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Annual Events in Japan

Fundamentals

2018/6/20

Annual Events in Japan! New Year, Setsubun, Hanami, Obon, Christmas etc.

There are still many traditional annual events in Japan. Many Japanese celebrate these annual events with their families. Recently, many foreign tourists enjoying such events. In such an event, you will be able to observe Japanese life culture deeply. Let me introduce representative annual events. New Year events Annual events of the New Year are the biggest in Japan. From the end of the year the following things are taking place. Joya no kane "Joya no kane" is an annual event held at Buddhist temples = Shutterstock "Joya no kane" is an annual event held at Buddhist temples. At midnight on 31 December, the priests ring the big bells of the temple 108 times. There seems to be 108 anxieties to humans. There is a meaning to drive away those feelings to the bells of the night. Toshi-Koshi soba "Toshi-Koshi soba" is noodles customarily eaten on December 31st. Japanese eat long noodles in the hope that they wii lead and fortunate life. Hatsumode Crowd of Hatsumode at Asakusa in Tokyo, Japan. Hatsumode is the first Shinto shrine or Buddhist temple visit of the Japanese New Year = Shutterstock "Hatsumode" is one's first visit of the year to a shrine or temple. In the New Year, every shrine and temple is crowded with so many people.   Setsubun "Setsubun" is a japanese traditional event = Shutterstock "Setsubun" is a traditional event to drive away evil. It will be held in early February. People throw beans at home while chatting "Oni-wa-soto, fuku-wa-uti," meaning "Out with demons! In with good luck!" ...

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 and precipitation

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. Weather in Hokkaido in November (overview) In Hokkaido, although the daytime maximum temperature still exceeds 10 degrees Celsius many days, the temperature in the morning and evening slows down steadily. In mid-November, the minimum temperature of the day will be around -5 degrees Celsius. At this moment, beautiful autumnal leaves are seen in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and so on, in the midst of autumn. However, please beware that the climate of Hokkaido is quite different. First snow is observed in many areas of Hokkaido in the first half of November. After that, snow falls and the snow melts repeatedly. And, especially around the cold Asahikawa, snow begins to accumulate as early as late November. As it is no longer a perfect winter, if you are not accustomed to driving the snow road, you should refrain from using car rental as much as possible. If traveling in November, please bring a thick coat etc. It will be really cold in late November, so it would be better to bring a woolen scarf and gloves. Because the snowy road is slippery, please wear snow boots that do not slip on the sole or wear a non-slip instrument on your shoe sole. Snow boots are also sold in Tokyo and Osaka. The anti-slip device is, ...

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. On this page, I will explain about the weather in November of Osaka. Weather in Osaka in November (overview) In November, the temperature in Osaka is around 20 degrees 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 around 5 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 in late November. Please go to Osaka Castle Park and others. From autumn to winter, rainy days will be fewer in Osaka. A beautiful blue sky day continues. Because the air is clear, if you go to a place with a good view, you can see distant mountains such as Rokko mountain well. Below is the meteorological data of November in Osaka announced by Japan Meteorological Agency. Please make yourself useful.   Osaka weather in early November (2017) Maximum temperature (Celsius) 22.3 Minimum air temperature 7.6 Total precipitation 6.0 mm Fine weather ratio 73%   Osaka weather in the middle ...

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 and precipitation

On this page, I will explain the weather in Tokyo in November. The climate is comfortable in November and it can be said that it is the best season to see Tokyo. Since autumn leaves begin in earnest even in town, you can easily enjoy beautiful autumn leaves easily. Please come to Tokyo in November! Weather in Tokyo in November (overview) In November, the climate of Tokyo is calm. Although it may rain, it rarely fights hard like a summer typhoon. The temperature is quite cool. Humidity is also low. The conditions for you to travel comfortably generally do almost! 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 hotel first as soon as possible. For popular sightseeing spots, you should carefully plan your strategy. For example, going to a comparatively vacant morning, you will be able to sightseeing calmly. Please collect a lot of information and make your trip more enjoyable.   Tokyo weather in early November (2017) Maximum temperature (Celsius) 21.9 Minimum air temperature 8.0 Total precipitation 6.0 mm Fine weather ratio 67 %    Tokyo weather in the middle ...

There are children playing in park at Otaru city, Hokkaido, Japan = Shutterstock

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Hokkaido Weather in October! Temperature and precipitation

On this page, I will explain the weather in Hokkaido in October. During this period, Hokkaido is autumn. Autumn leaves are beautiful even in flat areas such as Sapporo in mid-October. However, it is cold in the morning and evening, so please pack your winter clothes in a suitcase. Weather in Hokkaido in October (overview) In early October, the temperature in the morning and evening drops to about 5 degrees Celsius at a stretch. In addition, in the middle of October, the temperature in the morning and evening will drop to around 0 degrees Celsius. Because it gets cold so far, the leaves of the trees quickly turn red and yellow. Even in the flat land you can enjoy the beautiful autumn leaves in mid-October. For example, Hokkaido University campus in Sapporo city is open to the general public. If you walk along a beautiful tree-lined avenue, you will surely be able to enjoy the autumn of Hokkaido. However, the autumn of Hokkaido is short. The temperature is low in the morning and the evening, and it is quite cold in the daytime on rainy days. In late October, we feel quite winter sign. When traveling in Hokkaido, please make sure to bring your jumper etc. In this period, mountainous regions such as Daisetsuzan are completely winter. Remember that when traveling from Tokyo or Osaka to Hokkaido, the climate of this area is totally different from Tokyo etc. Below is the meteorological data of Hokkaido in October announced by Japan Meteorological Agency. please refer.   ...

