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Best time to visit Tokyo, Japan

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The best time to visit Tokyo is September-October

Are you looking for top-secret information about when to visit Tokyo? Look no further! September-October is the best time to go to Tokyo due to the excellent all-round climate conditions, and it’s not likely to be at its busiest as it’s not during the height of the peak travel season.

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 33℃ (91℉). In the winter, temperatures can get down to 1℃ (33℉) around January.

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Tokyo, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around August. The wet season in Tokyo falls around October, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in December instead.

Below you’ll find loads more detailed information about when to visit Tokyo, including a monthly climate breakdown, what to pack, and loads of tools and recommendations to help you find flights and accommodation to suit your budget.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

December

Most daylight

August

Tokyo seasons

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

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 Tokyo 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.

Tokyo 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 Tokyo 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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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Tokyo in January

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

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


Tokyo in February

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Tokyo in March

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Tokyo in April

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Tokyo in May

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Tokyo in June

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Tokyo in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 11 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Tokyo in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Tokyo in September

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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

Tokyo in October

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 51mm (2") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Tokyo in November

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Tokyo in December

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Tokyo 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 Tokyo is generally around December. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in December first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Tokyo is generally around October, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of October too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Tokyo, 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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