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The best time to visit to Japan

The best time to visit Japan is in the spring (late March to May) or autumn (late September to November). The climate is the most pleasant in these months. What’s more, the spring time is when the cherry blossom blooms and in the autumn the Japanese maple trees provide a fiery display of colour.

Climate charts for cities and places within Japan

The below climate charts have been compiled by Weather2Travel.com. For an explanation to the various measurements, please read our climate notes.

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Hakone National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 541 541 846 1457 1864 2068 2475 2679 2272 1661 1254 846
Min temp (C)(F) -621 -621 -228 439 846 1254 1763 1864 1457 846 236 -327
Sunshine hours 6 6 6 5 6 4 5 6 4 4 5 6
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 13 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 612 823 1426 1787 1907 27211 2199 24810 28511 2229 1155 703
Rainy Days 11 12 18 16 15 19 20 16 20 16 12 8
Humidity M M H VH VH VH VH VH VH H M L
UV 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 10/VH 10/VH 8/VH 6/H 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Kanazawa

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 643 745 1152 1763 2272 2577 2984 2170 2781 2170 1559 1050
Min temp (C)(F) 32 32 236 745 1254 1763 2272 2373 1966 1355 745 337
Sunshine hours 2 3 4 6 7 5 5 6 5 5 3 2
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 14 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 29211 1938 1596 1486 1496 2048 24610 1737 24910 1928 2359 30512
Rainy Days 28 25 25 17 16 17 18 16 20 19 23 27
Humidity L M M H VH VH VH VH VH M M L
UV 2/L 3/M 5/M 7/H 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 9/VH 8/VH 5/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1254 1152 1152 1254 1559 1864 2272 2679 2475 2170 1864 1559

Kyoto

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 643 643 1050 1763 2272 2577 2984 3086 2679 2068 1457 846
Min temp (C)(F) -228 -130 134 745 1254 1661 2170 2272 1763 1152 541 32
Sunshine hours 3 4 5 6 6 5 5 6 4 5 4 4
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 783 833 1114 1345 1426 2289 2148 1265 1817 1114 783 653
Rainy Days 23 22 22 17 15 19 19 17 18 16 17 19
Humidity N N N N N L H VH M N N N
UV 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 11/E 10/VH 8/VH 6/H 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Mount Koya

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 439 541 846 1457 1864 2170 2577 2679 2373 1763 1254 745
Min temp (C)(F) -327 -327 32 643 1050 1559 1966 2068 1661 1050 541 32
Sunshine hours 5 5 5 6 6 5 5 6 5 5 5 5
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 733 843 1496 2068 2209 33413 29111 25110 29712 1907 1144 663
Rainy Days 18 18 19 16 16 19 20 18 20 15 13 15
Humidity M M H VH VH E E VH VH H M M
UV 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 11/E 11/E 10/VH 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Naoshima Island

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 948 948 1355 1966 2373 2781 3188 3290 2882 2272 1763 1254
Min temp (C)(F) 32 134 337 846 1355 1864 2373 2475 2068 1355 745 337
Sunshine hours 5 5 6 6 7 5 6 7 5 5 5 5
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 402 492 803 954 1134 1687 1677 883 1626 1014 592 381
Rainy Days 15 15 17 14 14 16 16 13 17 12 11 13
Humidity M M H VH VH VH E VH VH H M M
UV 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 11/E 10/VH 8/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 1661 1559 1559 1661 1966 2272 2577 2781 2679 2373 2170 1864

Okinawa

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 2170 2475 2781 2984 3188 3188 3086 2781 2475 2170
Min temp (C)(F) 1355 1457 1661 1864 2170 2475 2679 2679 2577 2272 1966 1559
Sunshine hours 3 3 4 5 5 6 8 7 7 6 4 4
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 14 14 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1205 1175 1536 1667 25110 27311 1837 26811 1687 1596 1285 1165
Rainy Days 24 22 22 18 21 20 20 23 20 19 20 21
Humidity H VH VH E E E E E VH VH H M
UV 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 6/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2272 2373 2577 2781 2984 2984 2882 2781 2577 2475

Osaka

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 948 948 1355 2068 2475 2781 3188 3391 2984 2373 1763 1254
Min temp (C)(F) 134 236 439 1050 1559 1966 2373 2577 2170 1457 948 439
Sunshine hours 4 4 5 6 6 5 6 6 5 5 5 4
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 522 653 1024 1365 1416 2158 1707 1064 1837 1104 723 422
Rainy Days 17 18 19 16 15 18 18 16 17 14 13 14
Humidity N N N N N L H VH M N N N
UV 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 11/E 10/VH 8/VH 6/H 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1661 1559 1661 1763 1966 2272 2577 2781 2679 2373 2170 1966

Sapporo

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) -130 -130 337 1152 1763 2170 2577 2679 2272 1661 846 236
Min temp (C)(F) -916 -818 -425 236 745 1254 1763 1864 1355 643 134 -523
Sunshine hours 3 4 5 6 6 6 5 5 6 5 3 2
Daylight hours 9 11 12 13 15 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1054 914 783 643 602 713 783 1466 1395 1175 1014 1024
Rainy Days 28 25 25 17 18 17 17 18 18 20 24 27
Humidity N N N N N N L L N N N N
UV 1/L 2/L 3/M 5/M 6/H 7/H 8/VH 8/VH 6/H 3/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Shirahama

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1050 1050 1355 1864 2272 2577 2882 3086 2781 2272 1763 1254
Min temp (C)(F) 236 337 541 1050 1559 1966 2373 2373 2068 1559 1050 541
Sunshine hours 5 5 6 6 6 5 6 7 5 5 5 5
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 733 883 1355 2128 2289 32313 24510 2309 29712 1907 1456 632
Rainy Days 14 15 17 16 16 19 18 17 18 15 13 12
Humidity N N N N N L H H M N N N
UV 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 11/E 10/VH 8/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 1864 1763 1763 1864 2170 2373 2679 2882 2781 2475 2272 2068

Tokyo

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) 438 440 745 1355 1763 2169 2576 2679 2272 1762 1152 643
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 50 70 110 131 141 181 141 151 221 191 100 50
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

Yudanaka

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 134 236 643 1355 1966 2170 2577 2781 2170 1661 1050 439
Min temp (C)(F) -916 -818 -523 134 643 1254 1763 1864 1355 643 32 -523
Sunshine hours 4 5 6 6 6 5 5 6 4 4 4 4
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 14 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 773 733 773 914 1084 1687 1887 1596 1777 1315 773 753
Rainy Days 24 22 22 17 17 20 22 20 21 16 17 21
Humidity L M M H VH VH VH VH VH M M L
UV 2/L 3/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 10/VH 10/VH 10/VH 8/VH 5/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A