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Best time to go to Tokyo

When is the best time to go to Tokyo, depending on the weather and climate.
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When is the best time to visit Tokyo?

In general the best time to visit Tokyo is probably August, when the weather is usually great. The hottest months are July, August, September, while the coldest months are January, February, December.
Depending on the activities you want to experience, you may choose different months to visit:
  • The best time for a sun tanning holiday is July, August, September. Average maximum temperatures are up to +31°C in August and it has 3 sunny days on average.
  • In general, it’s pleasant to walk and do outdoor activities during April - October.
  • If you want to avoid wet weather, then your choice is June, July, September with the lowest chance of rain.

Average weather in Tokyo in different months

This is the average weather in Tokyo for each month based on historic data:

January, February, June, August, September, November, December usually has good weather. Average maximum temperature reaches +31°C during August.

In March, April, May, July, October the weather is average. Expect around 50 rainy days, and the precipitation amounts to approximately 233 mm in October.

Climate in Tokyo

Here is the detailed breakdown of the climate in Tokyo for each month:
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Maximum Temperature
+19°C+24°C+25°C+29°C+33°C+38°C+38°C+38°C+37°C+31°C+25°C+24°C
Average Maximum Temperature
+9°C+10°C+13°C+18°C+23°C+25°C+29°C+31°C+27°C+22°C+17°C+12°C
Minimum Temperature
-6°C-9°C-2°C0°C+7°C+12°C+15°C+17°C+12°C+4°C+1°C-5°C
Humidity, %
505157636774767373686254
Rain, mm
697515416215720720516423123312168
Snow, mm
13145100000002
Average wind speed, m/s
344443444333
Sunny Days
14977522325813
Cloud Days
111214141616181916161513
Rainy Days
561091012119121075
Snowy Days
110000000000

Average Temperature

Here are the average maximum and minimum temperatures in Tokyo during the whole year:
The hottest month in Tokyo is August with average maximum temperature going up to +31°C. The coldest month is January with the lowest temperatures of +2°C.

Humidity

The temperature feels different depending on humidity. Here is how humidity in Tokyo looks throughout the year, in %:
The most humid month in Tokyo is July with average humidity going up to 76%. The least humid month is January with an average humidity of 50%.

Rain

Amount of rainfall in mm. in Tokyo during the whole year based on historical data:
The sunniest and driest month is December with approximately 13 sunny days and a total precipitation of around 68 mm. The rainiest and wettest month is October with approximately 10 rainy days and 233 mm of total precipitation.

Snow

Amount of snow in mm. in Tokyo during the whole year based on historical data:
The snowiest month is February with approximately 1 snowy days.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the weather in Tokyo:

What is the hottest month in Tokyo?

The hottest month in Tokyo is August with average maximum temperature of +31°C.

What is the coldest month in Tokyo?

The coldest month in Tokyo is January with minimum temperatures of +2°C.

Is Tokyo worth visiting in winter?

If you are planning to visit Tokyo in winter you can expect pretty good weather. The best month is August with +31°C and 3 sunny days.

When does it rain the least in Tokyo?

if you're looking to visit Tokyo when it rains the least, you should plan your trip for October, September, June. During this time, rainfall is rare with the driest month being December with only 68 mm of rain.

Monthly weather in Tokyo

Source of the data

For this page, we’ve looked at the typical weather in Tokyo, based on historical hourly weather data from January 1, 1979, to December 31, 2022.

For past dates, we show actual recorded data at the location at that time. Forecasts are based on recorded weather during that day of the year, averaged over the total years for which we have records (unless stated otherwise). The daily temperature is the highest recorded temperature in the shadow during that day.