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

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

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 with 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. Select from the slider for the month you want more details for.

The Glico Man billboard and other light displays at Dontonbori, Namba Osaka area, Osaka, Japan. Namba is well known as an entertainment area in Osaka = Shutterstock

January

2020/5/30

Osaka Weather in January! Temperature, rain, clothes

If you are going to stay in Osaka in January, you will be wondering what the weather is like at that time. On this page, I will give you some ideas about the weather. Osaka, like other Japanese cities, will have the coldest season of the year from late January to early February. For this reason, there are not many tourists except for the New Year season in early January. There is almost no snow in Osaka. Days are likely to be sunny so if you are strong in the cold, you will be able to travel very comfortably. Osaka has lots of hot and delicious food, so please enjoy those too! Below are articles about the monthly weather in Osaka. Follow the links below for weather in Osaka. Below are articles about the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in January. If you plan to go to Hokkaido as well as Osaka, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Osaka. Table of ContentsWeather in Osaka in January (overview)Osaka weather in early January (2018)Osaka weather in the middle of January (2018)Osaka weather in late January (2018) Weather in Osaka in January (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Osaka in January ※ 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 coldest in January and February every year like other Japanese cities. Osaka has almost the same climate as Tokyo. However, in January, Osaka ...

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios Japan. Universal Studios Japan is a theme park in Osaka, Japan = Shutterstock

February

2020/5/30

Osaka Weather in February! Temperature, rain, clothes

If you are traveling in Osaka during February it will be pretty cold. There is almost no snow, but walking outdoors will make your body very cold. Please do not forget to put winter clothes in your suitcase, such as coats. On this page, I will explain Osaka weather in February. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Osaka. Select the month you’d like to know more about. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in February. If you plan to go to Hokkaido as well as Tokyo, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Tokyo. Table of ContentsWeather in Osaka in February (overview)Osaka weather in early February (2018)Osaka weather in the middle of February (2018)Osaka weather in late February (2018) Weather in Osaka in February (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Osaka in February ※ 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) When it is cold, disposable body warmers are very useful = Adobe Stock In Osaka, it is the coldest time of the year from late January to early February. Sometimes it snows, however there is almost no snow accumulation. There are many sunny days in February but the wind is very cold. If you are not good at being in cold weather, it would be nice to have mufflers and gloves. If you go around temples and shrines then you will stay outdoors for a long period of ...

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

March

2020/5/30

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 with 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. Select from the slider for the month you want more details for. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in March. If you plan to go to Hokkaido as well as Osaka, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Osaka. Table of ContentsWeather in Osaka in March (overview)Osaka weather in early March (2018)Osaka weather in the middle of March (2018)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 with possible strong winds. In early March, there are very cold days like winter. However, it will gradually become warmer in the middle of March. In late March, the warm spring-like days will increase. By this time ...

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

April

2020/5/30

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 experiencing peak tourist season from April. If you plan on staying in Osaka in April, what kind of clothes should you prepare? On this page, I will discuss the weather of Osaka in April to give you an idea. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Osaka. Use the slider to select the month you wish to know more about. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in April. If you plan to go to Hokkaido as well as Osaka, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Osaka. Table of ContentsWeather in Osaka in April (overview)Osaka weather in early April (2018)Osaka weather in the middle of April (2018)Osaka weather in late April (2018) 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, days that exceed 20 degree high temperatures are abundant. The weather is generally good so you can go around sightseeing spots comfortably. It is warm, so you probably won’t need jumpers and such during the day. However, in the evening the temperature will ...

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

May

2020/6/14

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 discuss the weather, the amount of precipitation and the best clothes for the month of May. Osaka is very comfortable in May as well as other major cities on Honshu such as Tokyo. You can surely expect to enjoy your trip. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Osaka. Use the slider to select the month you wish to know more about. Below are articles about the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in May. If you plan to go to Hokkaido as well as Osaka, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Osaka. Table of ContentsWeather in Osaka in May (overview)Osaka weather in early May (2018)Osaka weather in the middle of May (2018)Osaka weather in late May (2018) 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 their beautiful lush green color. People often stroll through large parks such as Osaka Castle Park. Generally, you will not need warmer clothing such as cardigans on a sunny day. However, if you get cold easily it is a good idea to bring one just in case. In business, we wear ...

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

June

2020/6/17

Osaka Weather in June! Temperature, rain, clothes

If you come to 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 discuss Osaka weather in June. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Osaka. Use the slider to select the month you’d like to know more about. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in June. If you plan to go to Hokkaido as well as Osaka, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Osaka. Table of ContentsWeather in Osaka in June (overview)Osaka weather in early June (2018)Osaka weather in the middle of June (2018)Osaka weather in late June (2018) 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 the days are hot and humid. There are times when it gets cold, so if you get cold easily, please bring a cardigan or similar clothing. Previously, the rains were not so heavy in June. However, Recently, the amount of rainfall has risen due to meteorological changes caused by global warming. For this reason, please get the latest weather forecast from a source that updates regularly like TV ...

