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Spring is approaching. White plum blossoms blooming in Tokyo, Japan. Next is the cherry blossoms!

Cherry Blossom Interests

2019/2/18

2019 Japan Cherry Blossom Forecast: slightly earlier or same as usual

Today, I will introduce the cherry blossom forecast of 2019. It is now winter in Japan. However, in Tokyo, plum blossoms began to bloom first. I feel that spring is approaching gradually. Now, the Japanese are starting to feel excited, feeling spring is near. Cherry blossoms are expected to be a little earlier or the same as usual. Please also refer to the following articles for Japanese cherry blossoms.   Summary If you click on this image, the site of Japan Weather Association (in Japanese) will be displayed on a separate page According to the forecast released by the Japan Weather Association on February 7, the cherry blossoms will start flowering from Fukuoka and Kumamoto on March 19. It will flower in Nagasaki and Saga, Kochi on March 21, and Tokyo and Matsuyama on 22th. It will bloom in a wide range from west Japan to eastern Japan by the end of March. In Hokuriku, Nagano and Tohoku regions, there are many places to bloom from early April to mid-April. And on April 29th it will flower in Hakodate, Hokkaido. The forecast for each region announced by the Japan Weather Association is as follows. The cherry blossoms will be in full bloom in about a week after blooming. You can enjoy cherry blossoms for about 10 days after flowering.   Kyushu Region: Cherry Blossom Forecast 2019 Isshingyo Sakura Tree, Aso Kumamoto Japan = shutterstock Map of Kyushu = shutterstock Forecast flowering Average Year Fukuoka City March 19 March 23 Oita City March 24 March 24 Nagasaki ...

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. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Osaka. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. 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) ...

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. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Osaka. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. 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 ...

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. 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, ...

The Namba Parks, a shopping center in the Namba district, Osaka, Japan = Shutterstock

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Osaka Weather in August! Temperature and precipitation

On this page, I will explain the weather in Osaka in August. I used to live in Osaka before. Osaka is really hot in August. So, if you travel in Osaka in August, I recommend that you spend sometimes in an air-conditioned room so that you will not consume your strength. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Osaka. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Weather in Osaka in August (overview) The weather in Osaka is roughly the same as other major cities in Honshu such as Tokyo. However, compared to Tokyo etc., the city center of Osaka is a bit hotter in August. In the center of Osaka, green is small, except for some Osaka Castle and others. The asphalt road is getting hot with strong sunlight, so if you walk all the way there is a risk of exhausting your fitness. For this reason, I would like to recommend the following three things. First, please devise as much as possible to sightseeing outdoors in a little cool morning or evening. For example, Namba which is a famous sightseeing spot in Osaka, the neon is beautiful if you go at night. It would be nice to make good use of the night time zone. Second, as much as possible, let's increase the time spent in the air conditioned building. For example, how about enjoying facilities such as Kaiyukan(aquarium) or Cupnoodles Museum (museum)? Thirdly, I recommend that you add relatively cool areas such as Hokkaido to your itinerary, in addition ...

Facial shot of unidentified young women worshipping the golden shrine in Tenjin Matsuri, Osaka's biggest festival = Shutterstock

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Osaka Weather in July! Temperature and precipitation

If you go to Osaka in July, please be prepared for being very hot. Osaka, like other major Honshu cities, is very hot in July and August. Please be careful as there are many people who get stroke every year. On this page, I will explain about the weather in Osaka in July. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Osaka. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Weather in Osaka in July (overview) The weather of Osaka is roughly the same as Tokyo. But in summer it is somewhat sultry than Tokyo. In early July, the rainy season is still on. The rainy season ends roughly around 20th July. Osaka thus enters the summer at the latest in late July. In summer, the maximum temperature in Osaka exceeds 35 degrees. It is also damp. For this reason it is dangerous to walk outdoors for a long time. There are days when it is dangerous to exercise outside. I would like you to come to Japan but I can not help being honest that Japan's summer is very hot. I used to live in Osaka before. From that experience, I think that Osaka is a bit hotter than Tokyo. This has been proved by weather data as well. The city area in Osaka, except Osaka Castle Park etc., is less green and the asphalt road is getting hot with strong sunlight. If you are going to sightsee in Osaka in July, please be careful not to become a heat stroke. In ...

