love festivals around here !

  20. This is a very good guide, but, I think your second recommendation is too long. I only recommend from after Golden Week until beginning of rainy season, June 5 or so. This period will have a more expensive plane than the first though.

    After that, I would recommend fall. The humidity breaks at the end of September, so actually, from about Sept 25 is okay.

    After that, I think the weather is too bad. I would not suggest June until end of July- it will be very very humid and hot. Also, the plane ticket at this time is very high. The only good point during this time is there are many festivals and fireworks at night. But the days will be quite miserable.

  21. Hi Yuka! We are going to visit Japan from México on April 15th to May 9th! What do you recommend us to see or visit? Love your youtube channel… lots of help!

  22. Amazing stuff Yuka Arigatou Goizamasu !!!
    I'm planning to visit Japan during mid-June to end-June will I be alright? You see I'm a HUGE otaku and I'm more interested in places like akihabara, so is June alright? ?

  23. Thanks so much fo and r your videos Yuka! My husband and I are traveling to Japan at the end of May. We have been planning the journey for quite some time. Our flight will bring us into Osaka.One of our primary destinations is Kyoto, where we plan to visit Enryakuji. Do you have any recomendations for traditional places to eat along the way?

  24. Hi Yuka! thank you for sharing your information with us! Im planning to experience winter in Japan and planning to visit Japan in February 2016. The place that I am planning to visit is Miyagi, Gifu, Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto. Do you think it is a good idea? 🙂

  25. Hey, I've been wondering whether would you feel like making a video of the weirdest/funniest/most interesting cafes/restaurants/bars/places to visit, like for example neko/owl cafe, robot restaurant and so on. 🙂 No matter if it would be in Osaka, Tokyo or any other city, I bet people will enjoy any of them! ^_^

  26. Yuka-san if you could recommend places to go in july it all be great! I'd like places that's not to crowded but still in the budget will you help me? Arigatou yuka-san…

  27. Hi Yuka, this is really helpful!! Especially for me who is going for my very first trip to Japan. I'm going to go in Mid November as the full changing leaf color season, right? But I'm confused on city to visit, should I just visit Tokyo or a package of Kyoto and Osaka? What do you think? I will be in Japan for 5 days.
    Thank you so much 🙂

  28. Hi Ms. Yuka,
    I am from Philippines and traveling is one of my passion in life. Your videos are such a great help and inspiring as well. Keep up the good work!

  29. Hi Yuka!! Love ur vids. Super informative!!! Was thinking travel on march. Why u don't recommended it? Since is before spring season. Too cold ? Greetings from Colombia, latinoamerica.

  30. Is early December or early January after new year is a good time to visit Japan? I plan to visit Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka.

  31. Just subscribed to your channel, love your videos. Would middle of January be a good time to visit. I want to visit japan so much, but i am on a budget, so looking at the cheapest time to go.

  32. Hi, which date would be best to visit either :
    Late March, early April ( hopefully see the cherry blossoms) or
    August/September (potentially see the Obon festival)  

  33. Hello Yuka! Thank you for posting this video. I love the music you have playing in the background! Who is the artist, please? I would like to look them up and hear more!

  34. Hi Yuka, Trust all is well at your end. I'm planing to visit to JAPAN on September 12th for few days, this is my first visit to JAPAN, can you please advise me some hotels and restaurant and advise which would be the best spot to vist during that time.

    Thanks in advance looking forward to heard from you

  35. Hi Yuka, 19 to 23 Sept is Japan Sliver Week, any special performance during the week?
    Is there many people? Is the things more expensive there?

  36. Hey Yuka you, and your videos are fantastic! Me and 2 friends are visiting for 3 weeks, arriving on October 5th. Your videos are so insightful and make me even more excited than I already am! Would love to catch you in Osaka for a day. =)

  37. Hi Yuka! your videos is interesting and useful for foringe travellers who wants to visit Japan! keep it up and waiting for your new videos! ^_^

  38. Hi Yuka! your videos is interesting and useful for foringe travellers who wants to visit Japan! keep it up and waiting for your new videos! ^_^

  39. Where i can find the very2 cheapest apartment, hostel or any place to live… Cause i really worry about money… Can you suggest me few of its… I would like to know about its.

  40. Hello Yuka… your video is very informative ,i have a travel agency here in the Philippines particularly in Davao City.I have so many clients/travellers wants to tour Japan NOT in expensive travel so can you help me and send me your itinerary.thanks so much

  41. Hi Yuka! I'll be traveling to Japan around mid December during Christmas time!! Please please let me know if this is a good time to travel. Would love to visit Osaka as well! ^__^

  42. when is the best week to vist cherry blossom festival iam planing a trip but dont know when is the cherry blossom festival in 2016

  43. I really enjoy your videos. I just came back from Japan and your tips were very helpful. Japan is an amazing country and the people were so friendly to me. Thank you for the videos! Arigato gozaimasu!

  44. hi yuka… i am goink japan in feb 21st… i check out ..it will be school holiday… thts mean not good timing to go disney & usj? btw yuka is there any restriction on food item tht we can bring in to japan?

  45. Really useful video; I'm probably visiting Japan in early November so it's good to know that the autumn colours will be worth seeing! Thanks for making such useful videos!

  46. are you still doing guides for people that go to japan? This vid was posted a few years ago so just asking. Im going to Tokyo for first time in November 2016

  47. Hi Yuka, what is your recommended affordable Japanese restaurant near the Osaka Castle? Also will there be a lot of cherry blossoms in Osaka around April 10 to 14? Thank you!

  48. I was in Japan during April 9-May 4 of 2014 and it was great! My visa was only for a limited time so I couldn't stay until my birthday (May 8) but it was such a nice experience. One of the greatest things that ever happened in my life. The cherry blossoms were amazing too! Can't wait to return to such a beautiful place ♡

  49. HI, Yuka!! I am planing to go to Japan in this summer in July . do you think it is a good time to visit ? Is it extremely hot in that period ?

  50. Thank you for your videos Yuka! We're having our honeymoon this November in Japan and your videos have helped us alot ?

  51. a lot of thanks for your videos, I like it so much, now I fell more interested in japon, if I travel any day I'd like that you help me and guide me to enjoy more about your amazing country, regards

  52. what is with the security in their country because of terrorism?? i am half german and half kurdish can you tell me what your country is doing

  53. I'm going to be in Tokyo from in December, right before Christmas. It's going to be interesting.

  54. I've already booked a flight to Tokyo and a hotel so it might be late to ask but I'm visiting early September. Do you think this is a good or atleast ok time to visit?

  55. I like listening to your experience. Wish I can find your channel before my trip to Japan last August. It's super hot! and packed with people!

    I would love to come back there. Maybe on Autumn season. I would love to see the vibrant colors of momiji.

  56. This video was very informative. I will be going to Japan this Autumn for the first time to visit a friend over there and enjoy a new experience.

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