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Cost of Living and Price Reports from Tokyo, Japan. You can download the Excel list of items+prices I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.

Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

Hottest Temperature Record in Tokyo in December

Here is the hottest temperature record in Tokyo in December, from 1875 to 2016. Top 3 were recorded in the 21st century. Table: Hottest Temperature Record in Tokyo in December degrees C degrees F (yyyy/mm/dd) 1 24.8 76.6 (2004/12/5) 2 24.1…

Coldest Temperature Record in Tokyo in December

Here is the coldest temperature record in Tokyo in December, from 1875 to 2016. Table: Coldest Temperature Record in Tokyo in December degrees C degrees F (yyyy/mm/dd)dd) 1 -6.8 19.8 (1880/12/29) 2 -6.6 20.1 (1917/12/27) 3 -6.0 21.2 (1947/…

Hottest Temperature Record in Tokyo in January

Here is the hottest temperature record in Tokyo in January, from 1875 to 2016. Table: Hottest Temperature Record in Tokyo in January degrees C degrees F (yyyy/mm/dd)dd) 1 22.6 72.7 (1969/1/27) 2 22.6 72.7 (1882/1/31) 3 22.1 71.8 (1916/1/23…

Coldest Temperature Record in Tokyo in January

Here is the coldest temperature record in Tokyo in January, from 1875 to 2016. Table: Coldest Temperature Record in Tokyo in January degrees C degrees F (yyyy/mm/dd) 1 -9.2 15.4 (1876/1/13) 2 -9.1 15.6 (1885/1/14) 3 -8.6 16.5 (1927/1/24) 4…

Hottest Temperature Record in Tokyo in February

Here is the hottest temperature record in Tokyo in February, from 1875 to 2016. Table: Hottest Temperature Record in Tokyo in February degrees C degrees F (yyyy/mm/dd) 1 24.9 76.8 (1930/2/24) 2 24.5 76.1 (1962/2/11) 3 23.9 75.0 (2009/2/14)…

Coldest Temperature Record in Tokyo in February

Here is the coldest temperature record in Tokyo in February, from 1875 to 2016. Table: Coldest Temperature Record in Tokyo in February degrees C degrees F (yyyy/mm/dd) 1 -7.9 17.8 (1945/2/5) 2 -7.9 17.8 (1901/2/3) 3 -7.8 18.0 (1883/2/11) 4…

Hottest Temperature Record in Tokyo in March

Here is the hottest temperature record in Tokyo in March, from 1875 to 2016. Table: Hottest Temperature Record in Tokyo in March degrees C degrees F (yyyy/mm/dd) 1 25.3 77.5 (2013/3/10) 2 25.2 77.4 (1941/3/21) 3 25.1 77.2 (1997/3/30) 4 25.…

Coldest Temperature Record in Tokyo in March

Here is the coldest temperature record in Tokyo in March, from 1875 to 2016. Table: Coldest Temperature Record in Tokyo in March degrees C degrees F (yyyy/mm/dd) 1 -5.6 21.9 (1928/3/6) 2 -5.6 21.9 (1876/3/4) 3 -5.4 22.3 (1929/3/4) 4 -5.4 2…

Hottest Temperature Record in Tokyo in April

Here is the hottest temperature record in Tokyo in April, from 1875 to 2016. Table: Hottest Temperature Record in Tokyo in April degrees C degrees F (yyyy/mm/dd) 1 29.2 84.6 (1922/4/28) 2 28.9 84.0 (2004/4/22) 3 28.4 83.1 (1892/4/25) 4 28.…

Coldest Temperature Record in Tokyo in April

Here is the coldest temperature record in Tokyo in April, from 1875 to 2016. Table: Coldest Temperature Record in Tokyo in April degrees C degrees F (yyyy/mm/dd) 1 -3.1 26.4 (1883/4/1) 2 -2.2 28.0 (1877/4/1) 3 -2.1 28.2 (1876/4/5) 4 -1.7 2…

