Weather in April in Japan

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in April in Japan. Is this month a good time to go to Japan? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Japan in April?

The weather in Japan in April ranges from poor to perfect depending on the destination.

April has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from very cold in Mount Fuji with -6°C (21°F) to warm temperatures in Ishigaki Island with 26°C (79°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 21°C (70°F) in Ishigaki Island and -12°C (10°F) in Mount Fuji.

Precipitation ranges from moderate in Kutsugata with 44mm (1.7inch) rainfall to heavy in Hachijojima with 239mm (9.4inch) rainfall. In general it is also a moderate sunny month with an average of 176 hours of sunshine in Tokyo during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Japan.

Where to go in Japan in April

Find the average weather conditions in April for the most popular destinations in Japan on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Japan

What is the weather like in April for the 5 most popular destinations in Japan?

Average weather in Tokyo

In April Tokyo generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 20°C (67°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 10°C (50°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Tokyo
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
14°C / 58°F 
5°C / 41°F 
177 hours 
118mm / 4.6inch 
10 days 
20°C / 67°F 
10°C / 50°F 
176 hours 
132mm / 5.2inch 
11 days 
May   >> May
>>  
24°C / 75°F 
15°C / 59°F 
180 hours 
138mm / 5.4inch 
12 days 
Climate in Tokyo

Average weather in Kyoto

In April Kyoto generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 20°C (68°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 9°C (48°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Kyoto
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
14°C / 56°F 
4°C / 39°F 
150 hours 
113mm / 4.4inch 
12 days 
poor 
20°C / 68°F 
9°C / 48°F 
178 hours 
115mm / 4.5inch 
11 days 
May   >> May
>>  
25°C / 77°F 
14°C / 57°F 
185 hours 
165mm / 6.5inch 
12 days 
Climate in Kyoto

Average weather in Arashiyama

In April Arashiyama generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 20°C (68°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 9°C (48°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Arashiyama
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
14°C / 56°F 
4°C / 39°F 
150 hours 
113mm / 4.4inch 
12 days 
poor 
20°C / 68°F 
9°C / 48°F 
178 hours 
115mm / 4.5inch 
11 days 
May   >> May
>>  
25°C / 77°F 
14°C / 57°F 
185 hours 
165mm / 6.5inch 
12 days 
Climate in Arashiyama

Average weather in Osaka

In April Osaka generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 20°C (68°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 11°C (51°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Osaka
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
14°C / 57°F 
6°C / 42°F 
171 hours 
104mm / 4.1inch 
11 days 
20°C / 68°F 
11°C / 51°F 
188 hours 
103mm / 4.1inch 
10 days 
May   >> May
>>  
25°C / 76°F 
16°C / 60°F 
202 hours 
145mm / 5.7inch 
11 days 
Climate in Osaka

Average weather in Hakuba

In April Hakuba generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 15°C (58°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 2°C (35°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Hakuba
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
7°C / 44°F 
-4°C / 25°F 
145 hours 
144mm / 5.7inch 
poor 
15°C / 58°F 
2°C / 35°F 
177 hours 
117mm / 4.6inch 
May   >> May
>>  
21°C / 69°F 
8°C / 46°F 
177 hours 
147mm / 5.8inch 
Climate in Hakuba

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Japan.

Is April the best time to go to Japan?

In our opinion April is a good time to visit Japan with commonly tolerable weather in Tokyo. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

On average the best time to visit Japan is in May and June with generally pleasant weather in Tokyo. The worst months are January and February that can have poor weather conditions.

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