The best times to visit Hakodate for ideal weather are

May 28th to October 7th

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



Other Hakodate Travel Info

Weather in Hakodate


Average temperatures in Hakodate 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 25th 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 Hakodate, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 81.7°F (27.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68°F (20°C) at night.

Hakodate Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Hakodate 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.

Hakodate Perceived Temperature (F)


Hakodate Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Hakodate 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 33.3 27.3 19.5
Feb 35.2 28.8 20.2
Mar 42.3 35.3 27.2
Apr 53.4 45.1 36
May 62.3 53.9 45.6
Jun 70 62.2 55.1
Jul 76.3 69.4 63.4
Aug 80 72.8 66.1
Sep 74.7 66.6 58.2
Oct 63.2 54.7 45
Nov 50.4 43.2 34.8
Dec 38.3 32.4 25.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 0.7 -2.6 -6.9
Feb 1.8 -1.8 -6.6
Mar 5.7 1.8 -2.7
Apr 11.9 7.3 2.2
May 16.8 12.2 7.6
Jun 21.1 16.8 12.8
Jul 24.6 20.8 17.4
Aug 26.7 22.7 18.9
Sep 23.7 19.2 14.6
Oct 17.3 12.6 7.2
Nov 10.2 6.2 1.6
Dec 3.5 0.2 -3.8



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Hakodate are June, April, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late June. For example, on the week of June 25th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late December with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.

When can you find snow in Hakodate? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Hakodate 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 Hakodate.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 33% 7.3 5.2
Feb 30% 10.2 3.3
Mar 25% 8.9 3.2
Apr 20% 0 3.2
May 22% 0 3.6
Jun 16% 0 2.5
Jul 28% 0 5.1
Aug 26% 0 5.7
Sep 29% 0 5.7
Oct 30% 0 4.4
Nov 39% 2.1 5.1
Dec 44% 3.3 6.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 33 18.5 13.2
Feb 30 25.9 8.4
Mar 25 22.6 8.1
Apr 20 0 8.1
May 22 0 9.1
Jun 16 0 6.4
Jul 28 0 13
Aug 26 0 14.5
Sep 29 0 14.5
Oct 30 0 11.2
Nov 39 5.3 13
Dec 44 8.4 16.5


Humidity and Wind

Hakodate has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (54.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (75.9%).

Wind in Hakodate is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and December. March’s average wind speed of around 8 knots (9.2 MPH or 14.7 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 early to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 16.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 7.2 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Feb 7.5 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Mar 8 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze
Apr 7.8 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze
May 7.1 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Jun 5.7 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.8 Light breeze 10.8 Significant breeze
Aug 5.7 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Sep 6.2 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Oct 7 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Nov 7.2 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Dec 7.7 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 61.7%
Feb 58.6%
Mar 57.7%
Apr 54.5%
May 64.7%
Jun 71.5%
Jul 75.9%
Aug 73.4%
Sep 68.8%
Oct 63.1%
Nov 63%
Dec 64.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to Hakodate?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Japan; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Nov 14, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Hakodate, 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 Hakodate 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 Hakodate Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 65.3°F (18.5°C) and 37.9°F (3.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 8 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 moderate precipitation with 5 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Hakodate, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 77.6°F (25.3°C) and 44.4°F (6.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 9 to 12 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 Hakodate to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 41.1°F (5.1°C) and 30.7°F (-0.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 8 to 14 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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