Rainy Season in Japan (Tsuyu) Tokyo Reviews
Jun 18, 2003
In summer in Japan most parts are hit by rainy season know as "Tsuyu".
It is caused by the cold winds from the North meeting with the warm winds from the south which results in many weeks of bad weather.
Rainy season generally last from the start of June to middle / end of July.
It normally occurs around one month earlier in Okinawa down south and up north in Hokkadio they rarely are affected.
It can range from huge constant downpours with wind to a slight misty rain.
I would recommend if you are travel anytime around end of May to the end of July to pack a rain coat. Umberallas can be akward and if it's windy I definetly do not recommend even trying to go out with one.
You can also purchase rain coats and umberellas in very cheaply at the 100 yen stores.
Try to avoid rainy season in Japan its not a pleasant time and can be unpredictable weather.
Part of the My experience of 6 years of Living and Teaching in Japan travel blog
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