Tokyo Climate & Weather


Tokyo lies in a temperate zone and enjoys a relatively mild, comfortable climate throughout the four seasons. The hot, humid summers are marked by periodic typhoons, and the dry winters bring crisp, clear skies.

Spring (March-May)

Early spring is still chilly and may require a heavy coat. But by May, when the first greens have sprouted, most days are comfortably warm enough to spend in short sleeves.The plum blossom is a good sign that the cold winter will soon end and spring is just around the corner, followed by the cherry blossom at its best in the Tokyo area between the end of March and the beginning of April to bring this beautiful season to a climax.

Summer (June-August)

Summer kicks off with the rainy season from late June to mid-July, when the air becomes heavy with humidity. Clear skies in July and August bring on the midsummer heat, with temperatures rising above 30ºC or even 35ºC for a spell of sweltering weather. Summer is when many interesting festivals and other events are held all over the country.

Autumn (September-November)

Autumn always brings such freshness with a light breeze and cool temperature after the hot and humid summer. All forests are dyed in glorious autumn colors. Chrysanthemums create beautiful displays with their abundance of flowers to enchant visitors to parks and gardens. And also the occasional typhoon may hit as late as October.

Winter (December-February)

In some years, winter can bring snow to the heart of Tokyo. The days are short, as twilight arrives between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.Central Japan and Northern Japan are highly reputed regions for winter sports. Southern Japan is comparatively mild and pleasant in winter.

Tokyo Climate Chart (2013)