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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

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Tokyo Weather in August! Temperature, rain, clothes

In Tokyo, it is very hot in August. Unlike Hokkaido, the humidity is very high in Tokyo. So, if you travel Tokyo in August, bring airy clothes. As the air conditioners are listening in the building, you also need a jacket. In August, typhoons may hit Tokyo. So be careful with the latest forecast. On this page, I will introduce Tokyo's in August. I also posted a lot of photos taken during this time, please refer to. Below are articles about the monthly in Tokyo. Slide it and check the you want to know. Below are articles on the in Osaka and Hokkaido in August. If you plan to go to Hokkaido besides Tokyo, please note that the in Hokkaido is quite different from Tokyo. For summer clothes, please refer to the following article. Table of Contents1 in Tokyo in August (overview)2 Tokyo in early August (2018)3  Tokyo in the middle of August (2018)4 Tokyo in late August (2018) in Tokyo in August (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Tokyo 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 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 ...

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

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

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. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in August. 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 August (overview)2 Osaka weather in early August (2018)3 Osaka weather in the middle of August (2018)4 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, please ...

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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

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Hokkaido Weather in August! Temperature, rain, clothes

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. Although Hokkaido is basically comfortable in August, please be aware of the latest weather forecast. On this page, I will explain the Hokkaido weather in August. In order to make it easy to imagine the weather in August, I will include photos taken in August below. Please refer when you plan your itinerary. 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 August. Tokyo and Osaka have different weather conditions from Hokkaido, so please be careful. Table of Contents1 Q & A about Hokkaido in August2 Weather in Hokkaido in August (overview)3 Hokkaido weather in early August4 Hokkaido weather in the middle of August5 Hokkaido weather in late August Q & A about Hokkaido in August Does snow fall in August in Hokkaido? There is no snow in Hokkaido in August. Are flowers blooming in Hokkaido in August? In Hokkaido, various flowers bloom in the flower fields and they become very colorful. Lavender blooms until the beginning of August. How cold is Hokkaido in August? Even in Hokkaido, it is hot in the daytime in August. But the morning and evening are relatively cool. What kind of clothes ...

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

When traveling Japan in the summer 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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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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