Hottest Temperature Record in Tokyo in May

Here is the hottest temperature record in Tokyo in May, from 1875 to 2016. Table: Hottest Temperature Record in Tokyo in May degrees C degrees F (yyyy/mm/dd) 1 32.2 90.0 (2015/5/31) 2 31.9 89.4 (1999/5/25) 3 31.7 89.1 (2004/5/30) 4 31.6 88…

Coldest Temperature Record in Tokyo in May

Here is the coldest temperature record in Tokyo in May, from 1875 to 2016. Table: Coldest Temperature Record in Tokyo in May degrees C degrees F (yyyy/mm/dd) 1 2.2 36.0 (1882/5/6) 2 2.4 36.3 (1902/5/13) 3 3.2 37.8 (1882/5/1) 4 3.5 38.3 (18…

Hottest Temperature Record in Tokyo in June

Here is the hottest temperature record in Tokyo in June, from 1875 to 2016. Table: Hottest Temperature Record in Tokyo in June degrees C degrees F (yyyy/mm/dd) 1 36.2 97.2 (2005/6/28) 2 35.7 96.3 (1963/6/26) 3 35.1 95.2 (2011/6/29) 4 34.7 …

Coldest Temperature Record in Tokyo in June

Here is the coldest temperature record in Tokyo in June, from 1875 to 2016. Table: Coldest Temperature Record in Tokyo in June degrees C degrees F (yyyy/mm/dd) 1 8.5 47.3 (1888/6/5) 2 8.7 47.7 (1878/6/2) 3 8.7 47.7 (1878/6/1) 4 9.5 49.1 (1…

Hottest Temperature Record in Tokyo in July

Here is the hottest temperature record in Tokyo in July, from 1875 to 2016. Table: Hottest Temperature Record in Tokyo in July degrees C degrees F (yyyy/mm/dd) 1 39.5 103.1 (2004/7/20) 2 38.1 100.6 (2004/7/21) 3 38.1 100.6 (2001/7/24) 4 37…

Coldest Temperature Record in Tokyo in July

Here is the coldest temperature record in Tokyo in July, from 1875 to 2016. Table: Coldest Temperature Record in Tokyo in July degrees C degrees F (yyyy/mm/dd) 1 13.0 55.4 (1890/7/9) 2 13.1 55.6 (1884/7/3) 3 13.7 56.7 (1890/7/10) 4 13.9 57…

Coldest Temperature Record in Tokyo in August

Here is the coldest temperature record in Tokyo in August, from 1875 to 2016. Table: Coldest Temperature Record in Tokyo in August degrees C degrees F (yyyy/mm/dd) 1 15.4 59.7 (1917/8/27) 2 15.5 59.9 (1913/8/2) 3 15.5 59.9 (1910/8/19) 4 15…

Hottest Temperature Record in Tokyo in September

Here is the hottest temperature record in Tokyo in September, from 1875 to 2016. Table: Hottest Temperature Record in Tokyo in September degrees C degrees F (yyyy/mm/dd) 1 38.1 100.6 (1984/9/3) 2 37.8 100.0 (2000/9/2) 3 36.4 97.5 (1959/9/2…

Coldest Temperature Record in Tokyo in September

Here is the coldest temperature record in Tokyo in September, from 1875 to 2016. Table: Coldest Temperature Record in Tokyo in September degrees C degrees F (yyyy/mm/dd) 1 10.5 50.9 (1906/9/28) 2 10.6 51.1 (1904/9/30) 3 10.9 51.6 (1919/9/2…

Hottest Temperature Record in Tokyo in October

Here is the hottest temperature record in Tokyo in October, from 1875 to 2016. Table: Hottest Temperature Record in Tokyo in October degrees C degrees F (yyyy/mm/dd) 1 32.6 90.7 (1979/10/1) 2 32.3 90.1 (1938/10/3) 3 32.0 89.6 (2016/10/4) 4…

Coldest Temperature Record in Tokyo in October

Here is the coldest temperature record in Tokyo in October, from 1875 to 2016. Table: Coldest Temperature Record in Tokyo in October degrees C degrees F (yyyy/mm/dd) 1 -0.5 31.1 (1877/10/31) 2 2.3 36.1 (1891/10/31) 3 2.6 36.7 (1877/10/25) …

