Japan in may: average weather and climate, where to go?

How is the weather in Japan in may? Is it a good time to go to Kagoshima (Kyushu) and Niigata? Check this with weather averages and our advices on this page.

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Weather in Japan in may 2019

Here, check out the weather forecast for may for most popular cities in Japan. These predictions are probabilities for the month of may from weather reports for over 10 years. The percentage indicates the possibility of having the weather mentioned.

Average weather in may in Tokyo

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 18°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
47% of time

Partly Cloudy23%

Moderate rain at times12%

Cloudy11%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 24°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
48% of time

Partly Cloudy20%

Moderate rain at times18%

Cloudy10%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 21°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
45% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Moderate rain at times21%

Heavy rain8%

More information about the weather in Tokyo in may

Average weather in may in Kobe

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 16°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
45% of time

Partly Cloudy23%

Moderate rain at times15%

Heavy rain11%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 23°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
52% of time

Partly Cloudy22%

Moderate rain at times15%

Heavy rain7%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 21°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
47% of time

Partly Cloudy23%

Moderate rain at times20%

Heavy rain8%

More information about the weather in Kobe in may

Average weather in may in Kyoto

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 14°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
37% of time

Partly Cloudy20%

Fog16%

Moderate rain at times12%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 23°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
45% of time

Partly Cloudy22%

Moderate rain at times18%

Cloudy9%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 20°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
44% of time

Partly Cloudy22%

Moderate rain at times21%

Heavy rain10%

More information about the weather in Kyoto in may

Average weather in may in Osaka

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 17°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
50% of time

Partly Cloudy18%

Moderate rain at times12%

Heavy rain10%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 24°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
53% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Moderate rain at times15%

Cloudy7%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 22°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
49% of time

Moderate rain at times22%

Partly Cloudy21%

Cloudy6%

More information about the weather in Osaka in may

Average weather in may in Sapporo (Hokkaido)

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 10°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
29% of time

Partly Cloudy28%

Moderate rain at times18%

Heavy rain12%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 17°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
42% of time

Moderate rain at times23%

Partly Cloudy22%

Heavy rain9%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 14°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
43% of time

Moderate rain at times21%

Partly Cloudy19%

Heavy rain10%

More information about the weather in Sapporo (Hokkaido) in may

Average weather in may in Naha (Okinawa)

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 24°C

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
30% of time

Moderate rain at times22%

Clear/Sunny19%

Cloudy16%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 27°C

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
32% of time

Clear/Sunny21%

Moderate rain at times20%

Heavy rain16%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 26°C

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
28% of time

Moderate rain at times28%

Clear/Sunny22%

Heavy rain12%

More information about the weather in Naha (Okinawa) in may

Average weather in may in Aomori

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 12°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
33% of time

Partly Cloudy29%

Moderate rain at times14%

Heavy rain13%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 18°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
46% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Moderate rain at times18%

Cloudy9%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 15°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
48% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Moderate rain at times13%

Heavy rain11%

More information about the weather in Aomori in may

Average weather in may in Fukuoka

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 16°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
44% of time

Partly Cloudy18%

Moderate rain at times14%

Heavy rain11%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 23°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
48% of time

Partly Cloudy19%

Moderate rain at times19%

Cloudy9%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 21°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
52% of time

Partly Cloudy18%

Moderate rain at times16%

Heavy rain9%

More information about the weather in Fukuoka in may

Average weather in may in Hakodate

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 10°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
32% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Moderate rain at times14%

Cloudy14%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 16°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
43% of time

Partly Cloudy24%

Moderate rain at times16%

Heavy rain10%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 13°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
47% of time

Partly Cloudy23%

Moderate rain at times15%

Cloudy10%

More information about the weather in Hakodate in may

Average weather in may in Hakone

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 16°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
46% of time

Partly Cloudy25%

Moderate rain at times14%

Cloudy10%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 23°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
45% of time

Moderate rain at times21%

Partly Cloudy21%

Cloudy8%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 20°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
45% of time

Moderate rain at times25%

Partly Cloudy17%

Heavy rain10%

More information about the weather in Hakone in may

Average weather in may in Hiroshima

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 14°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
38% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Fog17%

Moderate rain at times11%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 23°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
50% of time

Partly Cloudy20%

Moderate rain at times15%

Heavy rain9%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 21°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
56% of time

Moderate rain at times18%

Partly Cloudy15%

Heavy rain8%

More information about the weather in Hiroshima in may

Average weather in may in Ise

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 16°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
47% of time

Partly Cloudy20%

Moderate rain at times16%

Heavy rain9%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 23°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
52% of time

