Best things to do in the summer
Japan is a wonderful country to visit either solo or with friends and family. With warm temperatures and a great climate, it's the best time of year to explore some of Japan's most popular tourist attractions.
The temperatures and humidity are high during the summer, which means rain can be a possibility. However, even if it rains, its usually business as normal across the country. Stalls will only close if a monsoon hits.
June to August bring with it not only good weather but also festivals, here's a list of our top 5:
- PL Founder's Festival Fireworks Art
- Nagaoka Festival
- Ueno Summer Festival
- Nebuta Festival
- Hanagasa Festival
If travelling to Japan during this time, check to see what festivals are occurring so that you don't miss out.
How cold does it get in the summer?
The average low temperature of Japan in the summer months is 22°C. You will also experience an average of 15 – 20 days of rainfall during this time and generally high humidity.
What months are Japan's summer?
Japan's summer months are the same as the UK, from June to August.
What are the hottest months in Japan?
August is the hottest month with an average of 26°C. Though this weather is ideal, it doesn't come without its risks. July to October is Japan's typhoon season, meaning tropical storms, earthquakes, and in extreme circumstances, tsunamis can occur. The highest risk period of a typhoon storm is in August so be sure to pack a light raincoat or umbrella.
Throughout the hotter months, your chances of seeking Mt. Fuji are also slim. However, this does not mean Japan in summer is not a great time to visit. Before arriving, though it's a good idea to get travel insurance for Japan that covers natural disasters in case one occurs. See if this is covered with your travel insurance first.
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