The best times to visit Koshinetsu for ideal weather are

April 30th to June 24th

or

September 17th to October 28th

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

 

 


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Weather in Koshinetsu

Temperature

Average temperatures in Koshinetsu 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 19th 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 Koshinetsu, 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 73.4°F (23°C) at night.

Koshinetsu Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Koshinetsu Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Koshinetsu Perceived Temperature (F)

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Koshinetsu Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Koshinetsu 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 41.6 35.9 30.1
Feb 43.5 36.8 29.6
Mar 50.8 42.3 33.4
Apr 62.6 52.3 41.1
May 73 62.6 51.6
Jun 79.3 70.3 61.6
Jul 85.7 77.5 70.5
Aug 88.4 79.7 72.3
Sep 81.5 72.5 64.4
Oct 71 61.6 52.6
Nov 59.5 50.9 42.3
Dec 48 41.1 34.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 5.3 2.2 -1.1
Feb 6.4 2.7 -1.3
Mar 10.4 5.7 0.8
Apr 17 11.3 5.1
May 22.8 17 10.9
Jun 26.3 21.3 16.4
Jul 29.8 25.3 21.4
Aug 31.3 26.5 22.4
Sep 27.5 22.5 18
Oct 21.7 16.4 11.4
Nov 15.3 10.5 5.7
Dec 8.9 5.1 1.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Koshinetsu are May, August, and then June. 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 January with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of January 8th.

When can you find snow in Koshinetsu? Weather stations report no annual snow. 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 Koshinetsu.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 71% 0 17.2
Feb 60% 0 8.9
Mar 55% 0 7.8
Apr 34% 0 4.3
May 24% 0 3.3
Jun 27% 0 5.6
Jul 37% 0 7.4
Aug 27% 0 6.4
Sep 32% 0 7.6
Oct 35% 0 8.1
Nov 51% 0 12.6
Dec 69% 0 19.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 71 0 43.7
Feb 60 0 22.6
Mar 55 0 19.8
Apr 34 0 10.9
May 24 0 8.4
Jun 27 0 14.2
Jul 37 0 18.8
Aug 27 0 16.3
Sep 32 0 19.3
Oct 35 0 20.6
Nov 51 0 32
Dec 69 0 49.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Koshinetsu has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (57% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (74.2%).

Wind in Koshinetsu is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by April and January. December’s average wind speed of around 5.4 knots (6.2 MPH or 9.9 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 late April where average top sustained speeds reach 11.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 5 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.7 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.9 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.1 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
May 4.9 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.9 Barely noticeable 8.5 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.6 Barely noticeable 8.1 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.7 Barely noticeable 7.9 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.8 Barely noticeable 8.1 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.3 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.7 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.4 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 71.2%
Feb 67.8%
Mar 63%
Apr 57%
May 58.7%
Jun 69.7%
Jul 74.2%
Aug 72.1%
Sep 71.3%
Oct 69%
Nov 69.9%
Dec 70.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Koshinetsu?

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 Koshinetsu, 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 Koshinetsu 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

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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 Koshinetsu Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 75.4°F (24.1°C) and 46°F (7.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 7 to 17 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 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Koshinetsu, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 84.6°F (29.2°C) and 55.3°F (12.9°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 too cold this time of year in Koshinetsu to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 51.2°F (10.7°C) and 40.6°F (4.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 17 to 22 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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