The best times to visit Akita for ideal weather are

April 30th to July 15th


September 10th to October 14th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Akita Travel Info

Weather in Akita


Average temperatures in Akita vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 21st percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Akita, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 86.3°F (30.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 71.8°F (22.1°C) at night.

Akita Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Akita Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Akita Perceived Temperature (F)


Akita Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Akita Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 37.4 32.4 27.2
Feb 39.1 33.2 27.1
Mar 45.7 39 31.9
Apr 57.2 49.1 39.8
May 67 59.3 51.3
Jun 76.4 68.5 60.8
Jul 81.5 74.8 68.6
Aug 84.7 77.3 70.6
Sep 78.5 70.2 62.4
Oct 66.7 58.4 49.7
Nov 54.3 47.2 39.7
Dec 42.2 37 31.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 3 0.2 -2.7
Feb 3.9 0.7 -2.7
Mar 7.6 3.9 -0.1
Apr 14 9.5 4.3
May 19.4 15.2 10.7
Jun 24.7 20.3 16
Jul 27.5 23.8 20.3
Aug 29.3 25.2 21.4
Sep 25.8 21.2 16.9
Oct 19.3 14.7 9.8
Nov 12.4 8.4 4.3
Dec 5.7 2.8 -0.5



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Akita are June, May, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early June. For example, on the week of June 4th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid December with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of December 10th.

When can you find snow in Akita? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Akita is often around around February 12th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Akita.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Akita (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 47% 4.6 7.4
Feb 40% 4.2 5.5
Mar 40% 0.9 5.1
Apr 27% 0 4.3
May 26% 0 4.4
Jun 22% 0 4.3
Jul 31% 0 8.7
Aug 26% 0 6.5
Sep 33% 0 7.3
Oct 43% 0 7.1
Nov 51% 0 8.1
Dec 57% 2.9 7.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 47 11.7 18.8
Feb 40 10.7 14
Mar 40 2.3 13
Apr 27 0 10.9
May 26 0 11.2
Jun 22 0 10.9
Jul 31 0 22.1
Aug 26 0 16.5
Sep 33 0 18.5
Oct 43 0 18
Nov 51 0 20.6
Dec 57 7.4 19.1


Humidity and Wind

Akita has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (55.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (72.7%).

Wind in Akita is usually moderate. The windiest month is December, followed by January and March. December’s average wind speed of around 10.1 knots (11.6 MPH or 18.7 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late December where average top sustained speeds reach 19.2 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Akita.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 9.8 Gentle breeze 16.4 Significant breeze
Feb 9.3 Gentle breeze 16.1 Significant breeze
Mar 9.4 Gentle breeze 16.3 Significant breeze
Apr 8.8 Gentle breeze 15.6 Significant breeze
May 8.1 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Jun 6.9 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Jul 6.6 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Aug 6.7 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Sep 6.9 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Oct 7.6 Gentle breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Nov 8.4 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
Dec 10.1 Gentle breeze 17 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 64.6%
Feb 60.4%
Mar 59.8%
Apr 55.7%
May 63.5%
Jun 64.6%
Jul 72.7%
Aug 70.7%
Sep 66.2%
Oct 63.1%
Nov 65.1%
Dec 66.3%


Is it Safe to Travel to Akita?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe, except in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are regional travel advisories for Japan; exercise normal security precautions and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 01, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Akita, Japan is January, followed by March and April. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Akita in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 73.3 in December means 73.3% of the tourists vs. January.



Overall Akita Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 72.3°F (22.4°C) and 42.1°F (5.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 8 to 12 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 7 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Akita, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 82.4°F (28°C) and 49.5°F (9.7°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 10 to 15 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Akita to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 45.1°F (7.3°C) and 35.7°F (2.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 11 to 18 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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