When is the best time to go to Takayama?

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

  • The best months in Takayama are May, June, August, September and October
  • On average, the warmest months are July and August
  • January is the coldest month of the year
  • July is the rainiest month

Annual weather in Takayama

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

January 14°F/23°F
February 16°F/29°F
March 27°F/40°F
April 38°F/54°F
May 50°F/68°F
June 59°F/74°F
July 65°F/79°F
August 67°F/83°F
September 58°F/72°F
October 47°F/59°F
November 32°F/43°F
December 20°F/29°F

Weather and climate in Takayama

Takayama enjoys a warm-summer humid continental climate (without dry season) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Takayama is 54°F (ranging from 23°F in january to 83°F in august). Annual rainfall is 163.7in, with a minimum of 9.3in in november and a maximum of 23.3in in july.
  • Between the months of january and march the climate is very bad. In average, on the morning it is 31°F and, in march, 12 days of rain are expected.
  • In the month of april the climate is okay. The temperature rises to 54°F and, in april, 11 days of rain are expected.
  • In may the climate is good. By early evening, the temperature averages 49°F and it rains about 12.3in each month.
  • In june the climate is not good, but still OK. The record temperature this month is 85°F and, in june, 14 days of rain are expected.
  • In the month of july the climate is not good. the thermometer goes up to 79°F°C and it rains about 23.3in each month.
  • In august the climate is just OK. In average, on the morning it is 68°F and it rains in august about 17.7in.
  • Between the months of september and october the climate is beautiful. In average, on the morning it is 49°F.
  • From november to december the climate is the worst possible. It is for example 29°F as maximum temperature in december and it rains in december about 12.6in.

Charts: temperature and rainfall in Takayama

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Takayama: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Takayama

Find out when Takayama 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 Takayama

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

Figure: Visitor index for Takayama month by month

Best time for low prices in Takayama

Average prices of hotels in Takayama month by month

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