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Best time to visit Kobe, Japan

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The best time to visit Kobe is October-November

When’s the best time to visit Kobe, you ask? Based on several factors like the weather and climate, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, the best time to go to Kobe is October-November.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Kobe can rise to a maximum of 32℃ (90℉). The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as 1℃ (34℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Kobe when the days are longest, you should visit in August. July 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.

Keep reading to find out more detailed information about the seasons and climate in Kobe, as well as our favourite tools to help you find the best options for transport, accommodation, and much more.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

August

Kobe seasons

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

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 Kobe 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.

Kobe 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 Kobe 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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JUN
JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Kobe in January

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Kobe in February

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Kobe in March

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Kobe in April

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 61mm (2") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Kobe in May

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (2") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Kobe in June

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 61mm (2") over 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Kobe in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 104mm (4") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Kobe in August

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 97mm (4") over 18 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Kobe in September

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 95mm (4") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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

Kobe in October

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 86mm (3") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Kobe in November

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 13 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Kobe in December

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 16 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Kobe 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 Kobe 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 Kobe 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 Kobe, 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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