Partly Cloudy20%

Moderate rain at times15%

Heavy rain9%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 20°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
50% of time

Moderate rain at times19%

Partly Cloudy18%

Heavy rain9%

More information about the weather in Ise in may

Average weather in may in Ishigaki-jima

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 26°C

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
30% of time

Moderate rain at times25%

Cloudy17%

Clear/Sunny16%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 28°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
27% of time

Partly Cloudy26%

Clear/Sunny21%

Heavy rain15%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 28°C

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
30% of time

Moderate rain at times27%

Clear/Sunny20%

Heavy rain15%

More information about the weather in Ishigaki-jima in may

Average weather in may in Izu

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 17°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
40% of time

Partly Cloudy29%

Moderate rain at times15%

Heavy rain10%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 21°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
51% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Moderate rain at times17%

Cloudy7%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 20°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
47% of time

Partly Cloudy20%

Moderate rain at times19%

Heavy rain8%

More information about the weather in Izu in may

Average weather in may in Kagoshima (Kyushu)

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 18°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
40% of time

Partly Cloudy20%

Moderate rain at times14%

Heavy rain13%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 24°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
45% of time

Partly Cloudy20%

Moderate rain at times18%

Heavy rain13%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 22°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
45% of time

Moderate rain at times21%

Partly Cloudy20%

Heavy rain11%

More information about the weather in Kagoshima (Kyushu) in may

Average weather in may in Kamakura

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 18°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
46% of time

Partly Cloudy26%

Moderate rain at times13%

Heavy rain9%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 23°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
49% of time

Partly Cloudy22%

Moderate rain at times17%

Heavy rain7%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 21°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
47% of time

Partly Cloudy20%

Moderate rain at times20%

Heavy rain8%

More information about the weather in Kamakura in may

Average weather in may in Kanazawa

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 14°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
52% of time

Partly Cloudy19%

Moderate rain at times14%

Heavy rain9%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 21°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
50% of time

Partly Cloudy20%

Moderate rain at times18%

Heavy rain8%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 18°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
52% of time

Partly Cloudy20%

Moderate rain at times20%

Heavy rain7%

More information about the weather in Kanazawa in may

Average weather in may in Karuizawa

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 11°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
39% of time

Partly Cloudy27%

Moderate rain at times13%

Fog10%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 20°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
50% of time

Moderate rain at times21%

Partly Cloudy19%

Heavy rain8%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 15°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
41% of time

Moderate rain at times29%

Partly Cloudy16%

Heavy rain11%

More information about the weather in Karuizawa in may

Average weather in may in Kitakyushu

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 17°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
45% of time

Partly Cloudy22%

Moderate rain at times12%

Heavy rain10%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 23°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
52% of time

Partly Cloudy19%

Moderate rain at times15%

Cloudy9%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 21°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
57% of time

Partly Cloudy18%

Moderate rain at times13%

Heavy rain10%

More information about the weather in Kitakyushu in may

Average weather in may in Kochi

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 15°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
51% of time

Partly Cloudy18%

Moderate rain at times15%

Fog8%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 24°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
50% of time

Partly Cloudy23%

Moderate rain at times17%

Heavy rain9%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 21°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
48% of time

Moderate rain at times22%

Partly Cloudy18%

Heavy rain10%

More information about the weather in Kochi in may

Weather details in may

In general, the month of May is characterized by humidity and a pleasant atmosphere due to a gentle heat throughout the day. However, the climate throughout May in Japan varies from one island to another.

Northern Japan in May

The mildness of the atmosphere and the presence of showers characterizes the climate in Sapporo at this time of year. The chances of having good sunny weather is equal to that of having rainy days.

The Center of Japan in May

With a pleasant heat, Tokyo and Kyoto are favored by mild weather conditions, despite the presence of showers; while in Sendai (Honshu), the mornings are very cool. One must therefore arrange for warm clothes if Sendai is on the itinerary.

Southwestern Japan in May

The climatic conditions of Naha and on the island of Okinawa in general provide heat and the abundant rains that are not favorable for the weather in Japan throughout May. Expect intense rainy days during the most part of the month.




Where to go in Japan in may?

Where to go in Japan in may: destination map

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warning in may the weather is different depending on the city and regions of the country.

Good news: It is not ideal 100%, but the weather in Japan in may should be good in Hakone, Izu, Niigata, Osaka, Karuizawa, Yokohama, Kitakyushu, Kobe, Sendai (Honshu), Nagano-shi, Hiroshima, Kanazawa, Yakushima, Nagoya, Nagasaki, Matsue, Shikoku, Nara, Kochi, Kamakura, Aomori, Kyoto, Kagoshima (Kyushu), Tokyo, Nikko, Fukuoka and Kumamoto. I allows to appreciate tours in these cities. And even why not take a little time to take a nap at the pool under the sun!

