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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 ...

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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"    

It is Spring landscape, Maeda Forest Park of people who walks and walks around the canal of Sapporo City Hokkaido Park

May

2020/6/17

Hokkaido Weather in May! Temperature, rain, clothes

On this page, I will introduce Hokkaido weather in May. At this time, full-scale spring comes to Hokkaido. The cherry blossoms bloom one month later than Tokyo and then the trees turn to a wonderful fresh green. You will be able to explore beautiful tourist areas with a pleasant climate. This article contains a lot of pictures to help you imagine the weather in May in Hokkaido, so please refer to them. 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 about the weather in Tokyo and Osaka in May. Tokyo and Osaka have different weather conditions from Hokkaido, so please be careful. Q & A about Hokkaido in May Does snow fall in May in Hokkaido? There is no snow in Hokkaido in May. However, in some large ski resorts such as Niseko, you can ski until about May 6th. How cold is Hokkaido in May? Hokkaido has a spring climate in May. You can travel comfortably. What kind of clothes should we wear in May in Hokkaido? Spring clothes are desirable in May. For spring clothes in Japan, please refer to the following article. When is the best time to visit Hokkaido? If you want to enjoy winter snowy landscapes then January and February are the best months. If you want to see beautiful flower fields then July and August are recommended. In early May you will be able to see cherry blossoms in Hokkaido.   Weather ...

Hankyu Department Store Osaka Umeda Main Store in Osaka city Japan = Shutterstock

May

2020/6/14

Osaka Weather in May! Temperature, rain, clothes

If you travel Osaka in May, what kind of clothes should you wear? On this page, I will discuss the weather, the amount of precipitation and the best clothes for the month of May. Osaka is very comfortable in May as well as other major cities on Honshu such as Tokyo. You can surely expect to enjoy your trip. 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 about the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in May. 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 May (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Osaka in May ※ 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 May, the maximum temperature in Osaka continues to be warmer than 20 degrees Celsius. Every time it rains, trees and flowers grow and show their beautiful lush green color. People often stroll through large parks such as Osaka Castle Park. Generally, you will not need warmer clothing such as cardigans on a sunny day. However, if you get cold easily it is a good idea to bring one just in case. In business, we wear suits in Japan until the end of May. We often do not wear suit jackets from June to late September. However, the practice differs depending ...

Young girl wearing Japanese kimono standing in front of Sensoji Temple in Tokyo, Japan = Shutterstock

May

2020/6/14

Tokyo Weather in May! Temperature, rain, clothes

If you go to Tokyo in May the climate is likely to be very comfortable. It is a perfect climate for visiting sightseeing spots, so be sure to take advantage when possible. However, the weather will become a bit unstable in late May. On this page, I will discuss the weather of Tokyo in May based on the weather data released by the Japan Weather Association. 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 May. If you plan to go to Hokkaido as well as Tokyo, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Tokyo. For spring clothes, please refer to the following article. Weather in Tokyo in May (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Tokyo in May ※ 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) If you go to Tokyo in May, you will enjoy a quite comfortable trip. As the graph above shows, in early and mid-May, the days in Tokyo are not too hot or too cold. When exercising, you may break a sweat. However, it is not as hot as the summer yet. You may be fine wearing short-sleeved shirts during the day. There are many sunny days but a few rainy days throughout. Sometimes it rains continuously for several days. The number of rainy days will ...

In late April, tourists walking in Goryokaku Park, watching beautiful cherry blossoms, Hakodate, Hokkaido = Shutterstock

April

2020/5/30

Hokkaido Weather in April! Temperature, rain, clothes

On this page, I will discuss the weather in Hokkaido during the month of April. The weather of Hokkaido is quite different from Tokyo. In Hokkaido, snow may still fall even in April. It gets much warmer during the day but sometimes it is pretty cold, so take caution. This article contains many pictures that will help you imagine the weather in April in Hokkaido, so please refer to them. 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 about the weather in Tokyo and Osaka in April. Tokyo and Osaka have different weather conditions from Hokkaido, so please be careful. Q & A about Hokkaido in April Does snow fall in April in Hokkaido? In the first half of April, snow may fall in some cities such as Asahikawa and Sapporo. However, in urban areas, you will generally find it difficult to find snow covered landscapes. On the other hand, snow still falls in the mountains. You can still enjoy winter sports at Niseko and other ski resorts. How cold is Hokkaido in April? The temperature of Hokkaido will gradually rise in April. By mid-April, the daytime maximum temperature will exceed 10 degrees Celsius. In urban areas such as Sapporo, cherry blossoms begin to bloom in late April as spring comes. What kind of clothes should we wear in April in Hokkaido? In early April, you need a coat and gloves. Snow boots are preferable to sneakers. In ...

Tourists under cherry blossom tree at osaka castle in spring season osaka japan = Shutterstock

April

2020/5/30

Osaka Weather in April! Temperature, rain, clothes

In Japan it is the spring tourist season from April to May. Because there are many warm and comfortable days, the tourist spots are crowded with people from home and abroad. Osaka is also experiencing peak tourist season from April. If you plan on staying in Osaka in April, what kind of clothes should you prepare? On this page, I will discuss the weather of Osaka in April to give you an idea. 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 April. 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 April (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Osaka in April ※ 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 climate of Osaka is roughly the same as other major cities in Honshu such as Tokyo. In April, days that exceed 20 degree high temperatures are abundant. The weather is generally good so you can go around sightseeing spots comfortably. It is warm, so you probably won’t need jumpers and such during the day. However, in the evening the temperature will be lower by more than 10 degrees from noon temperatures. If you are outdoors at night for the purpose of viewing the cherry blossoms, I ...

