When is the best time to go to Hakone?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Hakone are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • On average, the warmest months are July and August
  • January is the coldest month of the year
  • The rainiest months are June, July, September and October
  • August is the best month for swimming

Annual weather in Hakone

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

January 38°F/50°F
February 40°F/52°F
March 45°F/58°F
April 52°F/65°F
May 63°F/74°F
June 70°F/77°F
July 76°F/85°F
August 79°F/88°F
September 72°F/81°F
October 61°F/72°F
November 52°F/65°F
December 43°F/54°F

Weather and climate in Hakone

Hakone enjoys a humid subtropical climate (without dry season and with hot summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Hakone is 68°F (ranging from 50°F in january to 88°F in august). Annual rainfall is 65.9in, with a minimum of 2.3in in january and a maximum of 8.8in in july.
  • In the month of january the climate is very bad. In average, on the morning it is 38°F and it rains about 11% of the time in january.
  • In february the climate is not good. It is for example 52°F as maximum temperature in february and it rains in february about 3.7in.
  • In the month of march the climate is passable, but still OK. At lunchtime, it's 56°F in average.
  • From april to may the climate is favorable. the thermometer goes up to 74°F°C.
  • Between the months of june and july the climate is not good, but still OK. the thermometer goes up to 85°F°C and you can expect to have 8.8in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • Between the months of august and november the climate is favorable. the thermometer goes up to 65°F°C and it rains about 3.5in each month.
  • In the month of december the climate is bad. The record temperature this month is 72°F and it rains in december about 2.8in.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Hakone

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Hakone: 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 Hakone

Find out when Hakone 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 Hakone

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

Figure: Visitor index for Hakone month by month

Best time for low prices in Hakone

Average prices of hotels in Hakone month by month

Generally, January is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Hakone. 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.

Find the best price for your hotel room

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