Back in my home country The Great Indonesia we only has 2 seasons in one year; summer and rainy. Here in Japan I experienced what it feels like to live in a 4 seasons country. I must say I really love it because summer, which is the hottest time of the year is very short,only 2 months (july and august) with temperature peak up in August. Imagine in Indonesia we have summer all through the year, LOL!. The color is also changing in every season. I don’t know with others countries but here in Japan i can easily notice the color and atmosphere changes.
First, Let’s start with winter. My first experienced with snow was here in Japan, the first time i experienced temperature below 0 degree Celsius. Osaka, the city where I live, winter is not so bad, the lowest temperature is only -5, and sadly snow is very seldom in Osaka, even when it falls it’ll diasappear very soon. If you’re looking for a thick pile of snow the best place to visit is Hokkaido and Gifu. Every february there is an ice festival in Sapporo, it’ll be the best time to experience Hokkaido in winter. One noticeable thing with winter in Japan is Illumination. You will see illumination in every city.
Then after winter come spring the season that everyone loves but me. Since I moved here to Japan, I found out that I have allergy to pollen. I have this spring skin diseases (especially on my face) that even my SK-II combo can`t help. Thanks to my secretary, she gave me a lotion from a dermatologist “hirudoid” i can fully enjoy spring.
After spring and several of rainy weeks in june and july comes summer. I come from a tropical country but i really dislike summer in Japan. I can’t stand the humidity, the rule is you go out of the house you sweat. The specialty in summer is the fireworks festival. almost every city has their own fireworks festival.
Autumn is the most beautiful season for me, the vibrant red and orange colors meet the mild temperature. Kyoto is the best for viewing the momiji leaves.
You can visit japan for all season, of course spring and autumn are the best time to visit.