Japan weather in April

Planning a getaway to Japan this April and curious about the weather you should prepare for? Discover all the vital details you need on this page, solving your puzzle:

What is the weather like in Japan in April?

Japan has a wide variety of climate types. During April, you can expect temperatures that range from cold to warm and precipitation levels ranging from moderate to heavy.

During the day temperatures vary from cold in Nemuro at 5°C to warm in Iriomote at 25°C. At night it cools down to 22°C in Iriomote and 1°C in Nemuro.

In April, precipitation varies across different areas. From moderate rainfall in Kafuka with an average of 62 mm to heavy rainfall in Shizuoka with 230 mm. Most cities enjoy a balanced amount of sunshine, with around 176 hours of sunlight anticipated in Tokyo. This ensures the days are neither too dim nor excessively sunny.

For a closer look at April's conditions in Japan, see the map below. For a more detailed look at Japan's yearly weather, check out our Japan climate page.

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.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm 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 pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 19°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 10°C 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 
5°C 
177 hours 
118 mm 
17 days 
19°C 
10°C 
176 hours 
122 mm 
16 days 
May   >> May
>>  
23°C 
16°C 
180 hours 
134 mm 
16 days 
Climate in Tokyo

Average weather in Kyoto

In April Kyoto generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 19°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 8°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable 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 
3°C 
150 hours 
125 mm 
21 days 
19°C 
8°C 
178 hours 
142 mm 
17 days 
May   >> May
>>  
24°C 
13°C 
185 hours 
155 mm 
15 days 
Climate in Kyoto

Average weather in Osaka

In April Osaka generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 20°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 10°C 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
<<  
15°C 
5°C 
171 hours 
113 mm 
19 days 
20°C 
10°C 
188 hours 
126 mm 
16 days 
May   >> May
>>  
25°C 
15°C 
202 hours 
141 mm 
15 days 
Climate in Osaka

Average weather in Hakuba

In April Hakuba generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 11°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 1°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Hakuba
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
<<  
5°C 
-4°C 
145 hours 
209 mm 
22 days 
poor 
11°C 
1°C 
177 hours 
187 mm 
17 days 
poor 
May   >> May
>>  
18°C 
8°C 
177 hours 
214 mm 
17 days 
poor 
Climate in Hakuba

Average weather in Hakone

In April Hakone generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 17°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 9°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Hakone
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
13°C 
5°C 
186 mm 
16 days 
poor 
17°C 
9°C 
188 mm 
16 days 
poor 
May   >> May
>>  
21°C 
14°C 
190 mm 
15 days 
Climate in Hakone

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Is April the best time to visit Japan?

Given the typically tolerable weather conditions in Tokyo, April might be a good time to visit Japan. It's worth noting that weather conditions might differ depending on the location you visit.

Generally speaking, the best visiting conditions can be found in May, June and November offering mostly pleasant weather in Tokyo. In contrast, January tends to have poor weather conditions.

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