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What to do in case of typhoon or earthquake

Life and Culture

2019/9/7

What to do in case of a typhoon or earthquake in Japan

Even in Japan, damage from typhoons and heavy rains is increasing due to global warming. In addition, earthquakes often occur in Japan. What should you do if a typhoon or earthquake occurs while you are traveling in Japan? Of course, you are unlikely to encounter such a case. However, it is a good idea to know the countermeasures in case of emergency. So, on this page, I will introduce how you can deal with disasters in Japan. If you are hit by a typhoon or a big earthquake now, download the Japanese government app “Safety tips”. That way you get the latest information. Anyway, make sure you have a safe place. Talk to the Japanese people around you. We are not good at English, so we will not speak to you positively. But if you are in trouble, we want to be your power. If you can use kanji, you can communicate with them. Please secure your hotel tonight anyway. Perhaps Rakuten Travel is most likely to get a reservation. If you can't stay at the hotel, behave like the Japanese around you. Please talk to them. Get information about weather and earthquakes Summer Typhoon hitting Okinawa airport = shutterstock Pay attention to the weather forecast! I have been told by travelers from overseas that "Japanese people like the weather forecast." Certainly, we Japanese check the weather forecast almost every day. This is because the Japanese weather changes every moment. Japan has seasonal changes. Typhoons often hit from summer to autumn. Furthermore, recently, damage from ...

Hakuba chain of mountains of snow and a pink one cherry tree = shutterstock

Life and Culture

2019/4/5

Shining Spring and Distant Snow Scene: From 10 beautiful pictures!

Japan is now in the spring season. Cherry blossoms bloom in many places in Tokyo, Kyoto, etc. I will introduce you this beautiful Japanese spring with 10 photos. Even though spring has come, the distant mountains are still full of white snow. Please enjoy the scenery where spring and winter coexist. White Mount Fuji and Shining Trees Mount Fuji and Cherry Blossom in full bloom as seen from Lake Tanuki, Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan = AdobeStock Mount Fuji and cherry blossoms.The shooting location is Lake Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi prefecture Japan = shutterstock Mount Fuji is still in the midst of winter. Meanwhile, spring came around Mount Fuji, so you can enjoy the wonderful contrast of winter and spring.   Pink moss field and Mt. Fuji with clear blue sky = shutterstock Around Mt. Fuji, after the cherry blossoms have fallen, the flowers of Moss Phlox will begin to bloom from the middle of April.   Fresh green tea fields with snow-capped Mount Fuji = shutterstock On the south side of Mt. Fuji, there are many tea plantations. In these fields, the fresh greens are very beautiful in spring.   Mountainous area of Honshu Hakuba chain of mountains of snow and a pink one cherry tree = shutterstock In the mountainous region of Honshu, you can now enjoy the wonderful contrast between winter and spring. The above photo was taken at Hakuba Village in Nagano Prefecture. In Hakuba, high mountains around 3000 meters above sea level are connected. In these mountains, many tourists enjoy skiing and ...

Sapporo Old City Hall during autumn. Trees surrounding the building change into fall colour and give this famous tourist hotspot a beautiful looks = Shutterstock

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Hokkaido Weather in November! Temperature, rain, clothes

On this page, I will introduce about the weather in Hokkaido in November. Beautiful autumn leaves were seen in October, but leaves fall from the deciduous trees in November. Full-fledged winter will come. Please prepare enough winter clothes before you leave for Hokkaido. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Hokkaido. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Osaka in November. Tokyo and Osaka have different weather conditions from Hokkaido, so please be careful. Q & A about Hokkaido in November Does snow fall in November in Hokkaido? In Hokkaido, it sometimes begins to snow from November. However, the snow has not accumulated yet and will melt. In late November, depending on the area, snow will gradually accumulate. How cold is Hokkaido in November? In Hokkaido, winter begins in November. It will still exceed 10 degrees Celsius in the daytime, but will be below freezing in the morning and evening. Hokkaido in November is colder than Tokyo in December. What kind of clothes should we wear in November in Hokkaido? You need a court in November. It may be better to wear tights under the pants, especially in late November. It is sometimes slippery with snow in late November. I recommend wearing boots instead of heels. Please refer to the following articles about winter clothes in Japan. When is the best time to visit Hokkaido? If you want to see the snow covered landscape, January-February is the best.   Weather in Hokkaido in November ...