Hottest Temperature Record in Tokyo in November

Here is the hottest temperature record in Tokyo in November, from 1875 to 2016. Table: Hottest Temperature Record in Tokyo in November degrees C degrees F (yyyy/mm/dd) 1 27.3 81.14 (1923/11/1) 2 26.7 80.06 (1977/11/1) 3 25.9 78.62 (2009/11…

Coldest Temperature Record in Tokyo in November

Here is the coldest temperature record in Tokyo in November, from 1875 to 2016. Table: Coldest Temperature Record in Tokyo in November degrees C degrees F (yyyy/mm/dd) 1 -3.1 26.42 (1912/11/30) 2 -2.8 26.96 (1882/11/26) 3 -2.7 27.14 (1876/…

Changes in the July Temperature in Tokyo, 1875-2015

Due to an "urban heat island" phenomenon, the summer temperature in Tokyo is very high in recent years. The graph below shows the changes in the average July temperature in Tokyo between 1875 and 2015. The July temperature is getting highe…

Temperature in Tokyo, Izu Islands, Ogasawara

The graph below shows the average monthly temperature in Tokyo, including Izu islans and Ogasawara islands. Table 1: Temperature in Tokyo, Izu Islands, Ogasawara (degrees C) Month 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Tokyo 6 6 10 15 21 22 26 27 23 1…

Precipitation in Tokyo, Izu Islands, Ogasawara

The following graph shows the average monthly precipitation in Tokyo, including Izu islans and Ogasawara islands. Table: Precipitation in Tokyo, Izu Islands (Hachijo), Ogasawara. Unit: mm Month 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Tokyo 93 62 94 129…

Number of Islands in Japan by Prefecture

There are 6,852 islands in Japan. The following shows the number of islands by prefecture. Obviously inland prefectures do not have any island. Other prefectures have some islands except Osaka. Prefecture Number of Islands Nagasaki 971 Kag…

Coldest Days in a Year in Tokyo

According to Japan Meteorological Agency, from January 23rd to January 27th are the coldest days in a year in Tokyo. The following shows the average temperature data (moving average) in January between 1980-2010 in Tokyo. Table : Average T…

When Does The Rainy Season Start in Japan?

Except Hokkaido (northern part of Japan), we have rainy season before summer. Japan Meteorological Agency announces the start date and the end date of the rainy season every year, and also calculates the average start date and the average …

When Does the Cherry Blossom Start in Tokyo?

Since 1953, Japan Meteorological Agency have been researching the beginning date of cherry blossom. The agency assigned one specific tree as the standard tree, and checks it every season. The Tokyo's standard tree is planted in Yasukuni Sh…

Record of Maximum Instantaneous Wind Speed in Tokyo

The wind velocity was very fast in Tokyo yesterday. It is common for Japanese people to dry laundries outside. Yesterday my laundries were blew off from the laundry pole. Japan Meteorological Agency has been recording the data of maximum i…

How Accurate is the Weather Forecast in Japan?

Japan Meteorological Agency publishes the result of their weather forecasts. It is the percentage of right forecasting cases. The below is the average percentage of the right forecasts which predicted a chance of rain (data in 1992 - 2013)…

List of Volcanic Disasters in Japan after 1970

Today (2014 Sep 27) Mt. Ontake in Nagano prefecture erupted and 63 hikers died by ashes.The following list shows volcanic disasters in Japan after 1970. Mountain Period Cause Damage Usu 1977-1982 Ash, crustal deformation, mudflow 1978 Oct…

Seven Worst Floods in Japan (after WWII)

Until 1960, many people died by floods in Japan. The table below shows 7 worst flood disaster after Word War II. Flood name or cause Flood name or cause Number of Deaths Number of Missings Year from MM/DD to MM/DD 1 Isewan typhoon 伊勢湾台…

Notable Earthquakes in June 2014, Japan

In last June (2014), we had 143 earthquakes which were greater than "earthquake intensity one". None of them were greater than "earthquake intensity five". No tsunami and no casualty were reported. On June 24th, there was a big earthquake …

