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Many blue and purple hydrangea macrophylla flowers blooming on the approach to a Japanese Temple. Photoed in the Meigetsu-in Temple, Kumakara, Japan = Adobe Stock

Many blue and purple hydrangea macrophylla flowers blooming on the approach to a Japanese Temple. Photoed in the Meigetsu-in Temple, Kumakara, Japan = Adobe Stock

Japanese weather in June! Rainy season except Hokkaido and Okinawa

In Japan, it rains a lot in June. June is the transition period from spring to summer. For that reason, I do not recommend June as a time for travelling. However, on rainy days, both temples and shrines are quiet and very calm. In June, hydrangeas will bloom at temples and shrines. If you go to such spots in June, you will surely calm your mind.

Hydrangeas beautifully blooming during the rainy season = Shutterstock 1
Photos: Hydrangeas -They become more beautiful on rainy days!

From June to the first half of July, the rainy season called "Tsuyu" continues in Japan, except in Hokkaido and Okinawa. There are many rainy days at this time, and honestly, it is not suitable for travel. But during this time, wonderful flowers welcome you. Those are the hydrangeas that I ...

Information of Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido in June

If you plan on going to Tokyo, Osaka or Hokkaido in June, please click an image on the slider below for more information.

People lining up for the bus during a rainy night at Shibuya station. The rainy season, locally known as tsuyu or baiyu, begins the from June until mid July in Japan = Shutterstock

June

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Tokyo Weather in June! Temperature, rain, clothes

There are many rainy days in Tokyo during the month of June. Humidity is high and the temperature rises steadily. Therefore, in June, you need to have some clothes that you can use when the weather I muggy. An umbrella is also a necessity during this rainy season. On this page, referencing the weather data released by the Japan Weather Association, I will introduce you to the weather in Tokyo for June. 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 concerning the weather in Osaka and Hokkaido in June. 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 and summer clothes, please refer to the following articles. Table of ContentsWeather in Tokyo in June (overview)Tokyo weather in early June  2018 (2017)Tokyo weather in the middle of June 2018 (2017)Tokyo weather in late June 2018 (2017) Weather in Tokyo in June (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Tokyo 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) In Tokyo, the rainy season usually starts in early to mid-June. The rainy season lasts for about a month. After that, from around July 20th, true summer will come to Tokyo. In late June, temperatures may exceed 30 degrees Celsius. At that time, short-sleeved summer clothes are preferable to ...

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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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Sapporo street car at the station on June 16, 2015. Sapporo street car is a tram network since 1909, located in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan = Shutterstock

June

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Hokkaido Weather in June! Temperature, rain, clothes

If you plan to travel in Japan during June, I recommend that you add Hokkaido to your itinerary. Japan is generally rainy and humid in June. However, there are not so many rainy days in Hokkaido. Unlike Tokyo and Osaka, you will enjoy a pleasant time in terms of weather. On this page, I will discuss the weather in Hokkaido during the month of June. 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 June. Tokyo and Osaka have different weather conditions from Hokkaido, so please be careful. Table of ContentsQ & A about Hokkaido in JuneWeather in Hokkaido in June (overview)Hokkaido weather in early JuneHokkaido weather in the middle of JuneHokkaido weather in late June Q & A about Hokkaido in June Does snow fall in June in Hokkaido? There is no snow in Hokkaido in June. Are flowers blooming in Hokkaido in June? In Furano and Biei in Hokkaido, lavender begins to bloom from late June. Poppy and lupine also bloom in this month. How cold is Hokkaido in June? The season changes from spring to summer in Hokkaido in June. Generally, it's not cold, but it can be cool in the morning and evening. What kind of clothes should we wear in June in Hokkaido? Spring clothes are recommended for a comfortable trip to Hokkaido in June. For spring clothes in Japan, please refer to the following article. ...

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I recommend visiting quiet temples and shrines.

JIzo with blue bib in Meigetsuin temple Kanagawa,Japan = shutterstock

JIzo with blue bib in Meigetsuin temple Kanagawa,Japan = shutterstock

I recommend Kamakura temples as tourist attractions in June. Kamakura is about an hour away by train from the city center of Tokyo.

Meigetsuin temple and Hasedera temple are especially recommended. A myriad of hydrangeas bloom in June every year at these temples. The top photo on this page was taken at Meigetsuin.

If you want to see hydrangeas at temples in Kyoto, I recommend that you go to Mimurotoji temple. Mimurotoji is famous for its beautiful hydrangea garden. The garden opens every year from the beginning of June until around the beginning of July. Below is a video featuring the garden of Mimurotoji.

Hydrangeas bloom in the main cities of Honshu from the middle of June to the beginning of July. However, in 2018 many hydrangeas bloomed from the beginning of June.

Cherry blossoms look beautiful on sunny days. On the other hand, hydrangeas flowers can look beautiful rain or shine. Perhaps hydrangeas look more beautiful on rainy days. Every year many tourists quietly appreciate these summer hydrangeas. Why don’t you see for yourself?

Hydrangea flowers become more beautiful when they are hit by rain = Shutterstock

Hydrangea flowers become more beautiful when they are hit by rain = Shutterstock

 

The mountains also unexpectedly have beautiful scenery

The mountains also unexpectedly have beautiful scenery = Shutterstock

The mountains also unexpectedly have beautiful scenery = Shutterstock

Hydrangeas bloom a lot in the mountains also. The Japanese people living in Tokyo often go to see hydrangeas in Hakone, and not only Kamakura.

The above video features the hydrangea flowers around the Hakone Tozan Railroad.

The Hakone Tozan Railway is famous for hydrangea blooming along the railroad tracks. There are approximately 10,000 plots of hydrangeas along the railway line.

In Hakone every year many flowers of hydrangea bloom from the end of June to the middle of July. Hakone is a little cooler than Kamakura, so flowers bloom a little later.

Every year when hydrangea bloom, trains dedicated to their viewing take place. For more information, please visit the official website below.

>> The official website of Hakone Tozan Railroad is here

 

I appreciate you reading to the end.

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