Ruth Hubbard, Product Manager of one of our suppliers, Inside Japan Tours:
ďYou can only climb Mount Fuji in July and August due to snow at other times of year. Plus everyone climbs it at night, because they want to catch the sunrise at the top. So every night, there are thousands of people on the slopes during these months. Donít forget that 70% of the country is mountainous, so there are many more peaks to climb, such as the gorgeous Kamikochi National ParkĒ
Jeremy Spencer of one of our suppliers, Oku Japan, gives good advice on where to go in Japan:
People think cherry blossom marks the end of spring, but I think it marks the end of winter. And most of Japan is still very dried out and brown when the cherry blossom is out at the end of March/April, which is the cherry blossom season. Whereas in May, new lush green growth is coming through. And so if, like me, you are interested in plants and flowers, the cherry blossom is a bit of a red herring.