Visitors to Japan (including Muslim visitors as well, of course) need to get ready for a rainy season in the country. In most of the regions in the country, the rainy season starts in June and it lasts until the mid to end of July. Although it does not rain every day and different parts of the country are affected by the season differently, you may want to plan ahead as it may affect your travel plans and the places you would like to go.
Generally speaking, we will not advise you to visit Japan during the rainy season. However, one good thing about the rainy season in the country is that it almost always has no effect on train timings, etc. Most of the places of attraction remain open throughout the year.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the average starting and ending dates of the rainy season are as follows.
|Region||Star Date||End Date|
|Okinawa||May 8||June 23|
|Southern Kyushu||May 29||July 13|
|Shikoku||June 4||July 17|
|Kansai (including Kyo and Osaka/Kobe etc.)||June 6||July 19|
|Kanto (Tokyo and the surrounding areas)||June 8||July 20|
|Northern Tohoku||June 12||July 27|
On the other hand, the month of June does not get as many local and foreign visitors, you may find places of attraction less crowded. Some places are