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Japan Travel GuideWhen to visit Japan
Japan is a four-season destination with festivals throughout the year that attract visitors. In general, the most popular times to visit include summer, late spring, and around the New Year's holiday. Spring cherry blossoms and autumn foliage also bring in crowds in various regions of the country. Periods right after major holidays or festivals, such as during January right after New Year's and September right after Japan's Obon Holiday, are good times to find reduced prices.
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$4 for the 2nd Night at St. Regis? Believe It!
Book a minimum two-night stay and travel by December 31, and you can receive the second night at $4, the same rate it was in 1904.
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