The best times to visit Niseko for ideal weather are

May 28th to September 23rd

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



Other Niseko Travel Info

Weather in Niseko


Average temperatures in Niseko 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 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 Niseko, 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 81.1°F (27.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.5°F (18.1°C) at night.

Niseko Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Niseko 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.

Niseko Perceived Temperature (F)


Niseko Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Niseko 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 28.1 22 13.3
Feb 30.2 23.1 12.4
Mar 37.4 30.3 20.9
Apr 49.4 40.7 30.4
May 61.7 51.7 41.8
Jun 71.7 61.7 52.9
Jul 76.7 68 60.4
Aug 78.8 69.8 61.7
Sep 72.1 62.1 52.2
Oct 58.7 49.2 38.4
Nov 44.6 37.4 28.8
Dec 32.5 26.9 19

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -2.2 -5.6 -10.4
Feb -1 -4.9 -10.9
Mar 3 -0.9 -6.2
Apr 9.7 4.8 -0.9
May 16.5 10.9 5.4
Jun 22.1 16.5 11.6
Jul 24.8 20 15.8
Aug 26 21 16.5
Sep 22.3 16.7 11.2
Oct 14.8 9.6 3.6
Nov 7 3 -1.8
Dec 0.3 -2.8 -7.2



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Niseko are June, July, 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 late June. For example, on the week of June 25th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid January with an average of 6 days of significant precipitation the week of January 8th.

When can you find snow in Niseko? 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 Niseko.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 72% 0 8.7
Feb 58% 0 5
Mar 43% 0 4.5
Apr 25% 0 2.9
May 24% 0 2.9
Jun 17% 0 2
Jul 19% 0 3.6
Aug 29% 0 6.1
Sep 31% 0 5.6
Oct 37% 0 5.5
Nov 52% 0 7.3
Dec 68% 0 9.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 72 0 22.1
Feb 58 0 12.7
Mar 43 0 11.4
Apr 25 0 7.4
May 24 0 7.4
Jun 17 0 5.1
Jul 19 0 9.1
Aug 29 0 15.5
Sep 31 0 14.2
Oct 37 0 14
Nov 52 0 18.5
Dec 68 0 24.9


Humidity and Wind

Niseko has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (60.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (77.3%).

Wind in Niseko is usually calm. The windiest month is May, followed by April and March. May’s average wind speed of around 7.2 knots (8.3 MPH or 13.3 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 early May where average top sustained speeds reach 16.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 5.8 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Feb 6.3 Light breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Mar 6.6 Light breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Apr 6.7 Light breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
May 7.2 Gentle breeze 15.3 Significant breeze
Jun 6.5 Light breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Jul 6.3 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Aug 5.3 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Sep 5.1 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Oct 5.6 Light breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Nov 5.8 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Dec 6.2 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 74.3%
Feb 70.1%
Mar 66.1%
Apr 60.8%
May 65.8%
Jun 72.2%
Jul 77.3%
Aug 77.1%
Sep 74.5%
Oct 71%
Nov 72.7%
Dec 75.4%


Is it Safe to Travel to Niseko?

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 Niseko, 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 Niseko 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

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 Niseko Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 68.1°F (20.1°C) and 32.8°F (0.4°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 13 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 comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 5 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Niseko, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 75.4°F (24.1°C) and 38°F (3.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 9 to 16 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 far too cold this time of year in Niseko to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 35.1°F (1.7°C) and 25.5°F (-3.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 16 to 22 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


Best Times to TravelJapan › Niseko, Japan