The woman who reads a book under the cherry tree = Shutterstock

April

2020/5/30

Tokyo Weather in April! Temperature, rain, clothes

If you go to Tokyo in April, you will likely enjoy a pleasant trip. Tokyo has a mild spring climate in April. The temperature is comfortable. In early April you can also enjoy cherry blossoms. Based on the weather data released by the Japan Weather Association, I will give a brief introduction on Tokyo weather in April. 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 about the weather in Osaka and Hokkaido in April. If you plan to go to Hokkaido as well as Tokyo, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Tokyo. For spring clothes, please refer to the following article. Weather in Tokyo in April (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Tokyo in April ※ 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) After late March, the temperature in Tokyo will rise significantly. In April, there are days when the maximum temperature exceeds 25 degrees. It's warm, so you will no longer see people wearing a coat in the city. However, there are days when it gets cold at night. Therefore, if you go to see cherry blossoms at night, take a spring coat or a jumper. As it may rain in April, please carry an umbrella. Sometimes it feels hot in late April. In town, people who warm easily will begin to wear short sleeve clothes. ...

General view of people snowboarding on a tree-lined piste in the Niseko Grand Hirafu ski resort, Hokkaido, Japan = Shutterstock

March

2020/5/30

Hokkaido Weather in March! Temperature, rain, clothes

The Japanese archipelago enters a transition period from winter to spring every March. The weather is unstable and the wind is strong at this time of year. Even in Hokkaido, the temperature will gradually rise and you will feel that spring is approaching. However, in Hokkaido you must not neglect cold weather countermeasures. Even in March, snow falls often in Hokkaido. By late March, there will be more rain than snow. However, at ski resorts such as Niseko, you can continue to enjoy a world of snow. On this page, I will discuss Hokkaido weather in March. This article contains many pictures that will help you imagine March weather in Hokkaido, so please refer to them. 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 March. Tokyo and Osaka have different weather conditions from Hokkaido, so please be careful. Q & A about Hokkaido in March Does snow fall in March in Hokkaido? Snow falls in Hokkaido even in March but spring is gradually approaching. You can enjoy winter sports in Niseko, etc., but with more warm days during this time in urban areas the snow will begin to melt. How cold is Hokkaido in March? Hokkaido in March is still in the middle of winter. It gets warm gradually and snow melts, but winter clothes are necessary because the low temperature is often below freezing. What kind of clothes should ...

Tourists at Dotonbori walking street. Dotonbori is one of the principal tourist destinations in Osaka, Japan = Shutterstock

March

2020/5/30

Osaka Weather in March! Temperature, rain, clothes

If you go to Osaka in March, what kind of clothes should you pack in your suitcase? In March, Osaka is in transition from winter to spring. There are times with rather warm days, but there are also many cold days, so please do not forget winter clothes such as jumpers. On this page, I will explain the weather in Osaka in March. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Osaka. Select from the slider for the month you want more details for. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in March. 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 March (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Osaka in March ※ 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 roughly the same as that of Honshu in Japan, such as Tokyo. As in other cities, the weather is slightly unstable in March. There are relatively many cloudy and rainy days with possible strong winds. In early March, there are very cold days like winter. However, it will gradually become warmer in the middle of March. In late March, the warm spring-like days will increase. By this time Japanese people will be looking forward to the day when cherry blossoms will bloom. However, cherry blossoms blooming in Osaka are a bit slower than ...

Outdoor panoramic scenic view of front enter Sensoji shrine crowded with queuing believers in Sensoji temple on March, Asakusa, Tokyo = Shutterstock

March

2020/5/30

Tokyo Weather in March! Temperature, rain, clothes

In Tokyo, the weather is unstable as March is a time to shift from winter to spring. If you plan to travel to Tokyo in March, please do not forget your umbrella. On this page, I will tell you about the weather in Tokyo during the month of March based on weather data released by the Japan Weather Association. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Tokyo. Select the month you want to know more about from the slider. Below are articles about the weather in Osaka and Hokkaido in March. If you plan to go to Hokkaido as well as Osaka, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Tokyo. Weather in Tokyo in March (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Tokyo in March ※ 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 March, warm air flows up from the South. For this reason, the wind is generally strong in March. There are many cloudy days and it rains a lot. The maximum temperature sometimes exceeds 20 degrees. However, it is not yet completely spring. The following day can sometimes drop by about 10 degrees and you could be trembling with cold. Through a cycle of warm and cold weather it will gradually become spring in this way. In March, the weather is unstable and the temperature changes rapidly. So even Japanese people are worried about what to wear every day. If you travel ...

Photos Spring

2020/6/19

Spring Wear in Japan! What should you wear?

If you are planning a trip to Japan during the spring (March, April, May), what clothes should you wear when travelling? Actually, Japanese people often worry about what clothes to wear in spring as well. After all, the temperature will gradually warm up at this time, but it still may get cold. Japanese people listen to the weather forecast for the day every morning and often go out with a coat if it is getting cold. If you come to Japan in the spring, I would recommend that you prepare both warm and cold weather clothing. On this page, I will provide you helpful information about clothing for travelling in Japanese spring. I also prepared photographs of spring clothes below. You should also prepare a thin outer jacket and wear it when it's cold. Even if you use the word "spring" in March and May to describe the season, the clothes you wear vary considerably. In March, there are still days as cold as winter, so during travel you should bring a thin coat (spring coat) or a jumper. Especially at night it may be chilly, so please be careful. In April, if you eat or drink while watching cherry blossoms at night then you should put on a thin coat or jumper before you go out. Instead of a coat, you may wear a scarf around your neck, etc. In May, there will be many warm days, so you may already be wearing a short sleeve shirt. However, there are cold days in May ...

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