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Winter is cool or cold in most of Honshū, but it's fine for travel.
Be ready for snow in the mountains.
Many businesses close over the New Year period (end December and early January)
June and July is rainy season in most of Japan (except Hokkaidō) – it doesn't rain every day but it can be pretty humid.
Autumn (September to mid-December) is usually cool and clear.
Flights are pricey around the Golden Week (early May), O-Bon (mid-August) and New Year.
Honshū cities are busy in the cherry blossom (late March to early April) and autumn foliage (November) seasons.
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