Friday, 24 May 2013

Summer in Japan

The last cold days have passed now and we are looking ahead to the upcoming summer. One may prefer this time of the year, since you can start wearing slight clothing or go to the beach. This may apply to the months of May or the beginning of June, but on the other hand you have to deal with another problem coming around the corner: The heavy rain season from June to July. Temperatures hover between 25 °C (77 °F) and 30 °C (86 °F). Once the rain stops falling, it gets atrociously hot and humid with temperatures around 37 °C (99 °F) and a humidity of nearly 80%. At the same time, from August to September, the typhoon season starts. You see, the summer can get quite tough, if you don’t prepare yourself.
Every Shop and Building in Fukuoka is air-conditioned, so if you hop from one store to the other to cool you down, you won’t suffer that much. Because this style of shifting is quite inefficient, you will have to find another solution. Especially in Tenjin, every shopping-centre is somehow connected. There is the Tenjin underground shopping street (Chikagai) will let you cross streets rather sunburn-free. You will get lost easily, but once you discovered some of the short cuts, you will be able to get along in a few minutes, without even stepping outside!
But usually, the most efficient way to cool down is to spend the rest of the day at the beach doing swimming or attending our refreshing Marine Sports activities.

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