Colorful trees lining up along the boardwalk in osaka castle park osaka japan = Shutterstock

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Osaka Weather in November! Temperature and precipitation

The weather in Osaka is roughly similar to Tokyo and Kyoto. The weather is stable in November, and there are many sunny days. The temperature is cool, and it can be called the best season for sightseeing. In Osaka, autumn leaves reach their peak from mid-November to early December. On this page, I will explain about the weather in November of Osaka. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Osaka. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in November. If you plan to go to Hokkaido besides Osaka, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Osaka. Weather in Osaka in November (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Osaka in November ※ Based on the data released by the Japan Meteorological Agency. Both high and low temperature data are averages over the past 30 years (1981-2010) In November, the temperature in Osaka is less than 20 degrees Celsius even in the hotest hours of the day. Even if you walk about a bit, you will not be exhausted as much as you sweat. It is a very pleasant season, so please try and visit various sights. However, in the morning and evening the temperature will drop to 10-15 degrees. It is quite cold, so I recommend you to bring a thick jacket. As the temperature drops like this, the trees of Osaka gradually turn red leaves. I think that you can enjoy autumn leaves in Osaka especially in late ...

People watching Ginkgo yellow leaves at the road in front of the famous clock tower of the University of Tokyo called Yasuda Auditorium, Tokyo = Shutterstock

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Tokyo Weather in November! Temperature, rain, clothes

On this page, I will introduce the weather in Tokyo in November. The climate is comfortable in November. The temperature is neither hot nor cold. It can be said that it is the best season to enjoy Tokyo. From mid-November, you can see beautiful autumn leaves, even in central Tokyo. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Tokyo. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Below are articles on the weather in Osaka and Hokkaido in November. If you plan to go to Hokkaido besides Tokyo, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Tokyo. For autumn clothes, please refer to the following article. Weather in Tokyo in November (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Tokyo in November ※ Based on the data released by the Japan Meteorological Agency. Both high and low temperature data are averages over the past 30 years (1981-2010) In November, the climate of Tokyo is calm. The temperature is cool. And the humidity is low. So you will enjoy a very comfortable trip. One thing that you need to be careful about is the crowds of sightseeing spots. Because it is such a comfortable season, as well as you, a lot of Japanese and foreign tourists come to Tokyo. As a result, popular hotels will soon have no vacancies. In popular tourist spots, you may have to line up in order to enter. It is good to narrow down wisdom in various ways, how to sightseeing pleasantly while crowded. Please make sure to reserve the ...

The yellow larch tree in beautiful landscape view in autumn. October 28, 2017 Biei, Hokkaido, Japan = Shutterstock

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Hokkaido Weather in October! Temperature, rain, clothes

On this page, I will explain the weather in Hokkaido in October. During this period, Hokkaido is in autumn. Autumn leaves are beautiful even in cities such as Sapporo from mid-October. However, it is cold in the morning and evening, so please pack your winter clothes in a suitcase. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Hokkaido. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Osaka in October. Tokyo and Osaka have different weather conditions from Hokkaido, so please be careful. Q & A about Hokkaido in October Does snow fall in October in Hokkaido? Snow falls in mountain areas such as Daisetsuzan. Even in plains such as Sapporo, there are occasions when the first snow falls in late October. However, October is basically the autumnal season in the plains. Are flowers blooming in Hokkaido in October? The flowering season has passed, but by the middle of October you can see some flowers. You may be able to see the snowy mountains in the distance. How cold is Hokkaido in October? Hokkaido is a short fall in October. However, in late October, the morning and evening temperatures will drop to around 5 ° C, and a long winter will be approaching. What kind of clothes should we wear in October in Hokkaido? Fall clothes should be prepared in the first half of October, but I recommend that you also bring a coat in late October. Please refer to the following articles about autumn ...

