The Four Seasons of Kamiyama
People who are planning to come to Kamiyama often wonder what clothes to bring and what kind of temperatures to expect. Here is a season-by-season breakdown of a typical year of weather in Kamiyama.
At the end of February, the delicate scent of plum blossoms tells us that spring has come to Kamiyama. Each day it gets warmer and warmer, and pilgrims with their walking sticks can be seen here and there. From the spring equinox until early April the cherry blossoms are at full bloom, and the warm weather draws lots of visitors out to Kamiyama to view the flowers. April and May are a lovely time of year. Koi nobori flags swim in the breeze, rice is planted, and tea is harvested at this time of year.
From early June, the rainy season comes to Kamiyama. It doesn’t necessarily rain every day, but it is a very humid time of year. The length of the season and volume of rain vary from year to year, but there is usually about a month of rainy weather. During this time, fireflies can be seen at dusk by the various valley streams. By mid-July, the rainy season is over and summer is upon us. It is from this time onward that typhoons start edging closer. The temperature
After mid-August, the temperature
By December, the sun goes down before 5pm, and the temperature starts to get colder. From January to early February is the coldest time of the year, and the 1000m+ mountains surrounding the Kamiyama basin are dusted with snow. The temperature
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