Climate in Japan: when to travel according to the weather?

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Average annual climate in Japan

  • Minimum annual temperature: 11°C
  • Average annual temperature: 15°C
  • Maximum annual temperature: 19°C
  • Precipitation: 186 mm/month (with 14 rainy days/month)

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Min / Max Precipitation
January 0 ° / 8 ° 114mm / 15 days
february 0 ° / 9 ° 110mm / 14 days
March 3 ° / 12 ° 143mm / 16 days
April 8 ° / 18 ° 158mm / 14 days
may 13 ° / 22 ° 206mm / 14 days
June 17 ° / 25 ° 271mm / 15 days
July 21 ° / 29 ° 248mm / 15 days
August 22 ° / 30 ° 202mm / 13 days
September 19 ° / 27 ° 252mm / 14 days
October 13 ° / 22 ° 221mm / 14 days
November 8 ° / 16 ° 156mm / 14 days
December 3 ° / 10 ° 128mm / 15 days

These weather forecasts were calculated using data from weather stations across Japan.





Details by cities

Consult the climate forecasts for the largest cities in Japan:

  • Tokyo (17°C on average | 158 mm of rain/month over 11 days)
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  • Yokohama (17°C on average | 173 mm of rain/month over 11 days)
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  • Osaka (17°C on average | 135 mm of rain/month over 11 days)
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  • Nagoya (17°C on average | 169 mm of rain/month over 11 days)
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  • Sapporo (9°C on average | 112 mm of rain/month over 16 days)
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  • Kobe (17°C on average | 123 mm of rain/month over 11 days)
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  • Kyoto (16°C on average | 148 mm of rain/month over 12 days)
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  • Fukuoka (18°C on average | 171 mm of rain/month over 13 days)
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  • Hiroshima (17°C on average | 157 mm of rain/month over 11 days)
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  • Sendai (15°C on average | 202 mm of rain/month over 14 days)
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F.A.Q.

What are the hottest cities in Japan?

The following cities record the highest average maximum temperatures over the year:
Ishigaki (with 27°C), Naha (with 26°C), Naked (with 26°C), Hirara (with 26°C), Okinawa (with 26°C), …


What are the coldest cities in Japan?

These cities are among those with the lowest average temperatures over the year:
Mombetsu (with 6°C), Nemuro (with 6°C), Kushiro (with 6°C), Iwanai (with 7°C), Wakkanai (with 7°C), …


Which cities have the least rain in Japan?

The following cities are among the driest in the country and record the fewest number of rainy days over the year:
Yokosuka (with 111 rainy days), Iwakuni (with 116 rainy days), kofu (with 118 rainy days), Okayama (with 120 rainy days), kawagoe (with 126 rainy days), …


Which cities have the most rain in Japan?

These cities are among the rainiest in the country:
Noobeoka (with 393 mm/month), Nichinan (with 384 mm/month), ok (with 360 mm/month), Miyakonojō (with 347 mm/month), Hitoyoshi (with 320 mm/month), …

Which are the hottest months in Japan?

The months of the year with the highest maximum temperatures are:
August (with 30°C), July (with 29°C), September (with 27°C), …

What are the coldest months in Japan?

The months of the year with the lowest average temperatures are:
January (with 4°C), february (with 5°C), December (with 6°C), …

Which are the driest months in Japan?

The months of the year with the least rainfall are:
february (with 110 mm/month), January (with 114 mm/month), December (with 128 mm/month), …

What are the rainiest months in Japan?

The months of the year with the most rain are:
June (with 271 mm/month), September (with 252 mm/month), July (with 248 mm/month), …

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