When is the best time to go to Kanazawa?

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

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

Annual weather in Kanazawa

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

January 36°F/43°F
February 36°F/45°F
March 41°F/50°F
April 50°F/59°F
May 59°F/70°F
June 68°F/76°F
July 76°F/83°F
August 77°F/86°F
September 70°F/79°F
October 59°F/70°F
November 52°F/59°F
December 41°F/49°F

Weather and climate in Kanazawa

Kanazawa 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 Kanazawa is 65°F (ranging from 43°F in january to 86°F in august). Annual rainfall is 113.5in, with a minimum of 6.5in in may and a maximum of 13.1in in december.
  • From january to february the climate is very unfavorable. The temperature rises to 45°F and it rains about 38% of the time in february.
  • In the month of march the climate is not good. The temperature rises to 50°F and, in march, 10 days of rain are expected.
  • In april the climate is okay. The temperature rises to 59°F and you can expect to have 6.9in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • Between may and june the climate is favorable. In average, on the morning it is 68°F and, in june, 8 days of rain are expected.
  • In the month of july the climate is okay. the thermometer goes up to 83°F°C and it rains about 12.7in each month.
  • Between august and october the climate is good. The record temperature this month is 88°F and it rains about 8in each month.
  • In the month of november the climate is passable, but still OK. The record temperature this month is 76°F and it rains about 8.9in each month.
  • In december the climate is bad. At lunchtime, it's 49°F in average and it rains about 13.1in each month.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Kanazawa

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

Find out when Kanazawa 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 Kanazawa

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

Figure: Visitor index for Kanazawa month by month

Best time for low prices in Kanazawa

Average prices of hotels in Kanazawa month by month

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

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Average price of hiring a car in Kanazawa

On average, it costs $ 56 per day to hire a car in Kanazawa. This price varies by $ 12 depending on the month. In february, hiring a car costs an average of $ 50 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in april is $ 61.

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