Introduction to Japan - 2015
Frequently Asked Questions

Japan Weather - Takayama, Kyoto, Hakone, Tokyo


Here is a page with a nice collection of weather statistics on a monthly basis. You can use figures from Osaka as an approximation for Kyoto, and figures from Tokyo as an approximation of values for Hakone.


The Weatherbase site has some nicely presented info:

  • List of Japanese cities, each a link to the weather in each city (use Mishima to approximate Hakone)

  • Selecting one of our cities leads you to a page of monthly average statistics (low temperature, average temperature, high temperature, precipitation, length of day[light])

  • From each city page there are arrows pointing to the left and right; the arrows are part of a ring or cycle that goes through five distinct pages


As we get closer to departure, you might want to use the weekly forecasts from the Japan Meteorological Agency.


As a general summary, one would expect mild temperatures, but on the cool side (mid 30's to 60 in Takayama, mid 40's to mid 60's in Kyoto and Hakone, and low 50's to mid 60's in Tokyo).

And of course, there's always a chance for rain, so a collapsible umbrella and / or a jacket with a hood are likely to come in handy.