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

July

2020/6/17

Osaka Weather in July! Temperature and Precipitation

If you go to Osaka in July, please be prepared for hot weather. Osaka, like other major Honshu cities, is very hot in July and August. Please be careful as there are many people who have a heat stroke every year. On this page, I will discuss the weather in Osaka in July. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Osaka. Use the slider to select the month you wish to know more about. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in July. If you plan to go to Hokkaido as well as Osaka, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Osaka. Table of ContentsWeather in Osaka in July (overview)Osaka weather in early July (2018)Osaka weather in the middle of July (2018)Osaka weather in late July (2018) 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 in Osaka is roughly the same as Tokyo. But in summer it is somewhat hotter and more humid than Tokyo. In early July, the rainy season is still in effect. The rainy season ends roughly around the 20th of July. At the latest, Osaka will enter the summer at that time. In summer, the maximum temperature in Osaka exceeds 35 degrees and it is also damp. For these reasons it is dangerous to walk outdoors for a long time. There ...

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

August

2020/5/30

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. Use the slider to select the month you wish to know more about. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in August. If you plan to go to Hokkaido as well as Osaka, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Osaka. Table of ContentsWeather in Osaka in August (overview)Osaka weather in early August (2018)Osaka weather in the middle of August (2018)Osaka weather in late August (2018) 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, ...

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Takoyaki (a ball-shaped Japanese snack) shop always has a long customer queue = Shutterstock

September

2020/5/30

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. Use the slider to select the month you wish to know more about. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in September. If you plan to go to Hokkaido as well as Osaka, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Osaka. Table of ContentsWeather in Osaka in September (overview)Osaka weather in early September (2018)Osaka weather in the middle of September (2018)Osaka weather in late September (2018) Weather in Osaka in September (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Osaka in September ※ 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 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 ...

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Dotonbori entertainment district. Dotonbori is one of the principal tourist destinations in Osaka Japan = Shutterstock

October

2020/5/30

Osaka Weather in October! Temperature and precipitation

From October to November, In Japan, the wonderful autumn season continues. It will be relatively cool in Osaka in October, and nice weather continues.. In October, it can be said that it is a comfortable time to travel in Osaka. However, please be aware of the latest weather forecast as there is a typhoon coming in early October. On this page, I will explain the weather in Osaka in October. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Osaka. Use the slider to select the month you wish to know more about. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in October. If you plan to go to Hokkaido as well as Osaka, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Osaka. Table of ContentsWeather in Osaka in October (overview)Osaka weather in early October (2017)Osaka weather in the middle of October (2017)Osaka weather in late October (2017) Weather in Osaka in October (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Osaka in October ※ 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 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, ...

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Colorful trees lining up along the boardwalk in osaka castle park osaka japan = Shutterstock

November

2020/5/31

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. In Osaka, autumn leaves reach their peak from mid-November to early December. On this page, I will explain about the weather in November of Osaka. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Osaka. Use the slider to select the month you wish to know more about. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in November. If you plan to go to Hokkaido as well as Osaka, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Osaka. Table of ContentsWeather in Osaka in November (overview)Osaka weather in early November (2017)Osaka weather in the middle of November (2017)Osaka weather in late November (2017) Weather in Osaka in November (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Osaka in November ※ 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 November, the temperature in Osaka is less than 20 degrees Celsius 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 10-15 degrees. It is quite cold, so I recommend you to bring ...

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Universal Studios Japan (USJ). According to 2014 Theme Index Global Attraction Attendance Report, USJ is ranked fifth among the top 25 amusement parks worldwide = Shutterstock

December

2020/5/30

Osaka Weather in December! Temperature, rain, clothes

In December, full-fledged winter will come to Osaka. The leaves of the trees on the street fall and they become bare. Instead, Christmas illuminations are given to the trees and they start to shine beautifully at night. If you are staying in Osaka this time, please bring your coat because it is cold. On this page, I will explain the weather in Osaka in December. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Osaka. Use the slider to select the month you wish to know more about. Below are articles about the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in December. If you plan to go to Hokkaido and also Osaka, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Osaka. Table of ContentsWeather in Osaka in December (overview)Osaka weather in early December (2017)Osaka weather in the middle of December (2017)Osaka weather in late December (2017) Weather in Osaka in December (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Osaka in December ※ 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 in December is similar to that of Tokyo. The rainy days are very few. It is either a beautiful blue sky or a cold-looking cloudy sky. In December, the temperature is less than 15 degrees Celsius at the warmest time of day. In the morning and evening, it may fall to below freezing. It's a bit warmer than January or February, but if you are not good ...

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Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in March. If you plan to go to Hokkaido as well as Osaka, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Osaka.

