The Rainy Season Ends at Last

Good things come to those who wait (and wait and wait and wait…).

Yes, at long last, the marathon rainy season of 2020 has come to a close. After close to two months of often heavy rain, Kamikochi is once again showing signs of summer warmth.

Today, a morning temperature of 16 degrees Celsius and midday temperatures in the mid-20s marked a significant change from last week when temperatures didn’t even crack the 20 degree mark. Even so, the long damp rainy season appears to have influenced conditions even on warmer days. We can probably expect a cooler mid-August than we’ve experienced for decades.

It still feels cold overnight and in the early morning, so packing light gloves, jackets, long sleeve shirts etc. will help you stay comfortable. Also, please bear in mind that UV levels are very high in and around Kamikochi, even on cloudy days. We suggest applying sunscreen of at least 50 spf.

Again, we’d like to thank the fine folks at Five Sense for providing the info and images that we use in our blogs. They also shared this excellent video which offers a closeup view of some of Kamikochi’s charm points.

That’s all for this installement of the blog. We’ll be back soon with more updates on the summer season in Kamikochi.

Source of Information:

Nature Guide: Five Sense, Kamikochi blog: