The best times to visit Hokuriku for ideal weather are

April 23rd to July 8th


September 10th to November 18th

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



Other Hokuriku Travel Info

Weather in Hokuriku


Average temperatures in Hokuriku vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 23rd 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 Hokuriku, 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 89.6°F (32°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.4°F (24.7°C) at night.

Hokuriku Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Hokuriku 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.

Hokuriku Perceived Temperature (F)


Hokuriku Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Hokuriku 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 44 38.5 32.8
Feb 45.6 39.5 32.7
Mar 52.4 45.1 37.1
Apr 62.1 54.1 45
May 71.7 63.6 55.1
Jun 78.6 71.5 65
Jul 85.7 79.1 73.2
Aug 88.6 81.4 75.1
Sep 81.4 74 67.2
Oct 71.5 63.8 56.3
Nov 60 53.1 45.8
Dec 49.3 43.4 37.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 6.7 3.6 0.4
Feb 7.6 4.2 0.4
Mar 11.3 7.3 2.8
Apr 16.7 12.3 7.2
May 22.1 17.6 12.8
Jun 25.9 21.9 18.3
Jul 29.8 26.2 22.9
Aug 31.4 27.4 23.9
Sep 27.4 23.3 19.6
Oct 21.9 17.7 13.5
Nov 15.6 11.7 7.7
Dec 9.6 6.3 2.8



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Hokuriku are August, June, 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 early August. For example, on the week of July 30th 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 5 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.

When can you find snow in Hokuriku? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Hokuriku is often around around January 1st 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 Hokuriku.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 65% 1.4 9.5
Feb 53% 1.9 6.5
Mar 48% 1 7.1
Apr 36% 0 5.8
May 29% 0 5.3
Jun 28% 0 6.4
Jul 34% 0 8.3
Aug 25% 0 7.9
Sep 31% 0 9.2
Oct 32% 0 7.6
Nov 56% 0 11.4
Dec 73% 1.2 14.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 65 3.6 24.1
Feb 53 4.8 16.5
Mar 48 2.5 18
Apr 36 0 14.7
May 29 0 13.5
Jun 28 0 16.3
Jul 34 0 21.1
Aug 25 0 20.1
Sep 31 0 23.4
Oct 32 0 19.3
Nov 56 0 29
Dec 73 3 36.8


Humidity and Wind

Hokuriku has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (52.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (66.4%).

Wind in Hokuriku is usually moderate. The windiest month is December, followed by March and January. December’s average wind speed of around 9.4 knots (10.9 MPH or 17.5 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 18.1 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 8.4 Gentle breeze 15.3 Significant breeze
Feb 8 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Mar 8.5 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
Apr 7.7 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
May 7.1 Gentle breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Jun 6.3 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Jul 6.6 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Aug 6.4 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Sep 6.4 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Oct 6.9 Light breeze 13 Significant breeze
Nov 7.9 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
Dec 9.4 Gentle breeze 17.1 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 62.8%
Feb 59.2%
Mar 54.9%
Apr 52.9%
May 55.1%
Jun 64.8%
Jul 66.4%
Aug 63.8%
Sep 63.6%
Oct 59%
Nov 61.1%
Dec 63.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to Hokuriku?

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 Hokuriku, Japan is May, followed by October and March. 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 Hokuriku in July. 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 82.7 in July means 82.7% of the tourists vs. May.



Overall Hokuriku Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 74.7°F (23.7°C) and 48.5°F (9.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 9 to 15 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 quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 8 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Hokuriku, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 83.5°F (28.6°C) and 56°F (13.3°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 9 to 17 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Hokuriku to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 51.8°F (11°C) and 42.9°F (6.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 15 to 23 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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