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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!" ...

Kita no Canary Park elementary school set from the award-winning 2012 Japanese film, Kita no Kanaria-tachi (Canaries of the North), Rebun Island, Hokkaido = Shutterstock

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Hokkaido Weather in August! Temperature, rain, clothes

August is said to be the best season for sightseeing in Hokkaido. However, recently, due to global warming, the typhoon attacking Japan is increasing, and the damage of typhoons has become noticeable even in Hokkaido, which was said to have no influence of typhoons until now. Although Hokkaido is basically comfortable in August, please be aware of the latest weather forecast. On this page, I will explain the Hokkaido weather in August. In order to make it easy to imagine the weather in August, I will include photos taken in August below. Please refer when you plan your itinerary. 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 August. Tokyo and Osaka have different weather conditions from Hokkaido, so please be careful. Q & A about Hokkaido in August Does snow fall in August in Hokkaido? There is no snow in Hokkaido in August. Are flowers blooming in Hokkaido in August? In Hokkaido, various flowers bloom in the flower fields and they become very colorful. Lavender blooms until the beginning of August. How cold is Hokkaido in August? Even in Hokkaido, it is hot in the daytime in August. But the morning and evening are relatively cool. What kind of clothes should we wear in August in Hokkaido? If you are traveling to Hokkaido in August, please prepare summer clothes. As it is cool in the morning and evening, you should bring a jacket, ...

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. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in August. 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 August (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Osaka in August ※ 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 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 ...

People, mostly youngsters, walk through Takeshita Dori near Harajuku train station. Takeshita Dori is modern Japan's fashion trends = Shutterstock

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Tokyo Weather in August! Temperature, rain, clothes

In Tokyo, it is very hot in August. Unlike Hokkaido, the humidity is very high in Tokyo. So, if you travel Tokyo in August, bring airy summer clothes. As the air conditioners are listening in the building, you also need a jacket. In August, typhoons may hit Tokyo. So be careful with the latest weather forecast. On this page, I will introduce Tokyo's weather in August. I also posted a lot of photos taken during this time, please refer to. 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 August. If you plan to go to Hokkaido besides Tokyo, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Tokyo. For summer clothes, please refer to the following article. Weather in Tokyo in August (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Tokyo in August ※ 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 maximum temperature during the day in Tokyo in August exceeds 30 degrees Celsius almost every day. Recently it has exceeded 35 degrees and has reached nearly 40 degrees. Humidity is also high. If it is dry, I think that it is still easy to spend, but because it is high humidity it will be uncomfortable even if you are not moving I strongly want many people to visit Japan. So, I started this site. However, ...

Irodori field, Tomita farm, Furano, Japan. It is the famous and beautiful flower fields in Hokkaido = Shutterstock

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Hokkaido Weather in July! Temperature, rain, clothes

On this page, I will explain about the weather in Hokkaido in July. July is definitely the best season of sightseeing. Every year at this time many tourists from Japan and abroad come to Hokkaido. In Hokkaido, it is rare that it will get hot like Tokyo or Osaka. The cool down of the morning and evening will be relieved, so you should be able to enjoy a truly comfortable trip. 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 July. Tokyo and Osaka have different weather conditions from Hokkaido, so please be careful. Q & A about Hokkaido in July Does snow fall in July in Hokkaido? There is no snow in Hokkaido in July. Are flowers blooming in Hokkaido in July? Lavender will reach its peak in Hokkaido in July. Especially from the middle of July the flower fields are beautiful. How cold is Hokkaido in July? Hokkaido will have a summer tourist season in July. It is not cold, but it is cool in the morning and evening. What kind of clothes should we wear in July in Hokkaido? Summer clothes will be fine in July. However, it is cool in the morning and evening in Hokkaido, so please bring a jacket or cardigan. For summer 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 ...

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 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. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in July. 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 July (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Osaka in July ※ 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 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 ...

The festival for Japanese lantern flower at Asakusa,Tokyo,Japan = Shutterstock

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Tokyo Weather in July! Temperature, rain, clothes

Japan is a temperate country, but from July to August it is not an exaggeration to say that it changes to a tropical country. It is not unusual for the maximum temperature during the day to exceed 35 degrees in Tokyo. As the road of asphalt is heated by sunlight and it is very hot, it actually feels like it is hotter. On this page, I will introduce weather information for July for you traveling in Tokyo in July. 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 July. If you plan to go to Hokkaido besides Tokyo, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Tokyo. For summer clothes, please refer to the following article. Weather in Tokyo in July (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Tokyo in July ※ 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) Tokyo in July is really hot. It is getting hotter than before due to the effect of global warming. Numerous air conditioners are in operation, and the city center is getting hotter by the exhaust. Below is the meteorological data of Tokyo announced by the Japan Weather Association. As you can see, the maximum temperature during the day exceeds 30 degrees. I have heard from acquaintances who came to Tokyo from Singapore before. Summer in Tokyo seems ...

Sapporo street car at the station on June 16, 2015. Sapporo street car is a tram network since 1909, located in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan = Shutterstock

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Hokkaido Weather in June! Temperature, rain, clothes

If you plan to travel in Japan in June, I recommend you to add Hokkaido to your itinerary. Japan is generally rainy and humid in June. However, there are not so many rains in Hokkaido. Unlike Tokyo and Osaka, you will enjoy a pleasant journey. On this page, I will explain the weather in Hokkaido in June. 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 June. Tokyo and Osaka have different weather conditions from Hokkaido, so please be careful. Q & A about Hokkaido in June Does snow fall in June in Hokkaido? There is no snow in Hokkaido in June. Are flowers blooming in Hokkaido in June? In Furano and Biei in Hokkaido, lavender begins to bloom from late June. Poppy and lupine bloom in addition to this in June. How cold is Hokkaido in June? The season changes from spring to summer in Hokkaido in June. So basically it's not cold, but it's cool in the morning and evening. What kind of clothes should we wear in June in Hokkaido? Spring clothes are desirable in Hokkaido in June. 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.   Weather in Hokkaido ...

People cross the street in front of Osaka train station in Osaka, Japan = Shutterstock

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. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in June. 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 June (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Osaka in June ※ 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 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, Recently, due to meteorological changes caused by global warming, heavy rainfall has increased at this time. For this reason, please get the latest weather forecast through TV or 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 ...

People lining up for the bus during a rainy night at Shibuya station. The rainy season, locally known as tsuyu or baiyu, begins the from June until mid July in Japan = Shutterstock

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Tokyo Weather in June! Temperature, rain, clothes

There are many rainy days in Tokyo in June. Humidity is high, temperature rises steadily and steadily. Therefore, in June, you need to have some clothes that you can spend even if it is muggy. An umbrella is also indispensable. On this page, while introducing the weather data released by the Japan Weather Association, I will explain to you about the weather in Tokyo in June. 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 June. If you plan to go to Hokkaido besides Tokyo, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Tokyo. For spring and summer clothes, please refer to the following articles. Weather in Tokyo in June (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Tokyo in June ※ 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 Tokyo, the rainy season usually starts in early to mid-June. The rainy season lasts about a month. After that, from around July 20th, full-scale summer will come to Tokyo. There are many rainy days in June. If you go to Tokyo in June, be sure to carry an umbrella. In late June, temperatures may exceed 30 degrees Celsius. At that time, short-sleeved summer clothes are preferable to spring clothes. Recently, the climate has changed a bit due to global warming in Tokyo. In the past, it did ...

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