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Best time to visit Wakayama, Japan

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The best time to visit Wakayama is March-April

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

In summer, the temperature in Wakayama can rise as high as 30℃ (87℉). The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of 3℃ (37℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Wakayama 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.

Below you’ll find loads more detailed information about when to visit Wakayama, 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

January

Most daylight

August

Wakayama seasons

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

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 Wakayama 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.

Wakayama 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 Wakayama 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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OCT
NOV
DEC

Wakayama in January

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Wakayama in February

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Wakayama in March

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") 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 Wakayama in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Wakayama in April

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Wakayama in May

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 11 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Wakayama in June

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 58mm (2") over 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Wakayama in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 91mm (4") over 19 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Wakayama in August

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 91mm (4") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Wakayama in September

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 64mm (3") over 14 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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

Wakayama in October

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 58mm (2") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Wakayama in November

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Wakayama in December

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 16 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

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