HOLIDAY WEATHER Tokyo
Spring in Tokyo
Japan is famous worldwide for its stunning spring blossoms, and Tokyo is no exception. In March and April, the city bursts with colour. Although the blossoms last only a few days, they are an iconic part of Japanese culture and you won't want to miss a special trip to one of the parks to view them.
During the spring months, temperatures in Tokyo range from around 10-14°C but nights can be chillier. It rains every few days in the spring, and March can still get an inch or so of snow in some years.
In Tokyo, the summer is the warmest but also the wettest season of the year. June and July each have around 12-14 rainy days, and temperatures are warm in the mid-20s Celsius. Take an umbrella! The rain lessens off in August, but the temperatures skyrocket, regularly reaching 31°C - and feeling hotter in the urban environment.
If you're visiting Tokyo in the summer, take a sunhat or parasol, sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen, plus light cotton clothing. August and September can see some ferocious thunderstorms as typhoons lash the coast.
It's worth noting that Tokyo is less crowded in July and August, as many local people had out on their own holidays, so this can make it an appealing travel time for those who want to avoid the crowds.
Just as the spring heralds in the pink blossoms, so the autumn period heralds gorgeous colours in Tokyo's parks and green spaces. The weather in autumn is pleasantly mild and often quite bright, although there's still a fair bit of rain around in October, slowing down in November. Day time temperatures hover between 13 and 18°C but nights can be chilly so bring a warm jacket.
Clear and Cold
Winter in Tokyo generally brings clear, crisp skies and cool temperatures. Bring some warmer clothing, as temperatures can dip to freezing at night; during the day you can expect around 4-5°C. It doesn't snow very often in Tokyo, but if you're there over the winter you might catch some snow for a few days.
Be aware that much of the city shuts down for the New Year celebrations at the end of December and for the first few days of January. Even museums, restaurants and shops close, so this generally isn't a good time to be a visitor in Tokyo.