When is the best time to go to Hakodate?

When is the best time to go to Hakodate? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Hakodate are June, July, August, September and October
  • On average, the warmest months are July, August and September
  • The coldest months are January and February
  • The rainiest months are July, August and September
  • August is the best month for swimming

Annual weather in Hakodate

For full information about the climate and weather in Hakodate a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 29°F/34°F
February 29°F/34°F
March 34°F/40°F
April 41°F/49°F
May 50°F/58°F
June 59°F/65°F
July 67°F/72°F
August 70°F/76°F
September 67°F/72°F
October 56°F/61°F
November 45°F/50°F
December 34°F/40°F

Weather and climate in Hakodate

Hakodate enjoys a warm-summer humid continental climate (without dry season) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Hakodate is 54°F (ranging from 34°F in january to 76°F in august). Annual rainfall is 34.7in, with a minimum of 2.1in in january and a maximum of 4.3in in august.
  • Between the months of january and march the climate is very bad. In average, on the morning it is 36°F.
  • In the month of april the climate is bad. By early evening, the temperature averages 45°F.
  • In may the climate is okay. the thermometer goes up to 58°F°C.
  • Between june and october the climate is beautiful. The temperature rises to 61°F.
  • In november the climate is not good. It is for example 50°F as maximum temperature in november and it rains about 3.2in each month.
  • In the month of december the climate is the worst possible. The record temperature this month is 56°F and it rains about 14% of the time in december.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Hakodate

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Hakodate: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Hakodate

Find out when Hakodate has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Hakodate

  • Very low season in Hakodate
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January, March and April.
  • Low season in Hakodate
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: February, May, June, September and November.
  • High season in Hakodate
    The number of visitors to Hakodate is high in: October and December.
  • Peak season in Hakodate
    The largest number of tourists visiting Hakodate is during: July and August.

Figure: Visitor index for Hakodate month by month

Best time for low prices in Hakodate

Average prices of hotels in Hakodate month by month

Generally, March is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Hakodate. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, August is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price of hiring a car in Hakodate

On average, it costs $ 61 per day to hire a car in Hakodate. This price varies by $ 15 depending on the month. In february, hiring a car costs an average of $ 57 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in august is $ 71.

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