Dotonbori entertainment district. Dotonbori is one of the principal tourist destinations in Osaka Japan = Shutterstock

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Osaka Weather in October! Temperature and precipitation

From October to November, In Japan, the wonderful autumn season continues. It will be relatively cool in Osaka in October, and nice weather continues.. In October, it can be said that it is a comfortable time to travel in Osaka. However, please be aware of the latest weather forecast as there is a typhoon coming in early October. On this page, I will explain the weather in Osaka in October. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Osaka. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in October. If you plan to go to Hokkaido besides Osaka, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Osaka. Weather in Osaka in October (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Osaka in October ※ Based on the data released by the Japan Meteorological Agency. Both high and low temperature data are averages over the past 30 years (1981-2010) In this page, I introduce the weather data of October of Osaka announced by the Japan Meteorological Agency as follows. Looking at this data, you may think that the maximum temperature is quite high. Certainly, in the first half of October, there are days when the maximum temperature exceeds 25 degrees Celsius. However, except for those particularly hot days, in the first half of October, we feel pretty cool and it seems that full-blown autumn has arrived. In September it rained a lot and a typhoon came, but the weather will stabilize gradually in October. ...

Autumn woman drinking coffee under fall foliage = Shutterstock

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Tokyo Weather in October! Temperature, rain, clothes

If you are planning to travel in Tokyo in October, that is a wonderful thing, I strongly agree. Tokyo in October is comfortable. You can travel around various sights. On this page, I will explain the weather in Tokyo in October. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Tokyo. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Below are articles on the weather in Osaka and Hokkaido in October. If you plan to go to Hokkaido besides Tokyo, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Tokyo. For autumn clothes, please refer to the following article. Weather in Tokyo in October (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Tokyo in October ※ Based on the data released by the Japan Meteorological Agency. Both high and low temperature data are averages over the past 30 years (1981-2010) There are many days of good weather in October and the temperature is comfortable. Although it has a bit of rain, it is easy to spend, there is no doubt that it is an excursion season. In early October, typhoons may still be attacked. You should beware of that. However, except for that, the weather in October is generally calm. In the city center of Tokyo, the autumn leaves have not begun so much yet. However, since autumn leaves have not begun, there are not many tourists yet compared to November. I feel that it is October that the traveler can travel the most pleasantly. If you want to see the autumn leaves in October, ...

Panoramic Flower Gardens Shikisai-no-oka in Sapporo, Japan = Shutterstock

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Hokkaido Weather in September! Temperature, rain, clothes

On this page, I will explain about the weather in Hokkaido in September. September is the time of transition from summer to autumn. So, in Hokkaido, it gets pretty cool even in the daytime. The weather is a bit unstable and the days of rain increase. But at the same time, the number of tourists is considerably reduced compared to August. You will be able to travel leisurely. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Hokkaido. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Osaka in September. Tokyo and Osaka have different weather conditions from Hokkaido, so please be careful. Q & A about Hokkaido in September Does snow fall in September in Hokkaido? Basically, no snow falls in Hokkaido in September. However, it starts snowing in September at the top of mountain areas such as Daisetsuzan. Are flowers blooming in Hokkaido in September? Even in September, beautiful flowers are blooming in Hokkaido. However, lavender flowers are not blooming. How cold is Hokkaido in September? In September, the morning and evening are pretty cool. What kind of clothes should we wear in September in Hokkaido? Autumn clothes are desirable in Hokkaido in September. For the fall clothes in Japan, please refer to the following article. When is the best time to visit Hokkaido? If you want to enjoy the winter snow scene, January and February are the best seasons. If you want to see beautiful flower fields, July and August are the best. ...

Takoyaki (a ball-shaped Japanese snack) shop always has a long customer queue = Shutterstock

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Osaka Weather in September! Temperature and precipitation

Osaka will become cooler in September. You will be able to enjoy sightseeing spots happily. However, rainy days will increase in September. There is a risk that a typhoon will come, so please try to obtain the latest weather forecast. On this page, I will explain the weather in Osaka in September. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Osaka. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in September. If you plan to go to Hokkaido besides Osaka, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Osaka. Weather in Osaka in September (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Osaka in September ※ Based on the data released by the Japan Meteorological Agency. Both high and low temperature data are averages over the past 30 years (1981-2010) The weather in Osaka is almost the same as other major cities in Honshu such as Tokyo. In September, the hot summer is over and the cool days are gradually increasing. In early September, there are days when the maximum temperature is about 35 degrees, but it will become cooler in mid September. In late September it will be cooler and more people will wear long-sleeved shirts. I used to live in Osaka before. It was too hot in August, so I did not like going to the city center. However, it will be much easier to spend in September, and there are memories that I went to play at Osaka Castle Park ...

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