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

March

2020/5/30

Tokyo Weather in March! Temperature, rain, clothes

In Tokyo, the weather 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 weather in Tokyo during the month of March based on weather data released by the Japan Weather Association. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Tokyo. Select the month you want to know more about from the slider. Below are articles about the weather in Osaka and Hokkaido in March. If you plan to go to Hokkaido as well as Osaka, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Tokyo. Table of ContentsWeather in Tokyo in March (overview)Tokyo weather in early March (2018) Tokyo weather in the middle of March (2018)Tokyo weather in late March (2018) Weather 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 flows up from the South. For this reason, the wind is generally strong in March. There are many cloudy days and it rains a lot. The maximum temperature sometimes exceeds 20 degrees. However, it is not yet completely spring. The following day can sometimes drop by about 10 degrees and you could be trembling with cold. Through a cycle of warm and cold weather it will gradually become spring in this way. In ...

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

March

2020/5/30

Hokkaido Weather in March! Temperature, rain, clothes

The Japanese archipelago enters a transition period from winter to spring every March. The weather is unstable and the wind is strong at this time of year. Even in Hokkaido, the temperature will gradually rise and you will feel that spring is approaching. However, in Hokkaido you must not neglect cold weather countermeasures. Even in March, snow falls often in Hokkaido. By late March, there will be more rain than snow. However, at ski resorts such as Niseko, you can continue to enjoy a world of snow. On this page, I will discuss Hokkaido weather in March. This article contains many pictures that will help you imagine March weather in Hokkaido, so please refer to them. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Hokkaido. Use the slider to select the month you wish to know more about. 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 ContentsQ & A about Hokkaido in MarchWeather in Hokkaido in March (overview)Hokkaido weather in early MarchHokkaido weather in the middle of MarchHokkaido 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 gradually approaching. You can enjoy winter sports in Niseko, etc., but with more warm days during this time in urban areas the snow will begin to melt. How cold is Hokkaido in March? Hokkaido in March is still in the ...

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Weather in Osaka in March (overview)

Graph: Temperature change in Osaka in March

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 with possible strong winds.

In early March, there are very cold days like winter. However, it will gradually become warmer in the middle of March. In late March, the warm spring-like days will increase.

By this time Japanese people will be looking forward to the day when cherry blossoms will bloom.
However, cherry blossoms blooming in Osaka are a bit slower than Tokyo. This is because Osaka is slightly colder than Tokyo in winter.

In Osaka, the cherry blossoms usually bloom around March 28th every year. It is from 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 for your trip.

 

Osaka weather in early March (2018)

Maximum temperature (Celsius) 21.0
Minimum air temperature 3.2
Total precipitation 60.0 mm
Fine weather ratio 47%
March 3 2019: Osaka castle Park and tourist, Osaka, Japan = Shutterstock

March 3 2019: Osaka castle Park and tourist, Osaka, Japan = Shutterstock

In early March, the minimum temperature is slightly higher in the morning and evening as compared to February. There are also warm times during the day. So people who aren’t wearing winter coats will rise in number around the city.

The weather may be unstable and cold with more frequent rainy days.

In early March, sunrise time in Osaka is about 6:23 and sunset time is about 17:57.

 

Osaka weather in the middle of March (2018)

Maximum temperature (Celsius) 21.6
Minimum air temperature 1.7
Total precipitation 37.0 mm
Fine weather ratio 58%
March 12, 2018 : People walking in the Dotonburi, Osaka. Dotonburi is one of the principal tourist destinations in Osaka, Japan = Shutterstock

March 12, 2018 : People walking in the Dotonburi, Osaka. Dotonburi is one of the principal tourist destinations in Osaka, Japan = Shutterstock

In the middle of March, warm days will increase as if it were spring. But at the same time, a cold day comes as if it had returned to winter.

During this time, even people living in Japan may wonder what kind of clothes to wear. In any case, please prepare winter clothes such as jumpers.

In mid-March, sunrise time in Osaka is around 6:10 and sunset time is around 18:05.

 

Osaka weather in late March (2018)

Maximum temperature (Celsius) 23.7
Minimum air temperature 3.8
Total precipitation 40.0%
Fine weather ratio 74%
March 28, 2018: Osaka Castle in Osaka, Japan = Shutterstock

March 28, 2018: Osaka Castle in Osaka, Japan = Shutterstock

By late March, the warm days will increase even more. The weather is still unstable and rainy days are common.

By the end of March, the cherry blossoms finally begin to bloom. Looking at the cherry blossoms, people realize that spring has come.

During this time, it is still cold in the morning and evening, so please continue to wear winter clothes such as jumpers.

In late March, the sunrise time in Osaka is about 5:56 and the sunset time is about 18:13.

 

※ Sunrise and sunset times are based on the 2019 data released by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. I posted the time of the 5th for the beginning of March, the time of the 15th for the middle of March, and the time of the 25th for the end of March.

 

I appreciate you reading to the end.

For Osaka, please refer to the following articles if you like.

>> Winter Wear in Japan! What should you wear?

>> Spring Wear in Japan! What should you wear?

>> Osaka! 17 Best Tourist Attractions: Dotonbori, Umeda, USJ etc.

>> Kansai Airport (KIX)! How to get to Osaka, Kyoto / Explore Terminals 1, 2

 

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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.

2018-06-12

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