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Best Time to Visit Yokohama

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Best Time to Visit Yokohama
When is the best time to visit Yokohama? It is known for the Yokohama Cruise Port as it was the first to be opened to foreign trade and an entrance into Japan. It has one of the world's largest Chinatown with around 500 Chinese restaurants, with plenty of shops on the sides of the streets. As a city of art and culture, there is so much the city has to offer and see. As the city is situated in the middle of the Japanese Islands, it has a mild climate with plenty of good weather year-round. The best time to visit Yokohama will depend on the reasons you are visiting.


Spring
As Japan is known to be famous for the cherry blossom season during spring, there are a few popular places to appreciate the beauty of the city. With the traditional and modern architecture that Yokohama offers, it looks amazing with the cherry blossoms that usually start blooming late March. The climate is pleasant during this time as temperatures range from highs of 76 degrees Fahrenheit (24 degrees Celsius) and 52 degrees Fahrenheit (11 degrees Celsius). The temperature starts to get warmer through the season, with some rainfall during this time. It is a popular time for visitors to stay in the city as they visit for the cherry blossom and the weather. 


Summer
Those who love the sun and higher temperatures, summer season is an appealing time to visit for those who like to vacation. Temperatures can climb to more than 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius) with a fairly high percentage of humidity. It is peak season for travel with summer festival events that go on. It is the rainy season between mid-June and mid-July, which is the typical weather of most of Japan but will not disrupt much of your trip if you do plan on visiting during this time.

Fall
For an enjoyable climate, October through November during the fall season is the best time to visit. With the autumn leaves changing colors and the pleasant weather, it makes for a great time to visit Japan. The weather starts to cool down into the highs of around 85 degrees Fahrenheit (29 degrees Celsius) and 58 degrees Fahrenheit (14 degrees Celsius). As spring is usually a busier season with more crowds and people, autumn has fewer crowds but still a peak travel season, if you want to visit during a decent time.  


Winter
Is winter the worst season to visit Yokohama? Occasionally during the winter, there may be snowfall, but it doesn't stay for long and melts quickly. Only a few days during the season the temperatures will drop below freezing, as temperatures are usually ranging in the highs of around 56 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees Celsius) and 48 degrees Fahrenheit (9 degrees Celsius). With the lower temperatures, it does make conditions drier. With the holidays around the corner, starting from November is when popular tourist spots are sparkling and illuminated. If you enjoy winters that don't have below freezing temperatures, it's a great time to visit in the spirit of the holidays and to sightsee, visiting tourist attractions and exploring the city itself.

 

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Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the best season to visit Yokohama?
    Yokohama's climate is characterized by four distinct seasons. With a large temperature difference within a year varying from hot and humid in the summer, and cold in the winter. For tourists, although the winter is cold and snow is rare, travel is still fairly easy. The best time travel seasons are in the spring and autumn seasons, as the temperatures are moderate and great weather.
  • What is Yokohama like during the summer?
    Yokohama's average summer temperature is 19 to 27 degrees Celsius (66 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit), and there is more rainfall. It is best to carry an umbrella with you as rainfall can occur at any time. Going to Yokohama in the summer gives you the opportunity to experience some of the festivities, like on June 2nd, the Yokohama Opening Day. It commemorates the opening of Yokohama, as it has become an important event in Yokohama. On the eve of the day, the Yokohama Port will set off fireworks. In addition, there will be some small commemorative events such as the tea ceremony.
  • When is the Yokohama cherry blossom season?
    The cherry blossom season in Yokohama is usually from late March to early April. It slightly changes every year, but it is usually around this time. If you want to enjoy the cherry blossoms, it is recommended to pay attention to the cherry blossom information in a timely manner. The Japanese meteorologist agency releases this information every February and March. You can search online for "Japan Cherry Blossom Front" for more information and it is easy to find the opening hours of the cherry blossoms throughout Japan.
  • When is the Yokohama Maple Leaf season and what autumn spots are recommended?
    The maple leaf season usually is from mid-November to early December. The temperature difference between the morning and evening gradually broadens. The autumn color of Yokohama becomes brighter as the maple leaf season begins. The fiery red maple leaves, Golden ginkgo leaves, evergreen pines, and cypresses will make Yokohama look very beautiful. Sankeien Garden, Shin-Yokohama Park, Kanazawa Nature Park, and the famous temples all are excellent places to enjoy the autumn leaves.
  • When is the Yokohama Maple Leaf season and what autumn spots are recommended?
    The maple leaf season usually is from mid-November to early December. The temperature difference between the morning and evening gradually broadens. The autumn color of Yokohama becomes brighter as the maple leaf season begins. The fiery red maple leaves, Golden ginkgo leaves, evergreen pines, and cypresses will make Yokohama look very beautiful. Sankeien Garden, Shin-Yokohama Park, Kanazawa Nature Park, and the famous temples all are excellent places to enjoy the autumn leaves.
  • Which month is the Plum Blossom Festival?
    Every year, from early February to early March, the Plum Blossom Festival is held at the Sankeien Garden. There are more than 600 red and white spring plums that can be seen at the park.
  • When is the moon-viewing party in Yokohama Sankeien Park?
    The Mid-Autumn Harvest Moon Festival is held in the Japanese courtyard of Yokohama Sankeien Park from mid-September to early October every year.
  • What is there to do in Yokohama during the winter?
    Every year from November to the New Year, the streets and alleys of Yokohama are lit up with beautiful lanterns and colorful lights, creating a colorful winter atmosphere. The big attractions will have a large-scaled. Glittering Christmas lights and cheerful Christmas songs will make the city a lively Christmas scene. Some locations will have continue to have their lights up until Valentine's Day.
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