The weather in Japan varies dramatically north to south, and many travelers feel the ideal months to visit are March through May.
In the northern reaches of the country, the summers are warm and comfortable, while winters are long and cold. In the central regions, summers are hot and humid, and winters short. In the southwestern areas, summer weather can be very hot and humid, with mild winters.
The islands of Japan receive copious amounts of rain, with the highest amounts of precipitation occurring in summer through early fall.
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|Land Area||364,485 km2|
|Water Area||13,430 km2|
|Total Area||377,915km2 (#61)|
|Government Type||Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy|
|GDP (PPP)||$4,930.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$38,900|
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