Journey Into Japan - 2019
Behind the tourist façade
Frequently Asked Questions

Japan Weather - Tokyo, Kanazawa, Takayama, Osaka


Here is a page with a nice collection of weather statistics on a monthly basis.


The Weatherbase site has some nicely presented info:

  • List of Japanese cities, each a link to the weather in each city

  • Selecting one of our cities leads you to a page of monthly average statistics (low temperature, average temperature, high temperature, precipitation, length of day[light])

  • From each city page there are arrows pointing to the left and right; the arrows are part of a ring or cycle that goes through five distinct pages


As we get closer to departure, you might want to use the weekly forecasts from the Japan Meteorological Agency.


As a general summary, one would expect mild to cool temperatures (lower 60's for lows, upper 60's to low 70's for highs in Tokyo, Kanazawa, and Osaka, and mid 40's to mid 60's in Takayama).

October can be a rainy month, especially in Tokyo and Kanazawa, so a collapsible umbrella and / or a jacket with a hood are likely to come in handy.