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Tsuyu, the Rainy Season

An Underrated Time to Visit Japan

Donny Kimball
9 min readMay 15, 2018

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A woman with a red umbrella waits at the iconic Shibuya Scramble intersection in Tokyo during the rainy season
This story was originally published on donnykimball.com and has been syndicated here on Medium.

Though the Japanese love to opine about their wonderful and distinct four seasons, the island nation technically experiences five. Known as tsuyu in Japanese, this unofficial season loosely translates to rainy season in English. Typically, tsuyu runs from early June through the middle of July. While…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/