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Best time to visit Kagoshima, Japan

Our verdict

The best time to visit Kagoshima is March

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

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 31℃ (87℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 32℃ (89℉) on the hottest days of the year. The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as 3℃ (36℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Kagoshima during the day, the sun stays up the longest around August. June sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in January instead.

Learn more about when to travel to Kagoshima, 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

Kagoshima seasons

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

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 Kagoshima 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.

Kagoshima 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 Kagoshima 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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Kagoshima in January

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Kagoshima in February

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 102mm (4") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Kagoshima in March

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 96mm (4") over 15 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Kagoshima in April

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 94mm (4") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Kagoshima in May

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 125mm (5") over 12 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Kagoshima in June

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 268mm (11") over 21 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kagoshima 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.


Kagoshima in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 193mm (8") over 21 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

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


Kagoshima in August

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 90mm (4") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kagoshima in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Kagoshima in September

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 116mm (5") over 17 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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

Kagoshima in October

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 61mm (2") over 10 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Kagoshima in November

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 70mm (3") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Kagoshima in December

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (2") over 11 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Kagoshima is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 31℃ (87℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Kagoshima 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 Kagoshima is generally around June, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of June too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Kagoshima, 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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