Japan - Climate
The climate of Japan is rather complex, having both marine and mainland influences on the weather of the four main islands that constitute the country. Generally though, the climate is temperate and divided into four seasons. The hottest months, June, July and August, are also very humid, with conditions particularly hot in the south. Southern winters are sunny and pleasantly mild, but further north the mercury drops to very low averages and snow is usual. The northerly island of Hokkaido experiences freezing winter weather.