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.

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 end date for 30 years. The following table shows the average start/end dates of the rainy season by city.  It cannot be specified the exact date, these are rough indications. 

City Satrt around End around
Okinawa 9-May 23-Jun
Kagoshima 31-May 14-Jul
Fukuoka 5-Jun 19-Jul
Shikoku island 5-Jun 18-Jul
Hiroshima 7-Jun 21-Jul
Osaka, Kyoto 7-Jun 21-Jul
Nagoya 8-Jun 21-Jul
Tokyo 8-Jun 21-Jul
Kanazawa 12-Jun 24-Jul
Sendai 12-Jun 25-Jul
Morioka 14-Jun 28-Jul

                                                              Figure 1: Average start date

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                                                                  Figure 2: Average end date

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Source is Japan Meteorological Agency.

www.data.jma.go.jp/fcd/yoho/baiu/kako_baiu09.html

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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.