Weather in March in Japan

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in March 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 March?

The weather in Japan in March ranges from poor to pleasant depending on the destination.

March has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from very cold in Mount Fuji with -11°C (12°F) to warm temperatures in Ishigaki Island with 24°C (75°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 19°C (65°F) in Ishigaki Island and -17°C (1°F) in Mount Fuji.

Precipitation ranges from moderate in Kutsugata with 36mm (1.4inch) snow/rainfall to heavy in Hachijojima with 258mm (10inch) rainfall. In general it is also a moderate sunny month with an average of 177 hours of sunshine in Tokyo during the whole month.

Where to go in Japan in March

Find the average weather conditions in March 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 March for the 5 most popular destinations in Japan?

Average weather in Tokyo

In March Tokyo generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 14°C (58°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 5°C (41°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant 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
11°C / 51°F 
2°C / 36°F 
170 hours 
60mm / 2.4inch 
7 days 
poor 
14°C / 58°F 
5°C / 41°F 
177 hours 
118mm / 4.6inch 
10 days 
April   >> April
>>  
20°C / 67°F 
10°C / 50°F 
176 hours 
132mm / 5.2inch 
11 days 
Climate in Tokyo

Average weather in Kyoto

In March Kyoto generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 14°C (56°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 4°C (39°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor 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
10°C / 50°F 
1°C / 35°F 
120 hours 
69mm / 2.7inch 
9 days 
poor 
14°C / 56°F 
4°C / 39°F 
150 hours 
113mm / 4.4inch 
12 days 
poor 
April   >> April
>>  
20°C / 68°F 
9°C / 48°F 
178 hours 
115mm / 4.5inch 
11 days 
Climate in Kyoto

Average weather in Arashiyama

In March Arashiyama generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 14°C (56°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 4°C (39°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor 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
10°C / 50°F 
1°C / 35°F 
120 hours 
69mm / 2.7inch 
9 days 
poor 
14°C / 56°F 
4°C / 39°F 
150 hours 
113mm / 4.4inch 
12 days 
poor 
April   >> April
>>  
20°C / 68°F 
9°C / 48°F 
178 hours 
115mm / 4.5inch 
11 days 
Climate in Arashiyama

Average weather in Osaka

In March Osaka generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 14°C (57°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 6°C (42°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant 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
10°C / 51°F 
3°C / 37°F 
140 hours 
61mm / 2.4inch 
7 days 
poor 
14°C / 57°F 
6°C / 42°F 
171 hours 
104mm / 4.1inch 
11 days 
April   >> April
>>  
20°C / 68°F 
11°C / 51°F 
188 hours 
103mm / 4.1inch 
10 days 
Climate in Osaka

Average weather in Hakuba

In March Hakuba generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 7°C (44°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -4°C (25°F) and high monthly snow/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 snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
2°C / 36°F 
-7°C / 19°F 
104 hours 
138mm / 5.4inch 
poor 
7°C / 44°F 
-4°C / 25°F 
145 hours 
144mm / 5.7inch 
poor 
April   >> April
>>  
15°C / 58°F 
2°C / 35°F 
177 hours 
117mm / 4.6inch 
Climate in Hakuba

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

Is March the best time to go to Japan?

In our opinion March is not the best time to visit Japan with commonly unpleasant weather in Tokyo.

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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