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Best time to visit Akita, Japan

Our verdict

The best time to visit Akita is March

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Akita such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, March is the best time of year to go.

The very hottest temperatures in Akita get to around 28℃ (83℉) in the height of summer. The average low temperatures in winter float around -2℃ (29℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about -5℃ (24℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Akita, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. The wet season in Akita usually falls during the months surrounding December each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Keep reading to find out when the best times to travel to Akita are for whatever trip you’re planning. By the time you finish, you’ll have all the info you need, and you’ll be ready to start booking. Don’t know where to look or who to book with? Don’t stress! We’ve hand-picked our favourite online travel tools we use, know and love so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands. Happy reading!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

May

Most daylight

August

Akita seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Akita as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Akita is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Akita

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Akita for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Akita climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Akita for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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NOV
DEC

Akita in January

  • Average temperature: 0℃ (33℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 102mm (4") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 21 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Akita in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Akita in February

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (33℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 79mm (3") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 17 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Akita in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Akita in March

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 91mm (4") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 11 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Akita in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Akita in April

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 74mm (3") over 16 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Akita in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Akita in May

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 56mm (2") over 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Akita in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Akita in June

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 73mm (3") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Akita in June, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Akita in July

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 111mm (4") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Akita in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Akita in August

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 104mm (4") over 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Akita in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Akita in September

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 82mm (3") over 17 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Akita in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Akita in October

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 108mm (4") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Akita in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Akita in November

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 103mm (4") over 22 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Akita in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Akita in December

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 137mm (5") over 16 days
  • Average snow days: 14 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Akita in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Akita is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 27℃ (80℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Akita is generally around May. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in May first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Akita is generally around December, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of December too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Akita, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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