rainy season

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…

Shine Shine Monk! Teru Teru Bozu!

THE BIG DAY All of you may have a special day that you are really waiting for. You may wait impatiently for your birthday, or for the day to celebrate your first meeting with your boyfriend/ girlfriend, or a big event that happened before in your life, etc. Just before the BIG DAY, if you…

What are the best ways to enjoy the rainy days?

You have water-proofed yourself with a fancy umbrella, some nice Wellingtons and maybe even a raincoat and now you want to fight laziness and get out to enjoy the day. Here are some tips on where to go an what to do when it is the rainy season or just another rainy day of the…

How should you get prepared for rainy season?

You can actually benefit from a lot of advantages during the rainy season. Do not get tied up in limiting yourself just because it is going to rain. Since especially Japanese avoid going out or spending time outside during rainy days, you can, after you prepared yourself well, adjust to the weather and enjoy for…

Tsuyu: The Rainy Season In Japan

For those, who do not have a rainy season in their home country, hearing of a rainy season might sound a bit depressing and something you would rather prefer to skip, if possible. After all, rain is usually associated with a negative image. However, the rainy season in Japan has it’s positive sides, too! jp.fotolia.com/…