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"Gozan okuribi" and lantern floating festival in Kyoto, Japan = Adobe Stock

"Gozan okuribi" and lantern floating festival in Kyoto, Japan = Adobe Stock

August in Japan! Attention to typhoons!

The climate of August in Japan, like July, is very hot. In addition to that, typhoons often attack. If you plan to travel in Japan in August, I recommend that you do not go on too much itinerary. On this page, I will introduce useful information when traveling Japan in August.

Information of Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido in August

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

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. ContentsWeather in Tokyo in August (overview)Tokyo in early August (2018) Tokyo in the middle of August (2018)Tokyo in late August (2018) 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 ...

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

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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. 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) 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 is beautiful if you go at night. It would be nice to make good use of the night time zone. Second, as much as possible, let's increase the time spent in the air conditioned building. For example, how about enjoying facilities such as Kaiyukan(aquarium) or Cupnoodles Museum (museum)? Thirdly, I recommend that you add relatively cool areas such as Hokkaido to your ...

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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

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Hokkaido Weather in August! Temperature and precipitation

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 . On this page, I will explain the weather of August in Hokkaido. Please refer when you plan your itinerary. ContentsWeather in Hokkaido in August (overview)Hokkaido weather in early August (2018)Hokkaido weather in the middle of August (2018)Hokkaido weather in late August (2018) Weather in Hokkaido in August (overview) Even in August, Hokkaido does not exceed 35 degrees like Tokyo or Kyoto. The highest temperature in the daytime stays in the first half of 30 degrees and the air is relatively dry, so it is easy to spend. If you are in the shade, you are rather cool. Hokkaido is cold in the morning and the night throughout the year, but in August it is rare that the temperature falls below 10 degrees even in the morning and evening. Even in such a meaning, it is easy to spend. Beautiful flowers are blooming in sightseeing spots. For these reasons, August is said to be the best season for traveling in Hokkaido. Every year, many tourists come to Hokkaido from home and abroad. However, recently, the impact of the typhoon is getting bigger in Hokkaido too. When typhoons usually come to Hokkaido, forces are weakened and often change to temperate low pressure. However, recently typhoons are coming to Hokkaido without ...

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Let's keep in mind that it may be hot and a typhoon may come

When traveling Japan in the it is necessary to be careful enough about the climate like the tropics. I summarized this point in an article about July. So, if you like, please also read the article.

The points summarized in the July article are the following two.

First of all, The maximum temperature during the day often exceeds 35 degrees, so to avoid heat stroke, it is important to drink water frequently. At the same time, since the air conditioner works well in the building's interior, I recommend that you bring a cardigan so that the body does not get cold.

Secondly, typhoon often attacks Japan. So, before you go to Japan, please be careful about the weather forecast. If a typhoon is arriving in Japan, we recommend that you change the itinerary as necessary.

I wrote above. In August, in addition to these, there is another thing to watch out for.

If you plan to travel in Japan in August, I recommend that you avoid mid-August as much as possible.

From August 13th to 15th, many people are absent from work in Japan. There is an annual event called "Obon". Japanese visit the graves of their ancestors this time. For this reason, there are quite a lot of people returning from big cities to their home town in the middle of August. People who absent from work for about a week at this time and are traveling to sightseeing spots are also very numerous.

Because of these circumstances, it is not uncommon for hotel rates to double or more than usual in mid-August. Reservation of popular hotels at this time is quite difficult. For this reason, traveling to Japan in the middle of August is not very good idea. If possible, I strongly recommend traveling at another time.

Highway and train getting crowded in mid August = AdobeStock

Highway and train getting crowded in mid August = AdobeStock


Let's book hotels and trains as soon as possible after deciding on a trip

As you can see, in August many Japanese get absent from work and participate in the Obon festival, so it will be tough for you to travel during this period. However, it is the truth that it is a chance to catch a glimpse of the original Japanese life, because many Japanese people are absent from work.

During the Bon Festival, many annual events are held throughout Japan. For example, in Kyoto City, "Gozan Okuribi" will be held to send the spirit of the ancestors to the other world as shown in the picture on the top of this page. If you go to Kyoto at this time, you can see the mysterious sight of Japan that you can not readily see.

Unidentified Maiko girl (or Geiko lady) on parade of hanagasa in Gion Matsuri (Festival) held on July 24 2014 in Kyoto = shutterstock
Photo Feature: Traditional Kyoto in Summer

Since Kyoto is a basin, it is hot in summer. Walking around Kyoto in summer is not highly recommended. However, Kyoto in July and August has a very attractive side. In July, the famous Gion Festival will be held over a month. On August 16, In the five mountains of Kyoto, ...

Thus, the travel in August has a very interesting aspect in a sense. In order to make your trip successful, you'd better try making a hotel reservation as soon as possible. If you go to Kyoto without booking a hotel, you will not have a place to stay and you will only get tired of getting caught up in crowds of crowds. Summer in Kyoto is hot.

I will recommend you to prepare as soon as possible to make a good trip.


I appreciate you reading to the end.



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