Few crowds except during January and Chinese New Year.
Best discounts on accommodation at major tourist sights (up to 50%).
Saturday night rates may still be high-season prices.
High season for hot-spring hotels.
(Sep & Oct, Apr–Jun)
Good discounts on accommodation midweek.
Crowds at major sights on weekends.
Best time to visit outer islands.
Peak time for Chinese tour groups is from March to May.
Typhoon season until October can disrupt flights and sailings.
(Jul & Aug)
Accommodation costs increase 30% to 50% in tourist areas.
Saturday nights (year-round) and Chinese New Year also see increases.
Typhoon season from June could mean disruptions to traffic and access to remote areas.