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Kai-Komagatake, which straddles Nagano and Gifu prefectures = Shutterstock

Photos Spring

2020/6/18

Photos: Spring Snow -The Amazing Contrast of Flowers and Mountain Snow

It is interesting to see the snow scene in winter, but it is not bad to see the distant snow mountains in spring. The contrast between the flowers that bloom one after another and the snow mountains in the distance is wonderful. In addition, in spring, you will be able to go to heavy snowfall areas, which were closed in winter due to too much snow. For example, Tateyama (Toyama Prefecture) introduced at the end of this page is crowded with many tourists from mid-April every year! Photos of the Spring Snow Along the Shiraishi River in Sendai City, 1,200 cherry trees bloom beautifully every year with snow-covered mountains in the background = Shutterstock   Cherry blossoms in full bloom in the mountain village against the backdrop of the Hakuba mountain range in Nagano Prefecture = Shutterstock   Koiwai Farm in Iwate Prefecture. The contrast between Mt. Iwaki and the giant cherry tree is beautiful = Shutterstock   Daisetsuzan seen from Asahikawa, Hokkaido = Shutterstock   Oze, which spans Gunma, Fukushima and Niigata prefectures = Shutterstock   A view of Mt. Fuji from the shores of Lake Kawaguchi in Yamanashi Prefecture = Shutterstock   Near Motosu Lake at the foot of Mount Fuji, many moss phlox bloom in April every year = Shutterstock   Fresh green tea fields with snow-capped Mt. Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture = Shutterstock   In the Tateyama mountain range in Toyama Prefecture, roads that have been closed by snow for the winter reopen in late April = Shutterstock     I appreciate ...

Hydrangeas beautifully blooming during the rainy season = Shutterstock 1

Photos June

2020/6/17

Photos: Hydrangeas -They become more beautiful on rainy days!

From June to the first half of July, the rainy season called "Tsuyu" continues in Japan, except in Hokkaido and Okinawa. There are many rainy days at this time, and honestly, it is not suitable for travel. But during this time, wonderful flowers welcome you. Those are the hydrangeas that I am introducing on this page. While cherry blossoms get wet and easily disperse, hydrangea flowers become even more beautiful when they are hit by the rain. These struck flowers have a completely different aesthetic than cherry blossoms. Would you like to see the flowers of Hydrangea? Photos of the Hydrangeas in Japan Hydrangeas beautifully blooming during the rainy season = Shutterstock   Hydrangeas beautifully blooming during the rainy season = Shutterstock   Hydrangeas beautifully blooming during the rainy season = Shutterstock   Hydrangeas beautifully blooming during the rainy season = Shutterstock   Hydrangeas beautifully blooming during the rainy season = Shutterstock   Hydrangeas beautifully blooming during the rainy season = Shutterstock   Hydrangeas beautifully blooming during the rainy season = Shutterstock   Hydrangeas beautifully blooming during the rainy season = Shutterstock   Hydrangeas beautifully blooming during the rainy season = Shutterstock     I appreciate you reading to the end.     Back to "June"    

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Photos May

2020/6/14

Photos: Japanese Landscapes in May - The Best Season for Spring

May is the best month for spring in Japan. Beautiful new greenery is shining everywhere. People are enjoying the spring fashions. Even in the snow-covered mountainous areas, the tourist season has begun. After the "Golden Week", or the early May holidays, the number of Japanese tourists at all tourist destinations will decrease and congestion will be alleviated. The number of tourists will dwindle. Come to Japan this time of year too! Photos of the Japanese Landscapes in May Japanese Landscapes in May   Japanese Landscapes in May   Japanese Landscapes in May   Japanese Landscapes in May   Japanese Landscapes in May   Japanese Landscapes in May   Japanese Landscapes in May   Japanese Landscapes in May   Japanese Landscapes in May     I appreciate you reading to the end.   Back to "may"    

Intersection of Shibuya, Tokyo

Photos Seasonal weather

2020/6/14

Photos: Rainy days in Japan -Rainy seasons are June, September and March

Japan has a rainy season in June, September and March. Rainy days continue in June in particular. If you are in Japan and the weather is not good please do not be disappointed. A lot of rainy scenery is drawn to Japanese art such as Ukiyo-e. There are many beautiful scenery even on rainy days. on this page, I will introduce the following places: Intersection of Shibuya (Photo above), Tokyo Station, Kyoto, Fushimi Inari, Nachi, Meigetsuin of Kamakura, Saihoji Temple of Kyoto, Yufuin. The last photo is Japan's Sunny doll. Japanese hang it to pray for good weather. Please cheer up and enjoy the beautiful Japanese rainy days! Photos of the Rainy days in Japan Tokyo Station in Tokyo   Near Kiyomizu Temple Temple in    Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine in Kyoto   Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine in Wakayama Prefecture   Meigetsuin Temple in Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture   Saihoji Temple in Kyoto   Saihoji Temple in Kyoto   Yufuin in Oita Prefecture   Sunny doll in Japan     I appreciate you reading to the end.   Back to "Seasons of Japan"    

Winter Wear in Hokkaido, Japan

Photos Winter

2020/6/12

Winter Wear in Hokkaido! What should you wear?

Hokkaido has a long winter and is very cold compared to Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. When traveling to Hokkaido in winter, please prepare thick winter clothes. I also recommend using disposable heat packs and similar products. The best shoes are snow boots or snow trekking shoes (Sunotore), but if you just walk around the city you may be able to attach anti-slip devices to ordinary sneakers. In this article, I will detail what kind of clothes you should wear in winter in Hokkaido and provide pictures of various clothes. I will also give some ideas on how to buy or rent winter clothes. Clothes to wear in winter in Hokkaido At the Asahikawa Winter Festival, very large snow statues are displayed, Hokkaido, Japan It snows from November to the beginning of April In Hokkaido, snow begins to fall in November, and begins to collect substantially from the middle of December. The largest amount of snowfall is from late January to mid-February. In Hakodate, located in the southern part of Hokkaido, the snow disappears in early April. Even in Sapporo and Asahikawa, the snow will hardly fall in the middle of April. It is not uncommon for the morning and evening low temperatures to fall below -10 ° C in Hokkaido during the winter. The road surface can be frozen and very slippery. Because of this, please do not forget to prepare winter clothes before you travel to Hokkaido. Indoors are warm The weather varies depending on the area, even in different parts of Hokkaido. If ...

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

November

2020/5/30

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. Use the slider to select the month you wish to know more about. 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 ...

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

November

2020/5/31

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. Use the slider to select the month you wish to know more about. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in November. If you plan to go to Hokkaido as well as 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 ...

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

November

2020/5/30

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. Use the slider to select the month you wish to know more about. Below are articles on the weather in Osaka and Hokkaido in November. If you plan to go to Hokkaido as well as 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 ...

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

October

2020/6/11

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. Use the slider to select the month you wish to know more about. 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 ...

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

October

2020/5/30

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. Use the slider to select the month you wish to know more about. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in October. If you plan to go to Hokkaido as well as 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 ...

Autumn woman drinking coffee under fall foliage = Shutterstock

October

2020/5/30

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. Use the slider to select the month you wish to know more about. Below are articles on the weather in Osaka and Hokkaido in October. If you plan to go to Hokkaido as well as 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 ...

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

September

2020/5/30

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. Use the slider to select the month you wish to know more about. 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 ...

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