The weather throughout the four main islands that make up Japan
is generally temperate, with four distinct seasons. The weather can
get very hot during the summer months. June, July and August are
hot and humid and after June the country experiences its wettest
months. In the south winters are cool but sunny, but as one moves
further north temperatures drop and snow falls. The island of
Hokkaido in the far north of Japan is bitterly cold in the winter,
with snow guaranteed.