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Panoramic colorful flower field and blue sky in Shikisai-no-oka, Biei, Hokkaido, Japan = Shutterstock

July

2020/5/27

July in Japan! Summer begins in earnest! Beware of the heat!

The climate anywhere in Japan during the month of July is hot! After mid-July, the maximum emperature during the day often exceeds 35 degrees Celsius. If you are planning to travel in Japan during July, please be careful not overexert yourself while outdoors because you could be at risk for heat stroke. On this page, I will provide useful information for your trip to Japan in July. Information of Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido in July If you plan on going to Tokyo, Osaka or Hokkaido in July, please click an image on the slider below for more information.   Please be aware of the outdoor heat and indoor cold In Japan, the first half of July is relatively rainy. The rainy season from June often continues into the following month. But in late July the weather will improve and during the day it will be clear and sunny. The maximum temperature during the day is over 30 degrees every day and even at night it does not fall below 25. On the other hand, the air is very cold inside air- conditioned buildings. For this reason, some people may feel unwell due to drastic temperature changes. If you get cold easily, I recommend that you bring a cardigan or similar clothing items to wear indoors so this does not happen to you. During the day, please drink water often to prevent heat stroke outdoors. Even if you want to visit many sightseeing spots, please be careful not to walk too much. I cannot believe the opening ...

Many blue and purple hydrangea macrophylla flowers blooming on the approach to a Japanese Temple. Photoed in the Meigetsu-in Temple, Kumakara, Japan = Adobe Stock

June

2020/6/17

Japanese weather in June! Rainy season except Hokkaido and Okinawa

In Japan, it rains a lot in June. June is the transition period from spring to summer. For that reason, I do not recommend June as a time for travelling. However, on rainy days, both temples and shrines are quiet and very calm. In June, hydrangeas will bloom at temples and shrines. If you go to such spots in June, you will surely calm your mind. Information of Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido in June If you plan on going to Tokyo, Osaka or Hokkaido in June, please click an image on the slider below for more information.   I recommend visiting quiet temples and shrines. JIzo with blue bib in Meigetsuin temple Kanagawa,Japan = shutterstock I recommend Kamakura temples as tourist attractions in June. Kamakura is about an hour away by train from the city center of Tokyo. Meigetsuin temple and Hasedera temple are especially recommended. A myriad of hydrangeas bloom in June every year at these temples. The top photo on this page was taken at Meigetsuin. If you want to see hydrangeas at temples in Kyoto, I recommend that you go to Mimurotoji temple. Mimurotoji is famous for its beautiful hydrangea garden. The garden opens every year from the beginning of June until around the beginning of July. Below is a video featuring the garden of Mimurotoji. Hydrangeas bloom in the main cities of Honshu from the middle of June to the beginning of July. However, in 2018 many hydrangeas bloomed from the beginning of June. Cherry blossoms look beautiful on sunny days. On ...

Summer

2020/6/10

How to enjoy Japanese Summer! Festivals, Fireworks, Beaches, Hokkaido etc.

Summer in Japan is very hot. However, there are still traditional summer festivals and large fireworks festivals in Japan. If you go further north to Hokkaido or to the mountains of Honshu, you will be greeted with wonderful meadows full of flowers. Surprisingly beautiful beaches are also attractive areas to visit in this season. On this page, I will explain how you can enjoy the summer in Japan. Recommended for traveling in Japan in June, July, August I gathered articles for each month of the Japanese summer. If you want to know more details, please use the slider below and click the month you are planning to visit. If you want to know what kind of clothes the people of Japan are wearing in summer, I also wrote articles on this topic for your enjoyment.   From here on, I will introduce the tourist spots I can recommend when traveling Japan in summer. I added many photos and videos on this page to give you an idea of the summer atmosphere of Japan. Enjoy the summer festivals in Japan This video shows the fireworks festival held in Miyajima, Hiroshima Prefecture every August. There are many festivals in Japan during the summer. In these festivals, some people will wear traditional kimono. You can see performances or events that have been held over a long history. You will be able to see scenery unique to Japanese festivals. In the summer, firework festivals are held in various places. At those events, many Japanese people will wear traditional kimono, ...

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