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Best time to visit Fukuoka, Japan

Our verdict

The best time to visit Fukuoka is September

Fukuoka is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, September is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 33℃ (91℉) in the middle of the day. In the winter, temperatures can get down to 1℃ (33℉) around January.

If you’re keen to see the sights of Fukuoka during the day, the sun stays up the longest around August. On average it rains the most days in July, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Learn more about when to travel to Fukuoka, the monthly weather breakdown, FAQs and much more below. Once you’ve decided when you want to go, use our handy tools to find the best prices to suit your budget on flights, transport/transfers, places to stay, and loads more!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

August

Fukuoka seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Fukuoka as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Fukuoka 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 Fukuoka

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 Fukuoka 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.

Fukuoka 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 Fukuoka 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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DEC

Fukuoka in January

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Fukuoka in February

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 60mm (2") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Fukuoka in March

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 71mm (3") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Fukuoka in April

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 77mm (3") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Fukuoka in May

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 78mm (3") over 11 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Fukuoka in June

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 128mm (5") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Fukuoka in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 141mm (6") over 20 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Fukuoka in August

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 119mm (5") over 18 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Fukuoka in September

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 85mm (3") over 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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

Fukuoka in October

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 56mm (2") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Fukuoka in November

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 62mm (2") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Fukuoka in December

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 70mm (3") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Fukuoka is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 30℃ (86℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Fukuoka is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Fukuoka is generally around July, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of July too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Fukuoka, 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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