Japanese Winter

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Japanese Winter

Postby Wesley1982 » Mon May 28, 2012 1:45 am

Can anybody tell me what the winter season is like in Japan? thanks.
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Re: Japanese Winter

Postby Indrajala » Mon May 28, 2012 5:34 am

It depends on the region. On the west coast it is "snow country" because when it snows, it snows heavy (up past the roof of your house for example).

In Tokyo it might snow once during the winter, but melts soon thereafter.

It is generally dry and doesn't rain much during the winter in Japan. There can still be moisture in the air and so even at 10'c, it feels chilly.

I rather enjoyed the weather in Tokyo when I was living there (three years).
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Re: Japanese Winter

Postby Dodatsu » Mon May 28, 2012 10:44 am

Depends on which part of Japan you are intending to go to. It gets cold and snowy on the North (Hokuriku: Fukui, Toyama, Ishikawa, Niigata prefectures) and North-east (Tohoku) to Hokkaido, but the bigger cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka which are located on the southern and western side of Honshu are quite OK. I've been living in Kyoto for 10 years, Kyoto where most of the bigger Buddhist organizations and universities are has a reputation of being cold during winter but it does not snow much, maybe 1 to 3x a year.
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Re: Japanese Winter

Postby Wesley1982 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:16 pm

In the state of Texas; - I prefer the winter season.

However, in a cold climate region the people there probably look forward to summer season.
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