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Written by Akshaya Manoharan on April 25, 2023 Share on

Japan in May

May marks the start of summer in Japan, with temperatures gradually getting warmer toward the end of the month.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. The following are some important considerations if you’re thinking about visiting Japan in May .

Weather in Japan in May 2023

May is a great time to visit Japan as the weather is generally comfortable, with mild temperatures and relatively low levels of rainfall. The average high temperature in Tokyo during May is around 24°C (75°F), while the average low temperature is around 15°C (59°F). Similarly, in Kyoto, the average high temperature is around 25°C (77°F) and the average low temperature is around 15°C (59°F).

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Weather in Japan in May 

Festivals and Events in Japan in May

  1. Sanja Matsuri – Held in Tokyo on the third weekend of May, this is one of the city’s most famous festivals. It features a parade of mikoshi (portable shrines) through the streets, as well as traditional music and dance performances.
  2. Aoi Matsuri – Held in Kyoto on May 15th, this festival is known for its elegant procession of people dressed in traditional costumes, who carry various offerings to the city’s shrines.
  3. Kanda Matsuri – Also held in Tokyo, this festival takes place on the weekend closest to May 15th. It features a parade of mikoshi, as well as a variety of other traditional Japanese cultural performances.
  4. Kurama no Hi Matsuri – Held in Kyoto on May 15th, this festival involves a procession of people carrying torches up to the top of Mount Kurama. It’s believed that the torches ward off evil spirits and bring good luck.
  5. Hakata Dontaku – Held in Fukuoka on May 3rd and 4th, this festival features a large parade with a variety of different floats and performances. It’s one of the largest festivals in the Kyushu region of Japan.

Average Expenses for a trip to Japan in May

Expense CategoryApproximate Cost per Day (INR)
Accommodation2,000 – 6,000
Food2,500 – 5,000
Transportation1,000 – 2,500
Activities/Sightseeing1,500 – 3,000
Total7,000 – 16,500
Average Expenses for a trip to Japan in May

Overall, a trip to Japan in May is great for those who want to enjoy the outdoors and experience Japanese culture and traditions.

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