When is the best time to travel in East Asia?
Asian weather can be a foul mistress; especially in the East Asian region where countries like South Korea and Japan experience monsoon climates with severe weather phenomena like typhoons. Summer in South Korea was no different this year, with something like four category four typhoons on record and torrential rainfall. I think you can see where I’m going with this…
Summer can be unpleasantly humid, grey and everything, I mean everything is wet. If you thought winter was better you’d be mistaken. It’s just the polar opposite (with icy polar temperatures to boot).
Autumn and spring though, well, those seasons are absolutely magical. The temperate climates of the shoulder seasons, along with the gorgeously vivid foliage makes it a no-brainer. So, I would strongly suggest that if you ever find yourself planning a trip to either South Korea or Japan, travel either in April-May or late September-November. You’ll catch the attractions (like Jeju's famous Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak) at their best, and overall it will be an unforgettable trip.