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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
5 Japanese Activities to Do Indoors
Shake off the rainy season blues by taking up one or more of these 5 traditional Japanese activities!
Rainy Days are the Perfect Excuse for Pottery
A rainy day doesn’t mean you have to stay cooped up indoors. Pottery anyone?
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.