Best Time to Visit the Far East of Asia

Updated: 11th May 2020

Seasons and Weather

Shrouded in mystery, the Far East is one of the most intriguing regions in the world and certainly deserves a place on everyone’s to-go list. Of course, one of the most important factors to take into account when travelling is the weather. This means that choosing the right time of the year to travel can make the difference between a good trip and a great trip. Check out our guidelines to work out when will be the ideal time for your holiday.

Spring flowers in front of Mt Fuji - Japan - On The Go Tours
The spring months herald the blooming of pink flowers across Asia

Spring in the Far East

One of the main reasons that people travel to the Far East during spring (March to May) is to witness the stunning cherry blossoms that bloom all over Japan and South Korea. However, if you are planning on visiting Japan in spring, try and avoid travelling during ‘Golden Week’, which falls at the end of April or beginning of May. Transport during this time can be extremely busy and many offices are closed. Entry to Tibet is usually not possible in March because of the Tibetan New Year but April and May are excellent months to visit as the ice has melted but the summer crowds haven’t arrived yet. The most northern parts of China are still best avoided at this point as they will still be very cold but the central and southern areas will be ripe for visiting.

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