When is the best time to go to Kamakura?

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

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

Annual weather in Kamakura

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

January 43°F/52°F
February 45°F/52°F
March 49°F/58°F
April 58°F/65°F
May 67°F/74°F
June 72°F/77°F
July 79°F/85°F
August 81°F/88°F
September 76°F/83°F
October 67°F/74°F
November 58°F/67°F
December 49°F/58°F

Weather and climate in Kamakura

Kamakura 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 Kamakura is 70°F (ranging from 52°F in january to 88°F in august). Annual rainfall is 43.5in, with a minimum of 1.8in in january and a maximum of 5.5in in october.
  • Between january and february the climate is unfavorable. the thermometer goes up to 52°F°C and, in february, 4 days of rain are expected.
  • In march the climate is not good, but still OK. At lunchtime, it's 56°F in average and it rains about 16% of the time in march.
  • Between april and november the climate is good. In average, on the morning it is 58°F and it rains in november about 2.3in.
  • In the month of december the climate is correct. The record temperature this month is 72°F.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Kamakura

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

Find out when Kamakura 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 Kamakura

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

Figure: Visitor index for Kamakura month by month

Best time for low prices in Kamakura

Average prices of hotels in Kamakura month by month

Generally, June is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Kamakura. 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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