August brings summer in Japan and in most areas it is the time for flowers to bloom and greens to lush. Summer typically denotes heat and humidity but in Japan it depends on which region will you be staying. Here are a few insights on what some areas can offer as the month of August spells cool summer fun in Japan.
Average High 22°C (71.6°F) Average Low: 17°C (62.6°F)
August can bring dry spells in some major regions of Japan. Though many consider August as the hottest month in Hokkaido, the weather is a contrast to Tokyo’s stifling heat and humidity. If you will be visiting one of the amazing flower or produce farms in Hokkaido, be sure to wear something light yet something that can protect you from the buzzing bees or delicate pollens that can irritate your skin. A light-fabric long sleeve shirt or parka will be best to cover up yet can still allow your skin breathe. It is best to think in terms of comfort during your visit to Hokkaido.
Average High 28°C (82.4°F) Average Low: 19°C (66.2°F)
Summer in Tohoku is hottest at an average of 28°C (82.4°F). Tohoku seldom gets as humid or as hot as Tokyo. The weather, though summer has set in, will generally be comfy and cool. During August colorful festivities abound Tohoku . It is best to keep up by also wearing matched festive outfits that can go along with the cool summer in the region. Long sleeved or light yet comfortable tops or a cardigan matched with a brim hat or visor during the day is a very nice ensemble to wear while on tour in the area.
Average High 31°C (87.8°F) Average Low: 24°C (75.2°F)
August is the hottest month in the Kanto region with blistering heat and high humidity. Kanto holds most of its festivities during the merry month of August as visitors can enjoy viewing the best festivities with generally clear weather. It is very hot so pack along some light and casual wear and enjoy the Kanto experience. Be one with the festive colors while enjoying the anime-like festive moods of the people. Enjoy and be part of the memorable experience!
Average High 30°C (86°F) Average Low: 24°C (75.2°F)
Summer in Kyushu with its cyclonic weather system has greater expectations to be under typhoons during August. Heat and humidity can be expected despite the traditional typhoons visiting the area. Aside from your favorite summer light wearables, bring along a rainwear including an umbrella to keep you dry.
Average High 30°C (86°F) Average Low: 77°C (25°F)
Okinawa in August will be summer. Okinawa will be warm in the summer but due to the high winds from the ocean, the region’s temperature rarely rises above 87°F . Beware as typhoons normally hit the area from July until October. If you are not used with erratic weather happening in August, it may not be a great choice to visit during this season. On days when sunshine sneaks from the sky, casual wear matched with sunglasses to shield from the glare will be best. But when the weather brings heavy typhoons and rains, a coat and umbrella are a must for your trip during August. You need not worry much about bringing clothes for every season and climate. Should you forget to bring extras, do not worry because in cities like Okinawa, ready to wear clothes are available in almost in every shop and commercial place in the area.
Summer is coolest in Japan with all the festivities and excitement whether you’re going north to south and east to west. As the school year comes to a close, families are excited about going on vacation to various summer destinations within the country. No matter what the weather brings, August in Japan is the time for exploring nature, festivities, discovering the natural wonders of the country, its people and its very rich culture. If you have any questions about Japan, please chat with us via online chat or Facebook Messenger.