When is the best time to go to Sapporo (Hokkaido)?

When is the best time to go to Sapporo (Hokkaido)? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Sapporo (Hokkaido) are June, July, August and September
  • On average, the warmest months are July and August
  • The coldest months are January and February
  • The rainiest months are July, August and September
  • August is the best month for swimming

Annual weather in Sapporo (Hokkaido)

For full information about the climate and weather in Sapporo (Hokkaido) a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 18°F/27°F
February 18°F/27°F
March 25°F/34°F
April 36°F/49°F
May 49°F/63°F
June 56°F/70°F
July 63°F/77°F
August 65°F/77°F
September 58°F/70°F
October 45°F/58°F
November 34°F/43°F
December 23°F/31°F

Weather and climate in Sapporo (Hokkaido)

Sapporo (Hokkaido) enjoys a warm-summer humid continental climate (without dry season) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Sapporo (Hokkaido) is 52°F (ranging from 27°F in january to 77°F in august). Annual rainfall is 75.7in, with a minimum of 4.4in in april and a maximum of 9.4in in august.
  • From january to april the climate is the worst possible. The record temperature this month is 76°F and, in april, 7 days of rain are expected.
  • In may the climate is just OK. It is for example 63°F as maximum temperature in may and it rains about 5in each month.
  • In june the climate is beautiful. The record temperature this month is 90°F and you can expect to have 5.8in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • In the month of july the climate is just OK. At lunchtime, it's 74°F in average and it rains about 8.3in each month.
  • In the month of august the climate is beautiful. In average, on the morning it is 65°F.
  • Between the months of september and october the climate is passable, but still OK. The temperature rises to 58°F and it rains about 5.7in each month.
  • Between the months of november and december the climate is the worst possible. the thermometer goes up to 31°F°C and you can expect to have 6.7in of rainfall/month during this period.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Sapporo (Hokkaido)

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Sapporo (Hokkaido): 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 Sapporo (Hokkaido)

Find out when Sapporo (Hokkaido) 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 Sapporo (Hokkaido)

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

Figure: Visitor index for Sapporo (Hokkaido) month by month

Best time for low prices in Sapporo (Hokkaido)

Average prices of hotels in Sapporo (Hokkaido) month by month

Generally, April is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Sapporo (Hokkaido). So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, February is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price for flights to Sapporo (Hokkaido)

A return flight between London and Sapporo (Hokkaido) is generally cheaper if you go in may ($ 983 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 521 more for your airline ticket to Sapporo (Hokkaido) if you go in august.

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Average price of hiring a car in Sapporo (Hokkaido)

On average, it costs $ 17 per day to hire a car in Sapporo (Hokkaido). This price varies by $ 2.4 depending on the month. In september, hiring a car costs an average of $ 16 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in july is $ 18.

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