When to Go

High Season (Jun–Sep)

  • Be prepared for sweltering heat and a very heavy rainy season through July across the peninsula.

Shoulder (May, Oct)

  • Late spring sees the country bathed first in blossoms – cherry trees, azaleas and more – then fresh, abundant greenery as the weather warms.
  • In autumn you can experience nature in all its russet shades, while the heat of summer has ebbed and things are cool, comfortable and crisp.

Low Season (Nov–Apr)

  • Snow falls and temperatures plummet.
  • Best time for skiing and visiting museums and galleries, while winter photographers will be in seventh heaven.