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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!

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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 ...

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Overview of the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020

On this page, I plan to introduce useful information when you watch the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020. I will update this page sequentially, so please make use if you do not mind. For information about hotels and tickets, I will separately post new pages. I plan to deliver those pages sequentially from the spring of 2019. About the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 The 2020 Summer Olympics are planned to be held from 24 July - 9 August 2020 in Tokyo, Japan = shutterstock Schedule of Tokyo Olympics 2020 Tokyo Olympics Holding period and number of sports Friday, 24 July – Sunday 9 August 2020 Number of sports: 33 Release schedule of tickets From the spring of 2019 However, the release time will be slightly different depending on the country. Venue list The Tokyo Olympic Games will be held at more than 40 venues. In Tokyo, summer temperatures are very high, so many events to be held outdoors are scheduled to start early in the morning. The following list is the contents announced by "The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games". For details, please refer to the official website of this committee. No. Venue Name Sport/Discipline Olympic Stadium Opening and Closing Ceremonies Athletics Football Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Table Tennis Yoyogi National Stadium Handball Nippon Budokan Judo Karate Imperial Palace Garden Athletics (Race Walk) Tokyo International Forum Weightlifting Kokugikan Arena Boxing Equestrian Park Equestrian (Dressage, Eventing, Jumping) Musashino Forest Sport Plaza Badminton Modern Pentathlon (Fencing) Tokyo Stadium Football Rugby Modern Pentathlon (Swimming, Fencing, Riding, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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

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Tokyo Weather in August! Temperature and precipitation

The climate of Tokyo in August is hot. If you plan to visit Tokyo in August, please prepare clothes that are OK even if it is hot. In August, typhoons are frequently attacked. For this reason, please do not forget your umbrella. Depending on the typhoon, the bullet train may be delayed or the airplane may not fly. When deciding your itinerary, be careful not to make it too crowded. Weather in Tokyo in August (overview) 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 it is not moving. I strongly want many people to visit Japan. So, I started this site. However, I do not want you to feel uncomfortable, I will dare to emphasize. It is very hot in August. If you go to Tokyo in August, I recommend three things. First, in hot areas such as Tokyo, do not walk around with too much overcrowding schedules. Please be careful not to exhaust your physical strength. From time to time, please take a break at the place where the air conditioner was effective and refill the moisture. Secondly, I recommend that you take advantage of relatively cool morning and evening and later. I recommend you go to sightseeing spots where air conditioning worked in ...

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Tokyo Weather in July! Temperature and precipitation

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. Weather in Tokyo in July (overview) 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 to be hotter than Singapore. I have been to Singapore a lot. I think so, too. So, please be careful of you. Please drink water frequently during the day and do not become a heat stroke.   Tokyo weather in early July (2018) Maximum temperature (Celsius) 33.5 Minimum air temperature 19.1 Total precipitation 34.0 mm Fine weather ratio 46 %   Tokyo weather in the middle of July (2018) Maximum temperature (Celsius) 35.4 Minimum air temperature 23.1 Total precipitation 3.5 mm Fine weather ratio 66 %   Tokyo weather in late July (2018) ...

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

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Tokyo Weather in June! Temperature and precipitation

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. Weather in Tokyo in June (overview) Due to global warming, the weather of Japan has recently changed a lot. Even in Tokyo, heavy rain and drought have never happened. In June 2018, heavy rain fell more than usual in Tokyo. However, from the end of June to the end of July, the rainy season should be in full swing, but it did not rain much in 2018. We do not know whether these phenomena will continue even after 2019. In any case in Tokyo, the climate is unstable in June. Please do bring an umbrella, as it will be fine when it rains. Occasionally the temperature may exceed 30 degrees in June. So, please think about how to measure the heat. Below is the weather data of June released by the Japan Weather Association. Since 2018 was a weather that was quite different from usual, I will also introduce weather data for 2017. Numerals in parentheses are meteorological data of 2017. You may as well refer to 2017 weather data.   Tokyo weather in early June  2018 (2017) Maximum temperature (Celsius) 32.0 (30.6) Minimum air temperature 16.9 (15.3) Total ...

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Tokyo Weather in May! Temperature and precipitation

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. Weather in Tokyo in May (overview) I think that you can spend very comfortably in Tokyo in early May and mid-May. The temperature is warm as the following weather data shows. 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 will be days when you feel hot and humid. In this way Japan will have rainy season in June, then full-fledged summer will come.   Tokyo weather in early May (2018) Maximum temperature (Celsius) 28.1 Minimum air temperature 10.0 Total precipitation 93.0 mm Fine weather ratio 38 %   Tokyo weather in the middle of May (2018) Maximum temperature (Celsius) 29.0 Minimum air temperature 9.0 Total precipitation 49.0 mm Fine weather ratio 61 %   Tokyo weather in late May (2018) Maximum temperature (Celsius) 27.6 Minimum air temperature 13.7 Total precipitation 23.5 mm Fine weather ratio 39 %   I appreciate you reading to ...

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