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Japan in August
Written by Akshaya Manoharan on April 17, 2023 Share on

Japan in August

Japan tourism will on whole another level in august. The start of the extreme summer and the humid season in Japan is in August. Nothing but love and joy are present in the city. Throughout the entire year, Japan is a fantastic destination. After visiting Japan, you can only depart physically because your spirit stays behind. The nation represents both contemporary and historically-rooted modern love. Unlock the best of beauty and culture with meticulously curated Japan tour packages. The following are some important considerations if you’re thinking about visiting Japan in August. 

August Weather in Japan

In Japan, August is one of the hottest and muggiest months, especially in the cities. Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka all experience high levels of humidity and an average temperature of 31–33 degrees Celsius (88–91 degrees Fahrenheit). With an average high of 23 degrees Celsius (73 degrees Fahrenheit), Hokkaido, the northernmost island, experiences milder and more pleasant temperatures. Temperatures can get as high as 32 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit) in the subtropical island chain of Okinawa, which is in the south.

CityAverage High Temperature (Celsius)Average Low Temperature (Celsius)Weather Conditions
Tokyo3124Hot, humid, occasional rain
Kyoto3323Hot, humid, occasional rain
Osaka3224Hot, humid, occasional rain
Hokkaido2317Mild, pleasant, occasional rain
Okinawa3226Hot, humid, occasional thunderstorms

Japan’s August events and festivals

  1. Obon Festival: This is a Japanese Buddhist festival to honor the spirits of ancestors. It’s held throughout Japan in mid-August, with each region having their own unique customs and traditions. Many people return to their hometowns during Obon to visit their families and clean their ancestral graves.
  2. Awa Odori: This is a dance festival that takes place in Tokushima on the island of Shikoku from August 12th to 15th. It features traditional music and dance performances by locals dressed in colorful yukata (summer kimono). Visitors can also join in the dancing and enjoy the festive atmosphere.
  3. Nagasaki Kunchi Festival: This festival takes place in Nagasaki from August 7th to 9th and features colorful floats, music, and dance performances. The festival has a long history and combines traditional Japanese and Chinese influences.
  4. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony: This ceremony is held every year on August 6th in Hiroshima to commemorate the victims of the atomic bomb that was dropped on the city in 1945. It includes a moment of silence and the floating of paper lanterns on the Motoyasu River.
  5. Sumida River Fireworks Festival: This festival is held in Tokyo on the last Saturday of July or first Saturday of August, depending on the year. It features a spectacular fireworks display over the Sumida River and attracts over a million visitors each year.

Average Expenses in Japan in August 

ExpenseEstimated Cost (INR)
Round-trip flight₹60,000 – ₹1,10,000
Accommodation (hotel)₹7,000 – ₹22,000 per night
Food₹1,500 – ₹3,000 per day
Transportation₹1,000 – ₹2,000 per day
Activities/sightseeing₹2,000 – ₹5,000 per day

Japan in august can be a little bit sunny and humid. Make sure to hydrate yourself as often as possible. Carry caps and coolers to experience a hassle free trip to japan.

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