When Rainy Season Starts and Ends in Japan before Summer? Everything about Tsuyu.
Rainy seasons in Japan
Are you planning to visit Japan? When you spend some money on trip, you want to have a nice weather, right?
It is well known that Japan has 4 season Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Spring and Autumn are the prime seasons where every tourist destinations get full.
There are two rainy seasons in Japan. One is called "Tsuyu" between spring and summer and the other one called "Akisame" between summer and autumn.
Many sending and asking us about the rainy seasons in Japan so we explain here: when Rainy Season Starts and Ends in Japan before Summer? Everything about Tsuyu.
2019 rainy season end prediction
Are you planning Japan trip right now? Our prediction for this 2019 rainy season end for Tokyo area is sometime 24 July, 2019. (sorry, if we are wrong!!)
The rainy season in Japan ("Tsuyu") from May - July is part of rainy season in SE Asia area.
Normal duration is one month to 1.5 month. Kyushu area gets average 500mm which is 25% of the rain of a whole year. Kanto area incl. Tokyo gets 300mm i.e. 20 % of the whole year rain amount.
When not much rain falls in the rainy season or, the rainy season ends quite late, such a year often has too less or too much rain in the summer which causes natural disasters.
Rainy season Average time to start and end
The below is the average duration of rainy season before summer. If you come to Japan around this time of period, you are going to experience many rainy and cloudy days.
|Okinawa area||9 May||23 June|
|Kinki (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara)||7 June||21 July|
|Tokyo||8 June||21 July|
|Tohoku (Aomori etc.)||14 June||28 July|
Crazy weather these days in Japan
Crazy weather these days in Japan. The above is the average but we see the pattern changing drastically in the recent Japan (by the time of this article in 2019). 2018 saw the rainy season before summer was very short and the summer started one month before the average.
advantage coming to Japan during rainy season
Rainy season is not bad. The biggest advantage of visiting Japan during the rainy season is that you can enjoy less crowded and the cheaper flight/accommodation in Japan.
It is Not everyday cloudy and rainy. You sometimes see the sun shine. The summer in Japan is so hot and not bearable often. In the rainy season, the temperature is not too bad yet high humidity.