When is the best time to go to Tokyo

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Tokyo, 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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Tokyo weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Tokyo 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

Tokyo January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
9°C 43mm 6.4hrs 11hrs 17°C

Tokyo's weather in January is typically cool and reasonably dry in nature.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Tokyo, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

January is in the winter in Tokyo and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 10°C (50°F), whilst at night 0°C (33°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Tokyo with around 43mm 1.7 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 9 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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February

Tokyo February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
9°C 58mm 6hrs 11.8hrs 16°C

February in Tokyo is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being cool.

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

February is in the winter in Tokyo and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 10°C (50°F), whilst at night 1°C (34°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Tokyo with around 58mm 2.3 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 11 days, although this may vary considerably.

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

Tokyo weather in February »

March

Tokyo March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
12°C 95mm 5.9hrs 12.8hrs 16°C

The weather in March in Tokyo is characteristically cool and a little damp.

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

March is in the spring in Tokyo and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 13°C (55°F), whilst at night 4°C (39°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Tokyo with around 95mm 3.7 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 5.9 hours of sunshine per day.

Tokyo weather in March »

April

Tokyo April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
17°C 119mm 5.8hrs 13.9hrs 17°C

Tokyo's weather in April is typically mild and damp 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 Tokyo.

April is in the spring in Tokyo and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 19°C (66°F), whilst at night 10°C (49°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Tokyo with around 119mm 4.7 inches of rain making it a 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 5.8 hours of sunshine per day.

Tokyo weather in April »

May

Tokyo May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
21°C 132mm 6.3hrs 14.9hrs 20°C

May is a wet month in Tokyo and the temperature is generally warm.

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 Tokyo.

May is in the spring in Tokyo and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 23°C (73°F), whilst at night 14°C (58°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Tokyo with around 132mm 5.2 inches of rain making it a wet 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 6.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Tokyo weather in May »

June

Tokyo June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
23°C 181mm 4.4hrs 11hrs 22°C

The climate in Tokyo during June can be summarized as warm, humid and wet.

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 Tokyo.

June is in the summer in Tokyo and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 25°C (78°F), whilst at night 18°C (65°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Tokyo with around 181mm 7.1 inches of rain making it a wet 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 4.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Tokyo weather in June »

July

Tokyo July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
26°C 128mm 4.8hrs 11.8hrs 25°C

July in Tokyo is generally wet with the temperature being hot.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Tokyo, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

July is in the summer in Tokyo and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 29°C (84°F), whilst at night 22°C (72°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Tokyo with around 128mm 5 inches of rain making it a wet 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 4.8 hours of sunshine per day.

Tokyo weather in July »

August

Tokyo August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
28°C 147mm 6.2hrs 12.8hrs 26°C

The weather in August in Tokyo is characteristically hot, humid and wet.

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

August is in the summer in Tokyo and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 31°C (88°F), whilst at night 24°C (75°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Tokyo with around 147mm 5.8 inches of rain making it a wet 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 6.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Tokyo weather in August »

September

Tokyo September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
24°C 181mm 4.2hrs 13.9hrs 25°C

Tokyo's weather in September is typically hot, humid and wet in nature.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Tokyo, with some very good weather at this time of year.

September is in the fall / autumn in Tokyo and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 27°C (80°F), whilst at night 20°C (68°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Tokyo with around 181mm 7.1 inches of rain making it a wet 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 4.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Tokyo weather in September »

October

Tokyo October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
19°C 158mm 4.7hrs 14.9hrs 23°C

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

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

October is in the fall / autumn in Tokyo and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 21°C (71°F), whilst at night 14°C (57°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Tokyo with around 158mm 6.2 inches of rain making it a wet 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 4.7 hours of sunshine per day.

Tokyo weather in October »

November

Tokyo November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
15°C 84mm 5.2hrs 11hrs 21°C

November is a a little damp month in Tokyo and the temperature is generally mild.

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

November is in the fall / autumn in Tokyo and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 17°C (62°F), whilst at night 8°C (46°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Tokyo with around 84mm 3.3 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Tokyo weather in November »

December

Tokyo December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
11°C 44mm 6.1hrs 11.8hrs 19°C

December in Tokyo is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being cool.

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

December is in the winter in Tokyo and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 12°C (54°F), whilst at night 3°C (37°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Tokyo with around 44mm 1.7 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 9 days, although this may vary considerably.

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

Tokyo weather in December »

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Tokyo weather statistics
Hottest month: August 30.8°C 87.4°F
Driest month: January 43mm 1.7ins
Sunniest month: January 6.4hrs
Coldest month: January 9.5°C 49.1°F
Wettest month: June 181mm 7.1ins
Warmest sea: August 26.3°C 79.3°F
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