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Sea Surface Temperatures in Japan Soar

The monthly average temperature of sea surfaces around Japan reached a record high in August, with the Japan Meteorological Agency warning that could bring about more powerful typhoons.

Rainy Day Date Spots in Yokohama

Don't let bad weather rain all over date night! These Yokohama date spots will help keep the spark of romance alive even when it's wet outside.

Rainy Season: Things to Know When You Go

Sure, rainy season comes with the occasional soaked pair of shoes, and it can feel hard to work up the motivation to leave the house. But here are a few tips to help you make the best of it!

5 Japanese Activities to Do Indoors

Shake off the rainy season blues by taking up one or more of these 5 traditional Japanese activities!

Instagram-Worthy Rainy Day Spots in Japan

Believe it or not, there are some places in Japan that are even more beautiful when it rains! Once you see these photos, you'll surely want to visit them and see first-hand!

Southwestern Japan Rocked by Rains & Flooding

Heavy rain in Japan’s southwestern region of Kyushu has left at least 57 people dead in Kumamoto and Fukuoka prefectures. More rain is expected from Wednesday night.

Japanese Umbrella Etiquette

When rainy season comes to Japan, it's a good time to invest in a sturdy umbrella. But good manners when it comes to using umbrellas are appreciated year-round!

Shinjuku Station Turned Typhoon Ghost Town

Shinjuku Station is one of the busiest in the world. Taken by the Japanese photographer Umeda, these photos capture the station eerily empty as Tokyo residents prepared for Typhoon Trami.

Mother Nature Strikes Tokyo Skies

With a record-breaking warm weather trend, it was only a matter of time before Tokyo would get struck by a thunderstorm. But the number of thunderbolts reached up into the thousands!

Top Hydrangea Spots Around Tokyo

Need some colorful flowers in your life? Check out these hand-picked spots to find gorgeous hydrangeas in Shinjuku, Kamakura and other areas in and around Tokyo this rainy season!

5 Ways to Get in Shape in Japan Before Summer

The rainy season that precedes summer in Japan isn't a reason to skip a workout. In fact, it’s the best time to stay indoors and stay in shape.

Gifu's Colorful Hydrangea Road

The rainy season, known as 'tsuyu,' is well-known for its gloomy days and the beautiful hydrangea that brighten the misty days with their flashy pops of purple.

Hang This Doll to Pray for Clear Skies

While many believe the tradition of making 'teru teru bozu' dolls can be traced back to a bald-headed monk, history suggests it may have begun with a small girl.

Rainy Days are the Perfect Excuse for Pottery

A rainy day doesn’t mean you have to stay cooped up indoors. Pottery anyone?

10 Tidy Tips for Rainy Season

A month of near-constant rain and intense humidity can make cleaning a real chore. But these simple tips can help you keep you and your home clean and tidy during rainy season.

Toto's Toilet Museum Is Flush with History

This is no joke: the improbably elegant Toto Museum presents the innovative history of a device undeniably central to our lives.

8 Great Kinds of Theater in Japan

Japan has a vast array of theatrical traditions, both ancient and modern. From kabuki to Broadway musicals, there's always something great to see!

Rain Turns Tokyo Disneyland into Wonderland

Tokyo Disneyland proves dreary weather doesn't have to dampen your day, and that even in rain dreams can still come true!

10 Ways to Enjoy a Rainy Day in Japan

Don't let rainy weather dampen your day—there are still plenty of ways to have a good time!

5 Modern Tabletop Games to Play in Japan

Tabletop games have come a long way since classics like 'shogi' and 'go.' Come see our top picks for modern games available in Japan that are sure to entertain while the rain pours!

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