rainy season

10 Things to Do When Traveling in Japan During the Rainy Season

The beginning of June marks the start of the rainy season in Japan, and it usually lasts until the end of July. While most travelers tend to avoid making plans during this time of year, there are actually a lot of fun activities you can enjoy despite the gloomy weather. The gray skies and seemingly…

Do You Know These 7 Essential Japanese Vocabulary Items for Summer?

Summer in Japan begins in June and lasts all the way up to September, and depending on where you are in the country, it can either be a sticky and humid season or a pleasantly cool respite from the colder months. Hokkaido and Aomori prefectures, for example, enjoy bright sunshine and warm weather, whereas cities…

Enjoy the Beauty of Hydrangeas at This Temple in Kyoto With Some Matcha Desserts

With the rainy season in Japan comes the season of hydrangeas. Among the many places to see these beautiful flowers, Mimurotoji Temple (三室戸寺) in Uji (宇治), Kyoto (京都) is extremely famous. Let’s check it out! Hydrangeas in Japan jp.fotolia.com/ The types of hydrangeas that bloom in Japan during the rainy season are limited to this…

Enjoy the Beauty of Hydrangeas (Ajisai) at These 3 Spots in Japan!

“Tsuyu” or the rainy season is generally an avoided season for tourists in Japan. Tsuyu starts approximately in early June and lasts until the end of July. The fog and almost everyday rain hide the beauty of many popular attractions, making it difficult to enjoy the nature and navigate between multiple places. But thanks to…

3 Pesky and Creepy Insects of Japan’s Rainy Season!

Japan’s rainy season has begun, starting early to mid-June and ending about a month later. It’s a time to start sweating from the heat and humidity; a time to appreciate the beautiful hydrangea flowers that blossom in this season. Or, you can stay dry and hide inside to enjoy Makato Shinkai’s film, Garden of Words,…

Pick the Best Season for Visiting Japan

Without a doubt, the best times to visit Japan are the climatically stable seasons of spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Spring jp.fotolia.com/ Spring is the time when Japan’s famous cherry trees burst into bloom. Starting from Kyushu sometime in March, the sakura zensen (cherry tree blossom line) advances northward, usually passing…

Beautiful Japanese words related to rain

Rainy has already started in Japan. Do you like rain? Some of you don’t like rain because it makes you feel down. But Japanese have many beautiful words related to rain. Let’s learn these words to feel a little happier during rainy season! Japan is surrounded by beautiful nature and Japanese have a lot of…

7 joys of life during the Japanese rainy season

Right now, it is ‘Tsuyu’ or the Japanese rainy season, also called ‘baiyu’. It comes just in the end of spring in the beginning of June, providing a cool climate before the hot Japanese summer. The name ‘Tsuyu’ means plum rain and it might be because this is the season of plum fruit ripening. It…

3 things to look forward to in the rainy season

Rainy days are here again. In most parts of Japan, rainy days start around the beginning of June and last up to about six weeks. The amount of rainfall varies from day to day. Some days will have few showers and some days will have a really heavy downpour. One rainy day, when I was…
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