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Essential During Rainy Season in Japan! 5 Rain Goods to Ensure a Pleasant Trip

The period from May through July is Japan's rainy season. Here are five rain goods that are recommended for travelers who are going on a trip to Japan during the rainy months. There is also information on goods that will help you deal with getting caught in the rain.

1. +d UnBRELLA

The +d UnBRELLA is a new type of umbrella that aims to get rid of that unpleasant feeling when it rains. With the comfort that it gives users, coupled with its fancy appearance, this umbrella is truly an excellent item.
This umbrella is closed with the wet part inside, so you don’t have to worry about getting your hands, clothes, and bag getting drenched. It is designed in such a way that it is easy to open when you get out of a car or a building, making it hard for you to get wet in the rain. It also stands on its own, perfect for times when there is no umbrella stand nearby. You will surely be happy at how easy it is to handle this umbrella, whether you are actually using it in the rain or just holding it.

Price: 9,720 JPY (incl. tax)
Where to buy: Online shops
KONCENT, a shop that is directly managed by the manufacturer, and many other outlets

Source: KONCENT

Source: KONCENT

1. +d UnBRELLA

2. Gekitori MAX Kutsu Dry

You probably have experienced often that if your shoes get wet in the rain, they just don’t dry off quickly and still have water in them the next day. When that happens, you must get a hold of “Gekitori MAX Kutsu Dry” (super-absorbent shoe dryer). This product is a great help during rainy days as it will quickly dry your shoes and eliminate any foul smell.
It will take this product about two hours to dry your shoes and about 60 minutes to deodorize them, all you need to do is put it inside your shoes (the drying and deodorizing times may vary depending on the environment and other conditions). If you dry this product under the sun, then you will be able to reuse it many times. It also contains antibacterial and anti-mold agents.

Price: 1,500 JPY (excl. tax) for two pieces
Where to buy: Silica Clean’s official online shopping website (inside its Official Homepage)
Tokyu Hands and other home centers
※Some shops may not carry this product

2. Gekitori MAX Kutsu Dry

3. Animal Case Go-Dan Origasa – Wagara

People are loving the Animal Case Go-Dan Origasa – Wagara for its totally cute look. The case of this umbrella is shaped like an animal!
This product comes in two types: the bear and the rabbit. They look just like adorable stuffed animals! There is a zipper at the back of the case, so you can put in and take out the umbrella that has been folded into a compact size. This product comes in six colors, including pink, light blue, and navy blue. Make sure to take a look at the Japanese designs of the umbrellas as well.

Price: 1,500 JPY (excl. tax)
Where to buy: Online shops
Waterfront, a shop that is directly managed by the manufacturer, and many other outlets

©2012-2017 Waterfront

©2012-2017 Waterfront

3. Animal Case Go-Dan Origasa – Wagara

4. Rain Cape

The “Rain Cape” is a cape that is folded into a compact size to prevent it from being bulky. You can even use it as a leisure seat, so it will really be handy to have one in your bag.
The “Danke” rain cape is the best kind of rain protection for people who want to have fun in the rain while remaining fashionable. Its main selling point is its use of textile that will brighten your day even when it rains, as there is a sense of playfulness added to its basic design. A full lineup of models that are perfect for women and men is available, so choose which design you like best.

Price: 3,240 JPY (incl. tax)
Where to buy: Online shops

4. Rain Cape

5. Teburanbrella

Isn’t it such an inconvenience that when you open an umbrella, your hands get full? Now to solve that problem, get a “Teburanbrella” (hands-free umbrella). It is the kind of umbrella that adopts a novel concept for freeing up your hands while still being protected from the rain.
This umbrella is characterized by its flexible arm that you can shape whichever way you like. If you wrap it around your shoulder or attach it to the baby stroller, your hands will be free, so it is quite handy for times when you have a lot of bags or packages to carry. It will also prove extremely useful when you want to take photos outside in the rain. Further, it is an all-weather umbrella that cuts UV rays by 99% and above, so you can also use it to protect yourself from UV rays.

Price: 4,280 JPY (incl. tax)
Where to buy: Online shops
Some branches of Tokyu Hands, etc.

Was there anything you liked from the items featured here? Try to enjoy those rainy days by having rain gear with exceptional functions, and items that could cheer you up just by carrying them.

※None of the online shops on the list offer international shipping

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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