The best times to visit Kurobe for ideal weather are

April 23rd to July 1st

or

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.


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Weather in Kurobe

Temperature

Average temperatures in Kurobe 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 Kurobe, 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 90.5°F (32.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75°F (23.9°C) at night.

Kurobe Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Kurobe 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.

Kurobe Perceived Temperature (F)

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Kurobe Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Kurobe 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan42.737.131.4
Feb4538.231.1
Mar52.744.435.7
Apr63.153.643.6
May73.363.754.1
Jun79.371.263.8
Jul86.378.671.8
Aug88.980.973.7
Sep81.373.565.9
Oct71.362.954.7
Nov59.852.244.5
Dec48.141.935.6

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan5.92.8-0.3
Feb7.23.4-0.5
Mar11.56.92.1
Apr17.3126.4
May22.917.612.3
Jun26.321.817.7
Jul30.225.922.1
Aug31.627.223.2
Sep27.423.118.8
Oct21.817.212.6
Nov15.411.26.9
Dec8.95.52


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kurobe are May, June, 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 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 December with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of December 10th.

When can you find snow in Kurobe? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Kurobe is often around around February 5th 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 Kurobe.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan58%3.69.5
Feb52%4.36.8
Mar46%2.86.7
Apr36%05.2
May26%04.3
Jun26%06.4
Jul38%08.9
Aug28%08.4
Sep31%07.5
Oct29%06.8
Nov52%09.9
Dec67%4.112.9

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan589.124.1
Feb5210.917.3
Mar467.117
Apr36013.2
May26010.9
Jun26016.3
Jul38022.6
Aug28021.3
Sep31019.1
Oct29017.3
Nov52025.1
Dec6710.432.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Kurobe has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (59% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (75%).

Wind in Kurobe is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and May. March’s average wind speed of around 6.3 knots (7.3 MPH or 11.7 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 to mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 13.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan5.3Light breeze10Gentle breeze
Feb5.4Light breeze10.4Gentle breeze
Mar6.3Light breeze12.4Gentle breeze
Apr6.3Light breeze12.6Significant breeze
May6Light breeze12Gentle breeze
Jun4.9Light breeze9.7Gentle breeze
Jul5.1Light breeze10.1Gentle breeze
Aug5.2Light breeze10Gentle breeze
Sep5.2Light breeze10Gentle breeze
Oct5.5Light breeze10.6Gentle breeze
Nov5.6Light breeze10.4Gentle breeze
Dec5.8Light breeze10.9Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan74.3%
Feb70.3%
Mar63.7%
Apr59%
May59.8%
Jun72.4%
Jul73.9%
Aug71.3%
Sep71.1%
Oct67.5%
Nov70.1%
Dec75%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Kurobe?

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 Kurobe, 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 Kurobe 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

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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 82.7 in July means 82.7% of the tourists vs. May.


Overall Kurobe Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 75.3°F (24.1°C) and 48.4°F (9.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 8 to 14 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 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Kurobe, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 83.8°F (28.8°C) and 55.5°F (13.1°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 9 to 16 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 Kurobe to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 51.1°F (10.6°C) and 41.8°F (5.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 15 to 21 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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