If you do not go lazing in the sun, but, for example for cultural tours or hiking, the cities of Ishigaki-jima, Naha (Okinawa), Hakodate and Sapporo (Hokkaido) have a OK but just acceptable weather for this kind of activity in may.


Climate in Japan in may

Climate in Tokyo in May

In the month of may, maximum temperature is 24°C and minimum temperature is 18°C (for an average temperature of 21°C). The climate quite pleasant here in may. With 135mm over 13 days, rain may occur for your holidays. But this is pretty reasonably and you will not be too bothered by it.
With good weather conditions, may is a good month to go in that area.

May
Average temperature 21°C
Highest temperature 24°C
Lowest temperature 18°C
Sea temperature 17.9°C
Rainfall 135mm
Number of days with rainfall 13 day(s)
(40%)
Humidity 79%
Cloud cover 35%
Length of day 14:03
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Climate in Kobe in May

In may, maximum temperature is 24°C and minimum temperature is 16°C (for an average temperature of 20°C). The climate quite nice in that area in this month. With 170mm over 12 days, you will experience some showers for your trip. But this is rather reasonably and you will not be too bothered by it.
With a good climate, may is a good month to go in Kobe.

May
Average temperature 20°C
Highest temperature 24°C
Lowest temperature 16°C
Sea temperature 18.4°C
Rainfall 170mm
Number of days with rainfall 12 day(s)
(37%)
Humidity 84%
Cloud cover 32%
Length of day 13:58
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Climate in Kyoto in May

In may, the mean temperature in Kyoto is 19°C (maximum temperature is 24°C and minimum temperature is 14°C). The climate quite pleasant in that locality in the month of may. With 169mm over 12 days, rain may occur throughout your journey. But this is moderate and it is only of temporary showers.
With good weather conditions, the month of may is an advisable month to go in this locality.

May
Average temperature 19°C
Highest temperature 24°C
Lowest temperature 14°C
Rainfall 169mm
Number of days with rainfall 12 day(s)
(38%)
Humidity 88%
Cloud cover 41%
Length of day 13:59
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Climate in Osaka in May

In may, maximum temperature is 25°C and minimum temperature is 17°C (for an average temperature of 21°C). The climate quite enjoyable in this city in the month of may. With 134mm over 11 days, rain may occur throughout your trip. But this is rather reasonably and you will not be too bothered by it.
With a good climate, the month of may is a good time to go in Osaka in Japan.

May
Average temperature 21°C
Highest temperature 25°C
Lowest temperature 17°C
Sea temperature 18.4°C
Rainfall 134mm
Number of days with rainfall 11 day(s)
(34%)
Humidity 83%
Cloud cover 32%
Length of day 13:59
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Climate in Sapporo (Hokkaido) in May

In may, maximum temperature is 17°C and minimum temperature is 10°C (for an average temperature of 13°C). The climate is fairly cold here in the month of may, but it is liveable when dressing hot. With 121mm over 15 days, rainfall can happen throughout your holidays. But this is reasonably and it will not be continuous.
With a correct climate, the month of may is okay (but not good time) for traveling in this city.

May
Average temperature 13°C
Highest temperature 17°C
Lowest temperature 10°C
Sea temperature 10.2°C
Rainfall 121mm
Number of days with rainfall 15 day(s)
(47%)
Humidity 85%
Cloud cover 44%
Length of day 14:39
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Weather data for Japan in may:

Weather data for Japan in may is derived from an average of the weather forecast since 2009 in Japan. There is a margin of error and these forecasts are to be considered as general information only. The weather in Japan can vary slightly from year to year, but these predictions should limit surprises. So you can pack your bags and check when is the best time of year to visit Japan.


All cities in Japan in may

Tokyo in maygood weather
Kobe in maygood weather
Kyoto in maygood weather
Osaka in maygood weather
Sapporo (Hokkaido) in maytolerable weather
Naha (Okinawa) in maytolerable weather
Aomori in maygood weather
Fukuoka in maygood weather
Hakodate in maytolerable weather
Hakone in maygood weather
Hiroshima in maygood weather
Ise in maygood weather
Ishigaki-jima in maytolerable weather
Izu in maygood weather
Kagoshima (Kyushu) in maygood weather
Kamakura in maygood weather
Kanazawa in maygood weather
Karuizawa in maygood weather
Kitakyushu in maygood weather
Kochi in maygood weather

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