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Colorful of Tulips field with dutch windmills at Huis Ten Bosch , Nagasaki Japan = Shutterstock

Colorful of Tulips field with dutch windmills at Huis Ten Bosch , Nagasaki Japan = Shutterstock

March in Japan! Enjoy both winter and spring!

In March, the temperature in Japan gradually warms up. A little warm day continues, we will feel that has come. However, the temperature often goes down again. It gets warmer, it gets cold ... .... While repeating this state, we will have little by little. So, if you travel in Japan in March, you may experience both cold Japan and somewhat warm Japan. In cold regions such as Hokkaido, you can still experience winter. If you want to see beautiful flower garden etc, I recommend that you travel in the southern region such as Kyushu. On this page, I will introduce recommended places and activities if you plan to travel to Japan in March.

Information of Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido in March

If you plan on going to Tokyo, Osaka or Hokkaido in March, please click the image of the slider below and go to see more information.

Outdoor panoramic scenic view of front enter Sensoji shrine crowded with queuing believers in Sensoji temple on March, Asakusa, Tokyo = Shutterstock

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Tokyo Weather in March! Temperature, rain, clothes

In Tokyo, the is unstable as March is a time to shift from winter to spring. If you plan to travel to Tokyo in March, please do not forget your umbrella. On this page, I will tell you about the in Tokyo in March based on data released by the Japan Association. Below are articles about the monthly in Tokyo. Slide it and check the you want to know. Below are articles about the in Osaka and Hokkaido in March. If you plan to go to Hokkaido besides Tokyo, please note that the in Hokkaido is quite different from Tokyo. Table of Contents1 in Tokyo in March (overview)2 Tokyo in early March (2018)3  Tokyo in the middle of March (2018)4 Tokyo in late March (2018) in Tokyo in March (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Tokyo in March ※ 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 March, warm air is brought from the South at a stretch. For this reason, the wind is generally strong in March. Cloudy days are continuing. It rains a lot. The maximum temperature sometimes exceeds 20 degrees. However, it is not yet completely spring. On the next day the temperature drops by about 10 degrees and trembling with cold sometimes. In this way, it will become a full-fledged spring gradually, repeating warming and cold . In March, the is ...

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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. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in March. If you plan to go to Hokkaido besides Osaka, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Osaka. Table of Contents1 Weather in Osaka in March (overview)2 Osaka weather in early March (2018)3 Osaka weather in the middle of March (2018)4 Osaka weather in late March (2018) Weather in Osaka in March (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Osaka in March ※ 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 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 ...

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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. Table of Contents1 Q & A about Hokkaido in March2 Weather in Hokkaido in March (overview)3 Hokkaido weather in early March4 Hokkaido weather in the middle of March5 Hokkaido weather in late March 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 ...

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You can still do winter sports in Japan

Even in March, the mountains in Hokkaido and Honshu are still in winter conditions. For this reason, ski resorts are still open in March. You can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, sledding and so on.

However, in some areas such as Niigata Prefecture, the temperature will gradually rise. The day the rain falls rather than the snow increases, and the condition of the skiing ground gradually worsens. If you want to experience authentic winter sports in Japan in March, it may be better to choose a ski resort in Hokkaido.

Shirakawago at the end of March (Gifu Prefecture). The snow which was piled up on the roof of a private house is already melted = shutterstock

Shirakawago at the end of March (Gifu Prefecture). The snow which was piled up on the roof of a private house is already melted = shutterstock

If you want to go to see the snow scene in the mountainous areas of Main Honshu such as Shirakawago, you'd better arrive in Japan by early March at the latest. In these areas, the snow gradually starts to melt in March. Snow will remain at the top of the mountain until about May, but in villages where people live, it will start to rain instead of snow from March.

If you plan to climb in Japan, please collect the information well before traveling. Snow gradually starts to melt even in snowy mountains in March. As a result, big avalanche often happens. Because it is very dangerous, please be really careful.

 

You can see beautiful flower gardens

Rape blossoms bloom beautifully along the "Isuimi Railroad" in Chiba Prefecture

Rape blossoms bloom beautifully along the "Isuimi Railroad" in Chiba Prefecture

In March, various spring flowers start to bloom in turn from Okinawa and Kyushu. If you want to see an impressive flower garden in March, I will recommend the tulip field of Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Kyushu. This theme park reproduces the scenery of the Netherlands in Japan. Speaking of Dutch flowers is tulip. The sight that the tulip blooms all over Huisten Bosch is very beautiful. The tulip festival is held from mid-February to mid-April every year at Huisten Bos. It is really late in March. If you want to travel Japan in the second half of March, why not add Huisten Bosch to your itinerary?

If you want to see beautiful flower gardens near Tokyo in March, I would recommend Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka prefecture or Chiba prefecture. In Shuzenji of Izu Peninsula, you will be able to see beautiful flowers such as peach and rhododendron.

Recently, the popularity is increasing along the "Isumi Railway" in Chiba Prefecture. Isumi Railway is a small railroad running north of Chiba Prefecture. At mid-March, a lot of rape blossoms will bloom along the railroad tracks. If you are staying in Tokyo, please go to Tokyo station from JR Limited Express "Wakashio" to Ohara station. From there you can ride a small train of Isumi Railway and enjoy rape blossoms from inside the car.

If you really want to see cherry blossoms, you'd better travel after late March. Cherry blossoms start to bloom gradually from Okinawa and Kyushu each late March. From the end of March to the beginning of April you can see the cherry blossoms in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto etc.

 

It rains well in March so prepare your umbrella

In Japan, rain often falls nationwide. There are also many windy days. Pressure arrangement around the Japanese archipelago changes from winter style to spring type. Because of this transition period, the weather is not stable in March. So when you come to Japan, please do not forget your umbrella.

Generally, the weather is unstable in the early spring of Japan. The cherry blossoms also bloom when the weather is unstable. For this reason, Japanese people talk that if warm days continue, "cherry blossoms may bloom soon". Meanwhile, if a cold day continues, "We may not be able to bloom cherry blossoms for the time being."

In this way we wait for the cherry blossoms to bloom in a state of restlessness. When the cherry blossoms bloom, this condition is over and everyone is delighted. If you can extend your trip at the end of March, please do postpone. And let's see the cherry blossoms together in Japan!

 

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About me

Bon KUROSAWA  I have long worked as a senior editor for Nihon Keizai Shimbun (NIKKEI) and currently work as an independent web writer. At NIKKEI, I was the editor-in-chief of the media on Japanese culture. Let me introduce a lot of fun and interesting things about Japan. Please refer to this article for more details.

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