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Japan Rainy Season Survival Items

Japan Rainy Season Survival Items – Top Ten Must Have Japanese Products

We are sharing our favorite Japan rainy season survival items to make your life easier and safer. Rainy Season in Japan starts in mid-June and runs through most of July. It is hot, wet and sticky – the perfect conditions for mold and bugs; so keep your home as dry and clean as possible. The recommended products below will help. If you are looking for baby and child-specific rainy season products, check here.

Japan Rainy Season Survival Items – Top Ten Must Have Japanese Products

1. Gauze Towel sheet/blanket – This product can be used as a sheet or as a blanket in the summer. It is super light weight and allows the air to flow to keep one cool but also cozy. Here is one I recommend for a single size bed タンスのゲン 洗える 5重ガーゼケット シングルワイドロング 3,500 JPY. However, there are plenty of other options available.  タオルケット・ガーゼケット

2. Moister Absorbing Containers – These moisture catching containers are great for putting in the closet for 1-2 months. They suck out a lot of moisture protecting your clothes and leather accessories. Once the container is full with water than just throw it away and replace with a new one. Super easy and convenient. Here is a great 12 pack of containers perfect for a family 湿気とり 水とりぞうさん たっぷり吸い取る吸湿量さらにアップ!  550mlx12個セット(3個パックx4) 湿気取り  ¥ 1,413.

 

3. Dehumidifiers are great to reduce the moisture inside an apartment. Highly recommend this small portable unit that you can move easily from room to room. コンパクト除湿機Wuudi除湿器 カビ – 4,000 JPY. If you have a room over 30 square meters I recommend you invest in a bigger unit. Other room dehumidifiers 

 

 

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4. Shoe Box Moisture Catchers – Shoe boxes can be smelly all year round, but in the wet and warm rainy season, they are a paradise for mold and odors. Pop a couple of these moisture catchers in the shoe box will do wonders to help keep mold and smells away.  Here is a set of 10 for 2,500 JPY. 水とりぞうさん下駄箱用 × 10個セット . The same product is available in units of one to 60.

 

 

5. Umbrella Stand – Organize all the umbrellas that gather in the front entry way in a stylish holder.  Here is one of our favorites-it is a great design or large standing umbrellas and also compact ones that can dry handing from their hooks on the side. The Yamazaki umbrella stand a value at 3,800 JPY 山崎実業 傘立て ブリック ワイド ホワイト – 3,800 JPY. If you don’t like this design than Amazon Japan has a lot more to choose from – Umbrella Stand (傘立て).

 

 

6. Charcoal Odor and Mold Prevention Sheet  – These sheets are a very unique Japanese product and incredibly effective any time of the year, but especially during rainy season. I have three teenagers, and it is a life saver with sports shoes. Here is a set of two 100 X 100 cm size sheets. You cut to fit your own shoe box.  備長炭シート(畳下・押入用)2,300 JPY. there are more charcoal sheet options

 

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Japanese Cleaning Products - japanese mold cleaner

7. Mold killer “Kabi Killer” – Great to have on hand especially for the month of April – October when humidity and heat at high and told loves to grow. It does have a very strong odor so close the room off while it sits for 10-15 mins before rinsing off. Great for bathrooms and kitchens. カビキラー 特大サイズ 本体+替えセット (two 1,000 gram fluid, approximately 1,500 – 1,700 for the set.  Here is a list of our other favorite Japanese cleaning products

 

 

8. Electric Shoe Dryer – If you have wet kids shoes or moist salary man leather shoes this is the product for you. Place one shoe on each arm for a few hours and let the warm air dry and freshen the shoes for the next day. The arms fold down creating a very compact unit for storage in dryer months. Here is our recommend shoe dryer for 3,000 JPY  Rakuka くつ乾燥機 3,000 JPY More Shoe Dryers

9. Battery Humidity Meter and Thermometer – Every house should have one of these (Shitsudo-kei = Hydrometer). Great to know how hot and sticky it will be, and the about the chance of rain before you leave the house. Leave in the entry way with easy access to boots and umbrellas. Also, a great way to teach kids about weather.   This unit is just 1,000 JPY a great value.  ThermoPro デジタル温湿度計 室内 温度計 湿度計 1,000 JPY. Here is more selection of  Humidity Meter and Thermometers 

 

 10. Rainy Weather Gear – Now is a great time to order boots, umbrellas, bag and bike covers and rain ponchos. 

– great to use year round but indispensable in raining season. Keep rolled up in your bag for sudden rain showers.

 

 

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