When are the cheapest months to visit Japan?

Cheapest months would be probably the shoulder months between the popular seasons, like February, March, June and November.

Avoid the National holidays for the influx of domestic travels. Specifically, you should choose to avoid these periods if you want to travel cheap:

The first week of May – Golden Week would be the busiest travel period
Mid July and August – here you would have most domestic travel activities because of Obon and school holidays.
Christmas and New Year – busy with both foreign and local tourists
Sakura seasons – April and May. If you really want to catch the Sakura, you may try your luck for early April or late May, the traveling at these times are cheaper and less crowded but there are no guarantee for Sakura blossoms sighting.
Autumn months: August, September and October – may be expensive as it is one of the peak tourist seasons.


Author: Mathias

Mathias had traveled all over Asia in his one-year backpacking stint. There was no place like Japan to flip all his prenotions of Asia around. He was deeply impressed not only by the order of Japan, being a German who loves one but also of how the people are still practising their culture and traditions religiously in this modern day. He is is the man to go to, for all the technicalities of traveling in Japan, while his travel companion does all the daydreaming and wishing of where to go next and what to do.

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