Did you know?: Rainy season in Japan

Did you know?: Rainy season in Japan

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Japan

The rainy season in Japan is cheerily referred to as “tsuyu,” or plum rain, as it coincides with the seasonal ripening of this luscious fruit. Constant gray skies and gloomy showers can only mean one thing. The rainy season starts to fall on Okinawa in late May followed by mainland Japan and Kyushu Island in early June. Cold northerly and warm southerly air masses collide to create 45 to 50 days of continuous dreary weather dropping anything from drizzle to torrential rain.



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