When is the best time to go to Tokyo?

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

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

Annual weather in Tokyo

Infographic of the best times to visit Tokyo
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Weather details in Tokyo month by month

To get all the information about the climate and weather in Tokyo for a specific month, click on the corresponding link below:

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Weather and climate in Tokyo

Tokyo 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 Tokyo is 70°F (ranging from 52°F in january to 90°F in august). Annual rainfall is 45in, with a minimum of 2.1in in december and a maximum of 5.7in in october.
  • Between january and february the climate is not good. At lunchtime, it's 50°F in average and it rains in february about 2.8in.
  • In march the climate is passable, but still OK. In average, on the morning it is 49°F and you can expect to have 3.9in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • Between april and november the climate is favorable. At lunchtime, it's 63°F in average.
  • In the month of december the climate is unfavorable. the thermometer goes up to 56°F°C and it rains about 2.1in each month.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Tokyo

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

Find out when Tokyo 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 Tokyo

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

Figure: Visitor index for Tokyo month by month

Best time for low prices in Tokyo

Average prices of hotels in Tokyo month by month

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

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Average price for flights to Tokyo

A return flight between London and Tokyo is generally cheaper if you go in february ($ 781 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 385 more for your airline ticket to Tokyo if you go in august.

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Average price of hiring a car in Tokyo

On average, it costs $ 16 per day to hire a car in Tokyo. This price varies by $ 3.3 depending on the month. In september, hiring a car costs an average of $ 14 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in april is $ 17.

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