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

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

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.

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

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2020/5/13

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

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2020/5/12

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

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2020/5/12

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 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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2020/5/13

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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2020/5/13

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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2020/5/13

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

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2020/5/13

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

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2020/5/13

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

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2020/5/13

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

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2020/5/13

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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2020/5/13

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

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2020/5/12

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 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.

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2020/5/13

Tokyo Weather in May! Temperature, rain, clothes

If you go to Tokyo in May the climate is likely to be very comfortable. It is a perfect climate for visiting sightseeing spots, so be sure to take advantage when possible. However, the weather will become a bit unstable in late May. On this page, I will discuss the weather of Tokyo in May based on the weather data released by the Japan Weather Association. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Tokyo. Use the slider to select the month you wish to know more about. Below are articles on the weather in Osaka and Hokkaido in May. If you plan to go to Hokkaido as well as Tokyo, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Tokyo. For spring clothes, please refer to the following article. Table of ContentsWeather in Tokyo in May (overview)Tokyo weather in early May (2018)Tokyo weather in the middle of May (2018)Tokyo weather in late May (2018) 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 and mid-May, the days in Tokyo are not too hot or too cold. When exercising, you may break a sweat. However, it is not as hot as the summer yet. You may be fine wearing short-sleeved shirts during the ...

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2020/5/13

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 trees turn to a wonderful fresh green. 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. Use the slider to select the month you wish to know more about. 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. Table of ContentsQ & A about Hokkaido in MayWeather in Hokkaido in May (overview)Hokkaido weather in early MayHokkaido weather in the middle of MayHokkaido weather in late May 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 winter snowy landscapes then January and February are the best months. If ...

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Weather in Osaka in May (overview)

Graph: Temperature change in Osaka in May

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 suits in Japan until the end of May. We often do not wear suit 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. In preparation for such a case, you should also prepare clothing other than short sleeves.

Rainy and cloudy days will increase in late May. Every year in Japan, there is a rainy season in the month of June. The transition period from spring to summer is getting closer. Therefore, if you come to Osaka in late May, you may experience rain.

Below is the meteorological data of Osaka for May 2018 released by the Japan Weather Association. Please refer as necessary.

 

Osaka weather in early May (2018)

Maximum temperature (Celsius)28.3
Minimum air temperature10.3
Total precipitation85.5 mm
Fine weather ratio46%
MAY 5, 2018: Two foreign tourists walking over the old historical bridge to entry the Osaka Castle, Osaka, Japan =Shutterstock

MAY 5, 2018: Two foreign tourists walking over the old historical bridge to entry the Osaka Castle, Osaka, Japan =Shutterstock

From around the 29th of April to roughly the 5th of May, "Golden Week" occurs in Japan, which features many holidays. So by the beginning of May, Osaka's major tourist destinations are quite crowded. Hotels are also expensive during this time.

At this time, many travelers are walking around wearing short sleeved shirts. However, mornings and evenings are cool. Buildings are now running cool air conditioning. I recommend a jacket or cardigan for these times.

In early May, sunrise time in Osaka is around 5:05 and sunset time is around 18:46.

 

Osaka weather in the middle of May (2018)

Maximum temperature (Celsius)28.8
Minimum air temperature9.7
Total precipitation102.5 mm
Fine weather ratio55%
May 13, 2018: Shinsaibashi shopping area in the rainy day, Osaka, Japan = Shutterstock

May 13, 2018: Shinsaibashi shopping area in the rainy day, Osaka, Japan = Shutterstock

For international travelers, I think mid-May is the best time to travel in Osaka. This is because Japanese people do not travel much during this time because there are no holidays. Tourist spots are shining with fresh green nature. The temperature is comfortable and it doesn't rain much. If it rains, it doesn't fall as hard as the picture shows above.

In mid-May, the sunrise time in Osaka is about 4:56 and the sunset time is about 18:54.

 

Osaka weather in late May (2018)

Maximum temperature (Celsius)29.8
Minimum air temperature15.7
Total precipitation42.5 mm
Fine weather ratio41%
May 23 2019 - Dotonbori is visited by many tourists from the country abroad, Osaka, Japan = Shutterstock

May 23 2019 - Dotonbori is visited by many tourists from the country abroad, Osaka, Japan = Shutterstock

In late May, the daytime maximum temperature in Osaka will increase to over 25 degrees Celsius. If you walk around tourist spots in the daytime then you may sweat. The rainy season is approaching but there are not many rainy days yet.

In late May, sunrise time in Osaka is around 4:49 and sunset time is around 19:01.

 

※ 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 May, the time of the 15th for the middle of May, and the time of the 25th for the end of May.

 

I appreciate you reading to the end.

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

>> 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.

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