Japan is “famous” for its incredibly wet, humid and frustrating monsoon season. People fight it with sweat towels, regular showers and cute umbrellas, boots, and raincoats. The rainy season in Okinawa starts on May 5th-15th and lasts til the last week of June.
The biggest question that most tourists like to know the answer to is “How often does it rain and for how long”? Well, it does rain most of the days, but only for a couple of hours. At the same time, you won’t get many sunny days, as the clouds will be hovering over the city for about 80% of the monsoon season.
Sitting Back Vs. Facing The Music
If you’re an experienced tourist and know your way around Japan’s weather patterns, you’ll be able to enjoy the city even during the rainy season in Okinawa. Will it be challenging for the regular visitor who just wants to leave all of his/her problems behind and just enjoy a nice trip to the Land of the rising sun? Yes, it will.
If you don’t want to do some careful planning and/or go shopping for the aforementioned towels and rainy clothes/gear, just pick a different month. On the other hand, if the humidity levels and constant downpours aren’t that scary for you, then by all means, go for it!
The Beauty Of The Rainy Season In Okinawa
The majestic mountain views and the fascinating flowers that grow only during the rainy season in Okinawa will make your stay that much more comfortable. And let’s not forget about the super-friendly service and the super-low prices on everything.
So, what’s it going to be? Are you willing to sacrifice the shiny streets and the mold-free food for a chance to save some money and admire the beautiful rainy scenery? Or maybe you hate the monsoon season and will gladly pay up for the comfort of the dry season?
Regardless, Okinawa is one hell of a city that’s always happy to welcome new guests!