How to say flood in Japanese

The Japanese word for flood.
The Japanese word for flood.

The word for flood in Japanese is kōzui (洪水) and heavy flooding is dai kōzui (大洪水). Find more flood-related words in the following section.

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RomanjiKanji
Flood
こうずい
Kōzui洪水
Heavy flooding
だいこうずい
Dai kōzui大洪水
Flash flood
てっぽうみず
Teppōmizu鉄砲水
Flooded area
すいがいちいき
Suigaichiiki水害地域
Flooded roads
どうろかんすい
Dōro kansui道路冠水
Flood control measures
すいがいたいさく
Suigai taisaku水害対策
Flood damage
すいがい
Suigai水害

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Interesting facts about floods in Japan

Japan’s rainy season is from June to July. During this time the country experiences heavy rainfall which can cause flooding in certain parts of cities or even worse – land/mudslides in the mountainous areas. Tokyo City is particularly prone to flooding. If you live in the city, then check out these safety precautions.


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