When is the best time to go to Shizuoka?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Shizuoka are April, May, August and November
  • On average, the warmest months are July and August
  • January is the coldest month of the year
  • July is the rainiest month
  • August is the best month for swimming

Annual weather in Shizuoka

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

January 40°F/52°F
February 41°F/54°F
March 45°F/58°F
April 54°F/65°F
May 63°F/74°F
June 70°F/77°F
July 76°F/85°F
August 77°F/88°F
September 72°F/83°F
October 61°F/74°F
November 54°F/65°F
December 45°F/56°F

Weather and climate in Shizuoka

Shizuoka 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 Shizuoka is 68°F (ranging from 52°F in january to 88°F in august). Annual rainfall is 98in, with a minimum of 3.6in in january and a maximum of 14.4in in july.
  • From january to february the climate is very unfavorable. At lunchtime, it's 52°F in average and it rains about 19% of the time in february.
  • In march the climate is passable, but still OK. the thermometer goes up to 58°F°C and, in march, 8 days of rain are expected.
  • Between april and june the climate is good. The record temperature this month is 92°F and it rains about 10.4in each month.
  • In the month of july the climate is just OK. The record temperature this month is 94°F.
  • Between august and november the climate is beautiful. By early evening, the temperature averages 58°F and it rains in november about 5.3in.
  • In december the climate is the worst possible. By early evening, the temperature averages 49°F and it rains about 4.3in each month.

Charts: temperature and rainfall in Shizuoka

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

Find out when Shizuoka 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 Shizuoka

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

Figure: Visitor index for Shizuoka month by month

Best time for low prices in Shizuoka

Average prices of hotels in Shizuoka month by month

Generally, February is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Shizuoka. 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 Shizuoka

On average, it costs $ 60 per day to hire a car in Shizuoka. This price varies by $ 39 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 $ 88.

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