The best times to visit Kotohira for ideal weather are

April 16th 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.

 

 


Other Kotohira Travel Info

Weather in Kotohira

Temperature

Average temperatures in Kotohira 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 29th 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 Kotohira, 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 92°F (33.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78°F (25.6°C) at night.

Kotohira Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Kotohira 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.

Kotohira Perceived Temperature (F)

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Kotohira Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Kotohira 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 48.7 42.5 34.9
Feb 50.3 43.6 35.6
Mar 56.5 48.7 39.8
Apr 65.4 57.1 48
May 74.9 66.2 57.7
Jun 80 72.9 67.1
Jul 87.6 80.3 74.8
Aug 90.6 82.9 76.8
Sep 84.1 76.6 69.4
Oct 74 66.6 58.5
Nov 63 56.2 48.1
Dec 53 46.9 39.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 9.3 5.8 1.6
Feb 10.2 6.4 2
Mar 13.6 9.3 4.3
Apr 18.6 13.9 8.9
May 23.8 19 14.3
Jun 26.7 22.7 19.5
Jul 30.9 26.8 23.8
Aug 32.6 28.3 24.9
Sep 28.9 24.8 20.8
Oct 23.3 19.2 14.7
Nov 17.2 13.4 8.9
Dec 11.7 8.3 4.1

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kotohira are January, December, 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 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 mid June with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 18th.

When can you find snow in Kotohira? 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 Kotohira.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kotohira (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 13% 0 1.6
Feb 23% 0 2.4
Mar 23% 0 3.5
Apr 24% 0 3.1
May 21% 0 4.3
Jun 29% 0 6.6
Jul 25% 0 5.9
Aug 18% 0 4.2
Sep 22% 0 5.8
Oct 18% 0 4.3
Nov 18% 0 2.5
Dec 15% 0 2.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 13 0 4.1
Feb 23 0 6.1
Mar 23 0 8.9
Apr 24 0 7.9
May 21 0 10.9
Jun 29 0 16.8
Jul 25 0 15
Aug 18 0 10.7
Sep 22 0 14.7
Oct 18 0 10.9
Nov 18 0 6.4
Dec 15 0 6.1

 

Humidity and Wind

Kotohira has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is January (50.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (68.2%).

Wind in Kotohira is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by January and March. December’s average wind speed of around 5.7 knots (6.6 MPH or 10.6 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 early December where average top sustained speeds reach 10.6 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 5.3 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.9 Light breeze 8.9 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.9 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.7 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
May 4.1 Light breeze 8.1 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.8 Barely noticeable 7.4 Gentle breeze
Jul 4 Light breeze 7.8 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.1 Light breeze 8 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.2 Light breeze 8.2 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.3 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.6 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.7 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 50.9%
Feb 53.8%
Mar 52.6%
Apr 53.1%
May 54.8%
Jun 67.1%
Jul 68.2%
Aug 65.1%
Sep 62.5%
Oct 59%
Nov 58.3%
Dec 53%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Kotohira?

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 Kotohira, 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 Kotohira 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

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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 48 in October means 48% of the tourists vs. February.

 

 

Overall Kotohira Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 76.9°F (24.9°C) and 52.7°F (11.5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 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 Kotohira, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 87°F (30.6°C) and 58.5°F (14.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 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 Kotohira to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 54.8°F (12.7°C) and 48.1°F (8.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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