The best times to visit Hikari for ideal weather are
April 9th to June 24th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Hikari Travel Guide
Other Hikari Travel Info
Weather in Hikari
Average temperatures in Hikari vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice some of the year, but often too hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 30th 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 Hikari, 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 91.2°F (32.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.8°F (25.4°C) at night.
Hikari Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Hikari Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Hikari Perceived Temperature (F)
Hikari Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Hikari 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Hikari are January, October, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early July with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 2nd.
When can you find snow in Hikari? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to early to mid December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Hikari is often around around December 10th 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 Hikari.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Hikari (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Hikari has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is January (52.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (69.5%).
Wind in Hikari is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by October and March. December’s average wind speed of around 6.5 knots (7.5 MPH or 12 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 13.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Hikari.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||6.1||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6.3||Light breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6.3||Light breeze||13.2||Significant breeze|
|Apr||6.1||Light breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|May||5.5||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Jun||4.7||Light breeze||10||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.5||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Aug||5.4||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Sep||5.8||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Oct||6.4||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6||Light breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.5||Light breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Hikari?
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 Hikari, Japan is February, followed by March and July. 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 Hikari in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Hikari Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 76.4°F (24.7°C) and 52.9°F (11.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 6 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Hikari, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 85.3°F (29.6°C) and 58.9°F (14.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 6 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 too cold this time of year in Hikari to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 55.1°F (12.8°C) and 48.6°F (9.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.