Number of Rainy Days in Tokyo

On average, we have 105 rainy days with more than 1 mm of rainfall in Tokyo. The following figure shows the number of rainy days by year in Tokyo. In 1890 we had the most rainy days (145 days), and the number of 1943 was the least (73 days…

Predicted Number of Deaths in Next Super Quake in Japan

Japanese government predicts a huge earthquake called “Huge Nankai quake” may be coming in next 30 years. Its probability is 60-70%. The government estimates 440,000 people might die in the worst case, if Huge Nankai quake hits Japan. (App…

Damages Caused by Historical Strong Typhoons in Japan

The data below shows damages caused by historical typhoons in Japan. In 1959 typhoon Isewan hit the populated area around Nagoya. 5000 people died by typhoon Isewan. It was the worst case. After that, Japan prepared countermeasures against…

Top 5 Strongest Typhoons Ever in Japan

Japan Meteorological Agency has been recording typhoons data since 1951. According to the record, the strongest typhoon (in terms of atmospheric pressure) was Muroto 2 (Nancy). Please see also "Damages Caused by Historical Strong Typhoons …

Notable Earthquakes in May 2014 in Japan

In May, Total 187 earthquakes which were larger than "earthquake intensity one" were observed. There was one earthquake bigger than earthquake intensity five (No. 4 in the table below). 15 people injured by the earthquake of No. 4. Table: …

Number of Tornadoes (Twisters) in Japan

The table below shows the number of tornadoes (twisters) which were formed in Japan. Approximately 25 tornadoes are formed in a year. Japan Meteorological Agency changed the standard of the tornado statistics in 2007. So we cannot compare …

Notable Earthquakes in April 2014 in Japan

The following table shows notable earthquakes in April 2014 in Japan. Total 153 earthquakes which were greater than "earthquake intensity one" were observed. There was no big earthquake (bigger than earthquake intensity five). No casualty …

When does the rainy season start in Tokyo?

Tokyo has the rainy season in June and July. It usually starts around June 8th, and ends around July 21st. 43 days wet season is coming soon. 2014 July 28 updated: Japan Meteorological Agency announced that this rainy season (2014) started…

Number of Days Over 30 degrees C (86 F) in Tokyo

According to Japan Meteorological Agency, there were average 48.5 days in which the highest temperature exceeded 30 degrees C (86 F). It was the average number in last two decades. The following table shows the detail. There were 71 "tropi…

Highest Temperature Record in Tokyo

The table below shows the record of highest temperature (hottest temperature) in Tokyo. The temperature has been recording since 1875. Seven of ten were recorded in last two decades. Rank Temperature (C) Temperature (F) Date yyyy/mm/dd 1 3…

Notable Earthquakes in March 2014 in Japan

The table below shows notable earthquakes in March 2014 in Japan. Total 159 earthquakes which were greater than "earthquake intensity 1" were observed in March. Earthquake No. 4 was the strongest earthquake and Japan Meteorological Agency …

Notable Earthquakes in February 2014 in Japan

The list shows notable earthquakes in February 2014 in Japan. Total 146 earthquakes which were bigger than "earthquake intensity 1" were observed in February. There was no big earthquake (bigger than earthquake intensity 5). No tsunami and…

Average Wind Speed in Tokyo (1989-2011)

Here is the average wind speed in Tokyo (1989-2011). For 2011 data, you can see monthly records. Average wind speed Maximum wind speed Maximum wind Direction Date of Maximum wind m/s m/s MM/DD 1989 3.7 14.6 NNW 1/21 1990 3.6 14.4 S 9/20 19…

Notable Earthquakes in January 2014 in Japan

The list shows notable earthquakes in January 2014 in Japan. Total 152 earthquakes which were bigger than "earthquake intensity 1" were observed in January. No tsunami and no casualty were reported. No. Date Earthquake center Earthquake ce…

Notable Earthquakes in December 2013 in Japan

The list shows notable earthquakes in December 2013 in Japan. Total 170 earthquakes which were bigger than "earthquake intensity 1" were observed in December. No tsunami and no casualty were reported. Japan Meteorological Agency says numbe…

Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

In terms of the cost of living information, you can download the Excel price list of goods I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.