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, full-fledged autumn will arrive in the Japanese archipelago. It will be relatively cool in Osaka in October, and many days are easy to spend. In October, it can be said that it is a comfortable time to travel in Osaka. On this page, I will explain the weather in Osaka in October. Weather in Osaka in October (overview) 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. The city center of Osaka, which was really hot during the summer, will be cooler in October, so you can stroll with fun. Osaka is a town developed since ancient times than Tokyo, so there are many old temples and shrines. And there is famous Osaka Castle Park. If you stay in Osaka in October, please explore the city of Osaka by all means. In Japan there is the word "fall of appetite". In autumn rice and vegetables are harvested and delicious fish such as saury are also picked up, so many people enjoy such delicious food in ...

Autumn woman drinking coffee under fall foliage = Shutterstock

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Tokyo Weather in October! Temperature and precipitation

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 am. I will explain the weather in Tokyo in September. Weather in Tokyo in October (overview) There are many days of good weather in October and the temperature is comfortable. Although it has a bit of rain compared with November to February, 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, I recommend you to visit the mountains around Tokyo such as Mt. Takao, Hakone and Nikko. The following is weather data of Tokyo in October announced by the Japan Weather Association. It seems that there was a little rain in 2017 compared to usual.   Tokyo weather in early October (2017) Maximum temperature (Celsius) 14.5 Minimum air temperature 1. 2 Total precipitation 4.5 mm Fine weather ratio 63 %   Tokyo weather in the middle of October (2017) Maximum temperature (Celsius) 29.0 Minimum air temperature 9.9 ...

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

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Hokkaido Weather in September! Temperature and precipitation

On this page, I will explain about the weather in Hokkaido in September. During this period, the number of tourists is smaller than in August, so you can relax and enjoy traveling relatively. Weather in Hokkaido in September (overview) Even in Hokkaido, the maximum daytime temperature will often exceed 20 degrees during this time. Furano and other sightseeing spots, still beautiful flowers are waiting for you. I think that you can enjoy a pleasant journey. However, please note that in September, typhoons or temperate cyclones may strike. When heavy rain or wind blows, airplanes and trains will stop. In order not to get caught in such a trouble, please get the latest weather forecast from the net or TV. The umbrella is an essential part. In Hokkaido, the difference of the temperature in the day is intense throughout the year. It will be chilled a lot in September in the morning and evening. The minimum temperature of the day may be less than 10 degrees Celsius. It's pretty cold, so let's prepare clothes such as jumpers. If you are planning to visit the highlands such as Daisetsuzan this time, winter clothes are necessary. In Daisetsuzan, winter comes at the summit in mid September. In late September, snow may accumulate to the knee height at the summit of the mountain. Below is the meteorological data of Hokkaido in September released by Japan Meteorological Agency. please refer.   Hokkaido weather in early September (2018) Sapporo Hakodate Kushiro Maximum temperature (Celsius)  28.2  27.6  23.4 Minimum air temperature  13.5 ...

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. Weather in Osaka in September (overview) 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 as well. In September, Japanese children finish their summer vacation and school begins. So, on weekdays the sights are relatively vacant. However, in September many typhoons come to Japan every year. Osaka may also hit directly. When a typhoon comes, you can not walk because wind is strong. Trains and planes will of course not work. Even if you come to Osaka at that time, you probably will not be fun. So please make sure the weather forecast whether typhoons will come before you ...

People waiting to cross Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo in a rainy day = Shutterstock

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Tokyo Weather in September! Temperature and precipitation

If you are going to visit Tokyo in September, you will be worried about weather information in Tokyo in September. In September the temperature gets a little lower, which makes it easier to spend. However, in September Tokyo may also be attacked by typhoons. On this page, I will explain about the weather in Tokyo in September. Weather in Tokyo in September (overview) Early September, Tokyo will be cooler than August, but it is still a little hot. Because the temperature may exceed 30 degrees Celsius, please be careful about the heat. It will be cooler in the middle of September, and we feel autumn has come. In late September, we will be able to spend mostly comfortably. However, rain often falls. There is something you have to pay special attention to in September. That is the typhoon's attack. Every year Japan receives numerous typhoon raids in September. In recent years, typhoons rarely hit Tokyo, but they are often influenced by heavy rain and wind storms. If you stay in Tokyo at such time, your trip will be greatly affected. Please note this in September.   Tokyo weather in early September (2018) Maximum temperature (Celsius) 33.0 Minimum air temperature 20.7 Total precipitation 79.0 mm Fine weather ratio 32 %   Tokyo weather in the middle of September (2018) Maximum temperature (Celsius) 31.2 Minimum air temperature 15.4 Total precipitation 133.0 mm Fine weather ratio 27 %   Tokyo weather in late September (2018) Maximum temperature (Celsius) 28.6 Minimum air temperature 14.1 Total precipitation 153.0 mm Fine weather ...

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