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When to go to Japan

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Visiting Japan in January

Hakone, JapanJapan’s winter is the optimal time to head to Jigokudani, a scenic spot where Japanese Macaques come down from the mountains and bathe in the onsen (hot springs). 

On the second Monday in January every year, over 1,000 archers fire arrows along the length of the Sanjusangendo temple in Kyoto. You can also see the Sumo New Year Basho in Tokyo. 

Although cold, the sun is usually out, and the weather is constant and easy to plan for. It’s a great time for skiing in the Japanese Alps and Hokkaido, and you can see the first cherry blossoms in Okinawa.

 
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