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Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Osaka Weather in June! Temperature, rain, clothes

If you stay in Osaka in June, please do not forget your umbrella. In June, Osaka will enter the rainy season for about a month like other major Honshu cities such as Tokyo. On this page, I will explain the weather of June in Osaka. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Osaka. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Weather in Osaka in June (overview) The weather in Osaka is roughly the same as other major cities in Honshu such as Tokyo. It rains a lot in June and a sultry day continues. But, sometimes it gets cold, so if you are not good at cold, please bring clothes such as cardigans. Previously, it was not so strong rain in June. However, as with other cities in Osaka recently, it is likely to rain considerably strongly. For this reason, please get the latest weather forecast through TV and the Internet. It is such weather in June, so there are not so many tourists compared to April and May. So, you may be able to enter relatively easily even famous sightseeing spots which ordinarily need to line up for a long time to enter. Even on rainy days, if rain is not so strong, Osaka Castle, temples and shrines are surrounded by a beautiful atmosphere. Surely, you will be able to enjoy it thoroughly. Below is the weather data of Osaka in June which the Japan Weather Association announced. please refer.   Osaka weather in early June (2018) Maximum temperature (Celsius) ...

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

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

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 explain the weather, the amount of precipitation, and the best clothes for May. Osaka is very comfortable in May as well as other major cities in Honshu Island such as Tokyo. You surely can enjoy your journey. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Osaka. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Weather in Osaka in May (overview) 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 us beautiful fresh green. People stroll through large parks such as Osaka Castle Park. I think that you basically do not need clothes such as cardigans on a sunny day. However, if you are not good at cold weather, please bring cardigan. In business, we wear suits in Japan until the end of May, but often do not wear jackets from June to late September. However, the practice differs depending on the type of business. On rainy days, the temperature may not exceed 20 degrees. In preparation for such a case, you should also prepare clothing other than short sleeves. Rain and cloudy days will increase in late May. Every year in Japan, there is a rainy season in June. The transition period from spring to summer is getting closer. Therefore, if you stay in Osaka late May, there may be many rainy days. Below is the meteorological data of ...

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

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

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 in a full-fledged tourist season from April. If you stay in Osaka in April, what kind of clothes should you prepare? On this page, I will tell you the weather of Osaka in April. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Osaka. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Weather in Osaka in April (overview) The climate of Osaka is roughly the same as other major cities in Honshu such as Tokyo. In April, the day when the maximum temperature exceeds 20 degrees continues. The weather is roughly good. So, you can turn around sightseeing spots comfortably. It is warm, so you probably do not need jumpers etc during the day. However, in the evening the temperature will be lower by 10 degrees more than noon. If you are outdoors at night for the purpose of sight seeing the cherry blossoms, I think that it is better to bring a jumper. At the end of April, the sunlight becomes much stronger. On sunny days, you may not need cardigans etc during the day. However, let's keep in mind that it will be cooler at night.   Osaka weather in early April (2018) Maximum temperature (Celsius) 24.9 Minimum air temperature 6.1 Total precipitation 15.0 mm Fine weather ratio 59% April 8, 2019: Osaka Castle in Osaka, Japan. The castle ...

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

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

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 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. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Weather in Osaka in March (overview) 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. The wind may be strong. There is almost no snow in Osaka in March. In early March, there is a very cold day like winter. However, it will gradually become warmer in the middle of March. In late March, the warm days like Spring will increase. By this time the Japanese will be looking forward to the day when cherry blossoms will bloom. However, cherry blossoms blooming in Osaka are a bit slower than Tokyo. Because Osaka is slightly colder than Tokyo in winter. In Osaka, the cherry blossoms usually bloom around March 28 every year. It is the beginning of April that the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. Below is the meteorological data of Osaka announced by the Japan Weather Association. Please refer to it when you prepare the trip. ...

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