When is the best time to go to Nikkō

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Nikkō, Japan. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Nikkō weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Nikkō are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Nikkō January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
1°C 43mm 6.1hrs 10.9hrs

The weather in January in Nikkō is characteristically cold and reasonably dry.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Nikkō, with some very good weather at this time of year.

January is in the winter in Nikkō and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing 1°C (34°F), whilst at night -8°C (17°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Nikkō with around 43mm 1.7 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 21 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Nikkō February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
1°C 60mm 6hrs 11.7hrs

February in Nikkō is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being cold.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Nikkō, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

February is in the winter in Nikkō and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing 1°C (35°F), whilst at night -8°C (18°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Nikkō with around 60mm 2.4 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 20 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6 hours of sunshine per day.

Nikkō weather in February »

March

Nikkō March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
4°C 83mm 6.4hrs 12.8hrs

The weather in March in Nikkō is characteristically cold and a little damp.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Nikkō for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

March is in the spring in Nikkō and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing 5°C (41°F), whilst at night -5°C (23°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Nikkō with around 83mm 3.2 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 21 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.4 hours of sunshine per day.

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April

Nikkō April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
11°C 129mm 6.2hrs 14hrs

Nikkō's weather in April is typically cool and wet in nature.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Nikkō for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

April is in the spring in Nikkō and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 12°C (53°F), whilst at night 1°C (34°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Nikkō with around 129mm 5.1 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 18 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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May

Nikkō May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
15°C 147mm 6.5hrs 15hrs

May is a wet month in Nikkō and the temperature is generally mild.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of pretty acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Nikkō.

May is in the spring in Nikkō and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 17°C (62°F), whilst at night 6°C (43°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Nikkō with around 147mm 5.8 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 18 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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June

Nikkō June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
17°C 221mm 4.5hrs 10.9hrs

Mild and very wet weather often prevails in Nikkō during the month of June

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Nikkō for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

June is in the summer in Nikkō and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 19°C (67°F), whilst at night 11°C (52°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Nikkō with around 221mm 8.7 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 22 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Nikkō weather in June »

July

Nikkō July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
21°C 223mm 4.4hrs 11.7hrs

July in Nikkō is generally very wet with the temperature being warm.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Nikkō, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

July is in the summer in Nikkō and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 23°C (74°F), whilst at night 15°C (60°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Nikkō with around 223mm 8.8 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 24 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Nikkō weather in July »

August

Nikkō August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
22°C 318mm 5.3hrs 12.8hrs

The weather in August in Nikkō is characteristically warm, humid and very wet.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Nikkō, with some very good weather at this time of year.

August is in the summer in Nikkō and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 25°C (77°F), whilst at night 17°C (62°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Nikkō with around 318mm 12.5 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 22 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Nikkō weather in August »

September

Nikkō September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
18°C 285mm 3.9hrs 14hrs

Nikkō's weather in September is typically mild and very wet in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of pretty acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Nikkō.

September is in the fall / autumn in Nikkō and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 20°C (68°F), whilst at night 12°C (54°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Nikkō with around 285mm 11.2 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 22 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3.9 hours of sunshine per day.

Nikkō weather in September »

October

Nikkō October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
13°C 159mm 4.7hrs 15hrs

October is a wet month in Nikkō and the temperature is generally mild.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Nikkō for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

October is in the fall / autumn in Nikkō and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 15°C (58°F), whilst at night 6°C (42°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Nikkō with around 159mm 6.3 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 17 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.7 hours of sunshine per day.

Nikkō weather in October »

November

Nikkō November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
9°C 86mm 5.4hrs 10.9hrs

The weather in November in Nikkō is characteristically cool and a little damp.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of relatively acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Nikkō.

November is in the fall / autumn in Nikkō and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 10°C (50°F), whilst at night 0°C (32°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Nikkō with around 86mm 3.4 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Nikkō weather in November »

December

Nikkō December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
4°C 41mm 5.9hrs 11.7hrs

December in Nikkō is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being cold.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Nikkō, with some very good weather at this time of year.

December is in the winter in Nikkō and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing 5°C (40°F), whilst at night -5°C (23°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Nikkō with around 41mm 1.6 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 19 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.9 hours of sunshine per day.

Nikkō weather in December »

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Nikkō weather stats

Nikkō weather statistics
Hottest month: August 24.5°C 76.1°F
Driest month: December 41mm 1.6ins
Sunniest month: January 6.1hrs
Coldest month: January 0.9°C 33.6°F
Wettest month: August 318mm 12.5ins
Warmest sea: August 26°C 78.8°F
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