Wondering about the weather in Japan this week? Here, we'll share the weekly forecast for Japan, with a focus on Tokyo. Additionally, we'll provide insights into the weather patterns for the season. You'll also find valuable suggestions on packing essentials for your trip to Japan this month, along with a glimpse of the current events and activities taking place during this season.
Read on as we cover this week's Japan weather forecast and more!
(Forecast information displayed is as of 5 a.m. JST on May 29, 2023.)
What's the weather like in Tokyo this week?
Tokyo weather forecast for May 29-June 4
If you're planning a trip to Tokyo this week, it's going to be a bit of a mixed bag, so you'll want to pack accordingly.
Starting the week off, Monday is looking quite rainy, with temperatures hanging around the lower 20s°C. The rest of the week, from Tuesday through Sunday, we'll see clouds dominating the skies. Expect scattered showers on Tuesday, then from Friday through Sunday, so having a trusty umbrella with you won't hurt. Temperatures will be bouncing around a bit throughout the week, with lows dipping down to the mid-teens on Wednesday and Thursday, while highs will peek into the mid-20s, notably on Tuesday and Thursday.
So, if you're planning your wardrobe for the trip, think layers! Light, breathable clothing would be ideal for the days when temperatures spike, while a light jacket would come in handy for those cooler, rainier moments. And don't forget those rain boots or waterproof shoes to keep your feet dry during those scattered showers.
- Breathable clothes you can layer and a light jacket
- Short-sleeved shirts
- Jeans or warm slacks
- Comfortable sneakers or walking shoes are recommended
This week: Expect the start of rainy season
The beginning of June typically signifies the onset of Japan's rainy season. From bustling cities to the picturesque countryside, umbrellas and raincoats become essential companions. Lush foliage and blooming hydrangeas and other flowers bask in the nourishing downpours, revealing a verdant tapestry that captivates the senses - despite the cloudy days.
What's the weather like in Japan this week?
Japan weather forecast for May 29-June 4
Keep your eye on the sky this week, travelers! Typhoon number 2 is on the move. From May 31st to June 1st, high pressure advances over northern Japan, with a front expected to remain stationary over the southern seas of eastern Japan to western Japan. This front should move northwards around June 2nd to 3rd. As we move into June 3rd to 4th, anticipate low pressure advancing over northern Japan.
For those headed to Okinawa or Amami, the typhoon is expected to bring turbulent conditions with strong waves, so it would be wise to pack a waterproof jacket and sturdy shoes. Increasing wave activity from the typhoon is also predicted along the Pacific coast of western and eastern Japan. Be ready for extended periods of rain in Okinawa, Amami, and in western and eastern Japan due to the typhoon and front, meaning you'll want an umbrella and water-resistant clothing.
Meanwhile, northern Japan will have a taste of both sun and showers: predominantly clear skies from May 31st to June 1st, with cloudy weather and occasional rain from June 2nd to 4th. Bring along layers to cater to the weather shifts. As for eastern, western Japan, and Okinawa and Amami, cloudy weather with scattered rain is expected from May 31st to June 4th, but don't be surprised if the sun peeks through May 31st to June 1st in eastern and western Japan. Packing light and versatile clothing would be a smart move for these areas.
Northern Japan (Sapporo)
Packing for Sapporo? Here's what weather you can expect! The sky will be pretty overcast from Monday to Sunday, but expect some sunny intervals on Wednesday and Thursday.
Now, about temperatures - they'll generally hover in the upper teens to lower 20s°C. It's going to be a mild week, with the warmest day on Friday reaching a high in the mid-20s°C. However, brace for a cooler turn on Tuesday with highs in the mid-teens.
If you're wondering what to pack, light, casual wear would suit the mild weather. But it wouldn't hurt to bring a sweater or light jacket for cooler days and evenings. As scattered showers are anticipated on Saturday and Sunday, don't forget to pack some rain gear like a light raincoat or an umbrella.
Northeastern Japan (Sendai)
In Sendai, we're starting the week off with a rainy Monday that'll turn cloudy later, with temperatures reaching into the lower 20s°C. From Tuesday to Thursday, the clouds are sticking around, but you can expect some breaks in the cover with partly cloudy skies on Wednesday and Thursday. As we roll into the weekend, you'll notice a shift as scattered showers are predicted for Friday through Sunday.
Temperature-wise, it's going to be pretty consistent, staying mostly in the lower to mid-20s°C throughout the week.
Central Japan (Osaka)
Let's see what you can expect in terms of weather in Osaka this week.
Monday starts with showers throughout the day, and Tuesday will bring some rain that'll taper off into cloudiness later—so, starting the week a bit damp. Then, it's a run of cloudy days from Wednesday all the way through Sunday, but keep an eye out for scattered showers that might pop in on Friday and Saturday.
Temperature-wise, things will be pretty warm, with highs mainly in the mid-20s°C throughout the week. There'll be a slight dip on Wednesday when the high drops to around 20°C, but it'll bounce back up afterward.
Packing for this kind of weather means planning for both warmth and rain. Comfortable, breathable clothing is a must, given the warmer temperatures. But with the forecasted showers, be sure to include a light rain jacket or an umbrella in your pack.
This week Fukuoka is expected to see lots of clouds. Rain is expected to start on Monday, continuing into Tuesday. Then from Wednesday through Saturday, expect scattered showers, and don't be surprised if you encounter a bit of drizzle during your outings.
Fukuoka will be experiencing a warm week, with the temperatures generally hovering in the mid-20s°C. Monday, though, will start off hotter, with highs reaching into the 30s°C, before dipping to the lower 20s on Wednesday.
When it comes to packing, think about clothing that'll keep you cool in the warm weather but will also stand up to some rain. Lightweight, breathable clothes are a great place to start, but don't forget a lightweight waterproof jacket or an umbrella for those frequent showers.
Naha is set for a week, with the clouds playing a significant role. Starting the week, we've got occasional showers on Monday and Tuesday, with a mostly to partly cloudy rest of the week. Temperatures are keeping consistent in the upper 20s°C. Despite the cloudiness, it's quite warm out, so breathable clothing should be your go-to. An umbrella or a rain jacket would be wise to pack for those scattered showers early in the week.
Recommended tours this week
Source for forecast and images: Japan Meteorological Agency website, www.jma.go.jp
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