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Best time to visit Miyajima, Japan

Our verdict

The best time to visit Miyajima is March-May

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

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 29℃ (84℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 31℃ (87℉) on the hottest days of the year. In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 0℃ (33℉).

The sun stays up the longest in Miyajima in August, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Miyajima in July – It’s the wettest month of the year.

To learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to visit Miyajima, keep reading below. Plus, you’ll find tools to help you get the best deals on travel and hotels too!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

November

Most daylight

August

Miyajima seasons

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

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 Miyajima 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.

Miyajima 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 Miyajima 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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Miyajima in January

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average low temperature: 0℃ (33℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Miyajima in February

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 56mm (2") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Miyajima in March

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 88mm (3") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Miyajima in April

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 95mm (4") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Miyajima in May

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 91mm (4") over 12 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Miyajima in June

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 135mm (5") over 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Miyajima in July

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 165mm (7") over 21 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

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


Miyajima in August

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 112mm (4") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Miyajima in September

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 105mm (4") over 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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

Miyajima in October

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 85mm (3") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Miyajima in November

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Miyajima in December

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 64mm (3") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Miyajima 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 Miyajima is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 29℃ (84℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Miyajima is generally around November. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in November first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Miyajima 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 Miyajima, 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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