Japan weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Japan

The best time to visit in Japan is from May until October, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Japan is 30°C in August and the lowest is 9°C in January.

Japan has the oceanic climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Japan or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Japan by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 9 9 13 18 23 25 29 30 27 21 16 11
Precipitation (mm) 14 21 32 21 19 26 19 17 33 28 20 16
Climate data from city: Tokyo

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14 day weather forecast Japan

The weather for in Japan will be around 19° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for Japan is based on the weather conditions in the city of Tokyo.

Weather forecast this week

Saturday 23 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
12°
0.1 mm 10% 7 m/s 5
Sunday 24 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
11°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 5
Monday 25 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
14°
1.0 mm 50% 2 m/s 2
Tuesday 26 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
13°
6.7 mm 85% 6 m/s 1
Wednesday 27 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
14°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 1
Thursday 28 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
15°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 5
Friday 29 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
14°
0.1 mm 20% 5 m/s 5

Weather forecast next week

Saturday 30 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
14°
0.2 mm 15% 6 m/s 4
Sunday 31 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
13°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 4
Monday 1 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
15°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Tuesday 2 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
14°
4.6 mm 80% 4 m/s 1
Wednesday 3 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
14°
6.6 mm 70% 7 m/s 1
Thursday 4 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
14°
0.1 mm 10% 5 m/s 1
Friday 5 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
13°
1.5 mm 60% 7 m/s 1

Climate Japan

Japan has the oceanic climate prevailing. There is rainfall during all months of the year. The average annual temperature for Japan is 19° degrees and there is about 268 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 217 days a year with an average humidity of 70% and an UV-index of 4.

Climate table of Japan

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 9 9 13 18 23 25 29 30 27 21 16 11
Night temp. (°C) 3 3 6 10 16 19 24 25 21 16 11 6
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 14 21 32 21 19 26 19 17 33 28 20 16
Days with rain 6 9 14 11 9 12 9 8 12 12 10 8
Days with snow 1 2 - - - - - - - - - -
Dry days 24 17 17 19 22 18 22 23 18 19 20 23
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 6 7 9 10 9 10 10 8 7 6 6
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 3 3 3 5 5 6 7 6 5 4 3 3
Climate data from city: Tokyo

Japan weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Japan? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Japan?

Japan lies in a straight line about 9,386 km from New Zealand (Wellington → Tokyo).

How long is the flight to Japan?

The flight time from Auckland Airport to Japan is approximately 12 h. 30 min.

What are the largest airports in Japan?

These are the largest airports in Japan:

  • Tokyo Haneda International Airport – Tokyo
  • Osaka International Airport – Osaka
  • Kansai International Airport – Osaka
  • Nagoya Airport – Nagoya
  • Fukuoka Airport – Fukuoka
  • Okadama Airport – Sapporo
  • Sendai Airport – Sendai
  • Kobe Airport – Kōbe
  • Kumamoto Airport – Kumamoto
  • Niigata Airport – Niigata

How many inhabitants are there in Japan?

Japan has approximately 126,490,000 inhabitants.

How big is Japan?

The area of Japan is around 377,835 km². It is 1,5x bigger than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Japan?

The capital of Japan is Tokyo.

What is the currency of Japan?

In Japan the Japanese yen (JPY) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 23 October 2021

  • 1 Japanese yen = 71.80 New Zealand dollar
  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 0.014 Japanese yen
  • 10 Japanese yen = 718.02 New Zealand dollar
  • 10 New Zealand dollar = 0.14 Japanese yen
  • 100 Japanese yen = 7,180.23 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 1.39 Japanese yen

What is the area code of Japan?

The area code to call Japan is +81.