Weather in October in Japan

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

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

October has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from very cold in Mount Fuji with -0°C (32°F) to warm temperatures in Ishigaki Island with 29°C (84°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 24°C (75°F) in Ishigaki Island and -5°C (23°F) in Mount Fuji.

Precipitation ranges from moderate in Fukuoka with 75mm (3inch) rainfall to heavy in Hachijojima with 457mm (18inch) rainfall. October can be the wettest month of the year. In general it is also a moderate sunny month with an average of 129 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 October

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

Average weather in Tokyo

In October Tokyo generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 22°C (72°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 15°C (59°F) and heavy 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
27°C / 81°F 
20°C / 69°F 
128 hours 
225mm / 8.9inch 
13 days 
22°C / 72°F 
15°C / 59°F 
129 hours 
233mm / 9.2inch 
12 days 
17°C / 62°F 
9°C / 48°F 
147 hours 
97mm / 3.8inch 
8 days 
Climate in Tokyo

Average weather in Kyoto

In October Kyoto generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 23°C (73°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 14°C (57°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
29°C / 84°F 
20°C / 68°F 
140 hours 
180mm / 7.1inch 
11 days 
23°C / 73°F 
14°C / 57°F 
160 hours 
121mm / 4.8inch 
9 days 
17°C / 63°F 
8°C / 46°F 
140 hours 
73mm / 2.9inch 
8 days 
Climate in Kyoto

Average weather in Arashiyama

In October Arashiyama generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 23°C (73°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 14°C (57°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
29°C / 84°F 
20°C / 68°F 
140 hours 
180mm / 7.1inch 
11 days 
23°C / 73°F 
14°C / 57°F 
160 hours 
121mm / 4.8inch 
9 days 
17°C / 63°F 
8°C / 46°F 
140 hours 
73mm / 2.9inch 
8 days 
Climate in Arashiyama

Average weather in Osaka

In October Osaka generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 23°C (73°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 16°C (60°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
29°C / 85°F 
22°C / 71°F 
156 hours 
160mm / 6.3inch 
10 days 
23°C / 73°F 
16°C / 60°F 
163 hours 
112mm / 4.4inch 
9 days 
18°C / 64°F 
10°C / 50°F 
148 hours 
69mm / 2.7inch 
7 days 
Climate in Osaka

Average weather in Hakuba

In October Hakuba generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 18°C (64°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 7°C (45°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
24°C / 74°F 
14°C / 58°F 
115 hours 
186mm / 7.3inch 
18°C / 64°F 
7°C / 45°F 
129 hours 
122mm / 4.8inch 
11°C / 52°F 
1°C / 33°F 
110 hours 
109mm / 4.3inch 
poor 
Climate in Hakuba

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

Is October the best time to go to Japan?

In our opinion October 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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