When is the best time to go to Okinawa?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Okinawa are March, April, September and November
  • On average, the warmest months are June, July, August and September
  • June is the rainiest month
  • The best months for swimming are June, July, August, September and October

Annual weather in Okinawa

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

January 65°F/67°F
February 65°F/68°F
March 67°F/70°F
April 70°F/74°F
May 76°F/77°F
June 81°F/83°F
July 83°F/86°F
August 85°F/86°F
September 83°F/85°F
October 79°F/81°F
November 74°F/76°F
December 67°F/70°F

Weather and climate in Okinawa

Okinawa 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 Okinawa is 77°F (ranging from 67°F in january to 86°F in august). Annual rainfall is 109.6in, with a minimum of 5.2in in november and a maximum of 17.4in in june.
  • From january to february the climate is not good, but still OK. At lunchtime, it's 67°F in average and it rains about 25% of the time in february.
  • Between march and april the climate is favorable. By early evening, the temperature averages 72°F.
  • In may the climate is passable, but still OK. The record temperature this month is 85°F and you can expect to have 13.4in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • From june to august the climate is unfavorable. The record temperature this month is 92°F and, in august, 11 days of rain are expected.
  • From september to october the climate is okay. By early evening, the temperature averages 79°F and, in october, 9 days of rain are expected.
  • In november the climate is beautiful. The record temperature this month is 83°F.
  • In the month of december the climate is not good, but still OK. By early evening, the temperature averages 68°F and it rains about 24% of the time in december.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Okinawa

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

Find out when Okinawa 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 Okinawa

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

Figure: Visitor index for Okinawa month by month

Best time for low prices in Okinawa

Average prices of hotels in Okinawa month by month

Generally, March is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Okinawa. 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 Okinawa

On average, it costs $ 77 per day to hire a car in Okinawa. This price varies by $ 31 depending on the month. In march, hiring a car costs an average of $ 66 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in august is $ 96.

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