Ok, i am pretty confused about weather conditions in Tohoku during summer.
I made a lot of research and checked many, many, many weather and travel sites, but it tends to confuse me even more.
while many travelblogs recommend tohoku in summer, cause it should be less humid (than rest of japan), if i check weather pages, they proclaim humidity levels to be about 100%. (for the most places i intend to visit temperature itself seems not so bad (i actually love hot temperatures), but what worries me is the humidity.)
on some pages i read that july is considered the raining season, but on the other hand for example sendai has the least rain-days in july compared to other months. so how does this fit together?
(averages claim during rain season 15h of sun per day, so i would expect that rain will only be short but strong?)
so i wanted to ask opinion on following places i intend to visit during month july-september (october):
4) zao onsen / naruko onsen
8) nyuto onsen / tamagawa onsen
so basically i want to follow the route of this guy:https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1H9J1wCdPUYdrp0ZA4IN6EdZARE5u...
(basically i indent to start in sendai and then going up north into the mountains (where i think it is colder?)).
you may wonder why i go in summer at all. the reason is, i want defiantly go on dewa sanzan gassan and yudonosan, but there the shuttles are only available during juli-september. also i thought i could visit those summer festivals.
so my question to you is:
would you rather do this trip starting at the end of july (so the northern locations will be in august), or should i postbone it as much as possible into september, which means the upper regions will then be in october?
also what is your general opnion on summer conditions in this locations (even partially will help me a lot)
so, if you wanted to do the above route, including gassan as a fixed point, when would you start it? at the end of july or later?
thank you so much for your input!