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Hakuba chain of mountains of snow and a pink one cherry tree = shutterstock

Life and Culture

2019/4/5

Shining Spring and Distant Snow Scene: From 10 beautiful pictures!

Japan is now in the spring season. Cherry blossoms bloom in many places in Tokyo, Kyoto, etc. I will introduce you this beautiful Japanese spring with 10 photos. Even though spring has come, the distant mountains are still full of white snow. Please enjoy the scenery where spring and winter coexist. White Mount Fuji and Shining Trees Mount Fuji and Cherry Blossom in full bloom as seen from Lake Tanuki, Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan = AdobeStock Mount Fuji and cherry blossoms.The shooting location is Lake Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi prefecture Japan = shutterstock Mount Fuji is still in the midst of winter. Meanwhile, spring came around Mount Fuji, so you can enjoy the wonderful contrast of winter and spring.   Pink moss field and Mt. Fuji with clear blue sky = shutterstock Around Mt. Fuji, after the cherry blossoms have fallen, the flowers of Moss Phlox will begin to bloom from the middle of April.   Fresh green tea fields with snow-capped Mount Fuji = shutterstock On the south side of Mt. Fuji, there are many tea plantations. In these fields, the fresh greens are very beautiful in spring.   Mountainous area of Honshu Hakuba chain of mountains of snow and a pink one cherry tree = shutterstock In the mountainous region of Honshu, you can now enjoy the wonderful contrast between winter and spring. The above photo was taken at Hakuba Village in Nagano Prefecture. In Hakuba, high mountains around 3000 meters above sea level are connected. In these mountains, many tourists enjoy skiing and ...

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 ...

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!" ...

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

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

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 fresh green begins to shine. 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. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. 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 the winter snow scene, January and February are the best seasons. If you want to see beautiful flower fields, July and August are the best. In early May you will be able to see cherry blossoms in Hokkaido.   Weather in Hokkaido in May (overview) ...

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. Below are articles about the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in May. If you plan to go to Hokkaido besides 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 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. ...

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

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Tokyo Weather in May! Temperature, rain, clothes

If you go to Tokyo in May, I think the climate is very comfortable. It is a perfect climate for visiting sightseeing spots, so please visit here and there. However, the weather will become unstable a bit in late May. On this page, I will explain the weather of Tokyo in May, quoting the weather data released by the Japan Weather Association. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Tokyo. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Below are articles on the weather in Osaka and Hokkaido in May. If you plan to go to Hokkaido besides 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 May and mid May, the days in Tokyo are not too hot and too cold. When exercising, sweat may come out. However, it is not as hot as the summer yet. You may be OK for short-sleeved shirts during the day. There are many sunny days, but it may rain. Sometimes it rains continuously for several days. Rainy days will gradually increase at the end of May. Temperatures will also rise and there ...

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

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Hokkaido Weather in April! Temperature, rain, clothes

On this page, I will explain about the weather in Hokkaido in 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 beware. 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. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. 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, basically you can not expect a snow scene. On the other hand, snow 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, and 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 mid-April, sneakers will be fine. By late April, you ...

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. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in April. If you plan to go to Hokkaido besides 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, 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 ...

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

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Tokyo Weather in April! Temperature, rain, clothes

If you go to Tokyo in April, you will 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 introduce the Tokyo weather in April. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Tokyo. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Below are articles about the weather in Osaka and Hokkaido in April. If you plan to go to Hokkaido besides 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 at a stretch. 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 the town, people with a quick heart will wear short sleeve clothes. Every time it rains, the leaves of ...

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

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Hokkaido Weather in March! Temperature, rain, clothes

The Japanese archipelago enter the transition period from winter to spring every March. The weather is unstable and wind is strong at this time. Even in Hokkaido, the temperature will gradually rise at this time and you will be informed that spring is approaching. But in Hokkaido you must neglect cold weather countermeasures. Even in March, snow falls often in Hokkaido. By late March, there will be more rain than snow. However, in ski resorts such as Niseko, you can continue to enjoy the world of snow. On this page, I will explain about the weather in Hokkaido in March. This article contains many pictures that will help you imagine the weather in March in Hokkaido, so please refer to them. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Hokkaido. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. 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 approaching gradually. You can enjoy winter sports in Niseko, etc., but warm days are also increasing in urban areas. The snow is gradually melting. 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 we ...

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