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Aug 12, 2018

Seasons of Japan


Hello. I am Kosuke!

In the previous article, we studied about '-san' for saying someone's name politely.
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By the way, I heard this year's summer is so hot in Japan!
I didn't experience it because I am staying in the Philippines now.

If you live in Japan, I hope you are OK!


In this article, I would like to talk about seasons of Japan!




Japan has 4 seasons below!


EnglishHiraganaRomajiKanji
springはるha ru
summerなつna tsu
autumnあきa ki
winterふゆfu yu

If you still don't remember Hiragana, please check this:

If you don't know what Romaji is, please check this:

If you don't know what Kanji is, please check this:


In Japan, Spring is from March to May, summer is from June to August, autumn is from September to November, and winter is from December to February.

If you want to know what to call the months in Japanese, please check this:




In Japan, spring is from March to May.

I think the climate will be so comfortable for you.

It is not too hot, and not too cold.

Perhaps, you have heard the flower named 'さくら (sa ku ra)'.

'さくら' means 'cherry tree'.


If you go to Japan at the end of March, you will see many 'さくら' on Japanese streets!

So if you want to watch 'さくら', you should come to Japan during はる.


Also, spring is the season of meeting and parting in Japan.


Japanese school graduation is the end of March, and the beginning of the school year is April 1st.





In Japan, summer is from June to August.

Japanese summer is very hot for me!

But if your home country is in a hot area, maybe Japanese summer is not too bad for you.

If you go to Japan during なつ, you can join festivals called 'なつまつり (na tsu ma tsu ri)'.

'なつまつり' means 'summer festival'!


In summer, 'なつまつり' is held in many places.

You can search for 'なつまつり' held in places near your hotel.

If you go to Japanese 'なつまつり', you will see 'はなび (ha na bi)'.

'はなび' means 'fireworks'.


Also, if you are a guy who likes Japanese women, you can see Japanese women wearing 'ゆかた (yu ka ta)' during the summer festivals!

'ゆかた' is an informal cotton kimono for summer.


Actually, I don't like Japanese women so much. hehe
That's why I got married with my American wife!
(Please don't leak this information to Japanese women for my life!)





In Japan, autumn is from September to November.

As well as spring, autumn is a very comfortable season.

It is not too hot, and not too cold.

If you come to Japan during あき, you can see 'こうよう (ko u yo u)'.

'こうよう' means 'autumn color of leaves'.


Leaves on trees become red and yellow in Japan during あき.


You can see 'こうよう' anywhere in Japan.

However, 'Kyoto' is the most famous place for 'こうよう'.


The name of 'Kyoto' is similar to 'Tokyo'.

However, they are not near geographically.

Tokyo is a big city, and Kyoto is a traditional city.

If you want to go to a city, you should go to Tokyo.

If you want to see traditional Japanese buildings or temples, Kyoto is the best place.
(and if you go there during あき, you can see beautiful こうよう at the same time!)






In Japan, winter is from December to February.

Japanese winter is very cold to me. hehe

But if your home country is colder than Japan, maybe it is OK for you.


If you go to Japan during ふゆ, perhaps you can see 'ゆき (yu ki)'.

'ゆき' means 'snow'.


Also, if you want to experience Japanese Christmas or 'しょうがつ (syo u ga tsu)', you should go to Japan during ふゆ.

'しょうがつ' means 'New Year's Day'.


Generally, on Christmas Eve, we stay with our boyfriend or girlfriend.


What did I do last Christmas Eve in Japan?

Of course, I worked...!
(Japanese business men are like this...)




How was it?
Do you remember the 4 seasons in Japanese?

At this time, let's remember the words I used in this article!

EnglishHiraganaRomaji
springはるha ru
cherry treeさくらsa ku ra
summerなつna tsu
summer festivalなつまつりna tsu ma tsu ri
fireworksはなびha na bi
kimono for summerゆかたyu ka ta
autumnあきa ki
red leavesこうようko u yo u
snowゆきyu ki
New Year's Dayしょうがつsyo u ga tsu

Please come to Japan during your favorite season!

Also, if you still don't remember what to call the months in Japanese, please check this!:


In the next article, I will talk about Japanese basic grammar!
  です and ます >>


I hope this article helps you plan to come to Japan, and study Japanese!
Thank you for reading!

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