Tokyo has generally been enjoying mild temperatures and sunny weather recently. Looking at the week ahead, expect comfortable temperatures, partly cloudy skies - and wonderful cherry blossom weather! Read on as we cover this week's forecast and more.
What's the weather like in Tokyo? Forecast for March 25-31: Warmer weather ahead
Warmer weather is expected for much of the week, with Tokyo seeing highs close to 20°C (68°F) Wednesday. Cooler temperatures are expected from Friday onward, however showers are not forecast. Expect evening temperatures to remain somewhat brisk.
What to pack for Tokyo?
・It's cooler - packing for early spring weather is advised.
・Bringing a coat and sweater is recommended; you will want thermals and warmer wear in layers particularly if you'll be traveling into the higher elevations.
・Be sure to bring long-sleeved shirts and jeans, with warmer socks comfortable sneakers or shoes. A hat is recommended too.
Flowers beginning to bloom around Tokyo
Cherry blossoms are budding in many areas around Tokyo, with some trees opening. First blooms are anticipated this Friday, with peak around March 29. For details, see the "Cherry Blossom Forecast" below.
The act of viewing the blossoms is called hanami and is, without a doubt, the highlight of the spring calendar.
And with good reason, too, as there is nothing quite like being bathed in the blossoms on a clear spring day as you sip Japanese sake and enjoy delicious seasonal food with family and friends. Until you have done that, you really haven’t experienced the essence of Japan! Check our hanami picnic guide below.
What's the weather like in Japan? Weather Forecast for March 25-31
Looking at the weather forecast for the rest of Japan, most areas will be seeing reasonably clear weather, with scattered showers later in the week.
Hokkaido and the north country are expected to see partly cloudy skies, with flurries from Thursday and into the weekend. Daytime highs will be brisk, hovering around 4℃; evening temperatures dipping down to at or below freezing. If you will be heading to Hokkaido or to the Tohoku region, be sure to pack warm clothes fit for winter, including winter boots and a good cold-weather jacket.
Meanwhile, the greater Osaka and Kyoto area as well as Fukuoka and northern Kyushu are expected to see partly overcast skies throughout the week and generally pleasant weather, with showers likely on Thursday. Daytime highs will be warm, around 18°C with lows in the single digits. Dressing in layers for early spring is still advised.
As for Okinawa (Naha), showers are expected periodically this week, clearing up on Wednesday and over the weekend. Daytime temperatures will be comfortably in the low to mid 20s℃ for much of the week.
Special: Japan 2019 Hay Fever forecast
Spring in Japan brings a large amount of pollen with it, with cedar and cypress the more prominent sources. Although not everyone has seasonal allergies, if you do experience hay fever in your home country, you may wish to consider taking hay fever medication ahead of time to prepare.
Other recommended articles for spring 2019
See the links below for more on upcoming fun events and festivals!
Source for forecast and images: Japan Meteorological Agency website / http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/indexe.html
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.
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