The best times to visit Odawara for ideal weather are

April 2nd to July 8th

or

September 10th to November 25th

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

 

 


Other Odawara Travel Info

Weather in Odawara

Temperature

Average temperatures in Odawara vary greatly. 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 33rd 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 Odawara, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid August where highs are regularly around 89.9°F (32.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.3°F (24.6°C) at night.

Odawara Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Odawara 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.

Odawara Perceived Temperature (F)

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Odawara Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Odawara 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 51.1 44.2 37.9
Feb 52.1 45 38.4
Mar 58.3 50.5 43.2
Apr 65.6 57.5 50.1
May 74 65.7 58.9
Jun 77.7 70.6 65.3
Jul 84.9 77.8 72.5
Aug 87.8 80.2 75.1
Sep 80.7 74.1 68.9
Oct 71.8 65.9 60.8
Nov 63 57.1 51.8
Dec 55 48.7 42.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 10.6 6.8 3.3
Feb 11.2 7.2 3.6
Mar 14.6 10.3 6.2
Apr 18.7 14.2 10.1
May 23.3 18.7 14.9
Jun 25.4 21.4 18.5
Jul 29.4 25.4 22.5
Aug 31 26.8 23.9
Sep 27.1 23.4 20.5
Oct 22.1 18.8 16
Nov 17.2 13.9 11
Dec 12.8 9.3 6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Odawara are January, August, and then December. 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 is 1 day 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 Odawara? 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 Odawara.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Odawara (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 14% 0 2.8
Feb 24% 0 4.3
Mar 27% 0 6.1
Apr 30% 0 7.5
May 28% 0 8.1
Jun 36% 0 9.7
Jul 29% 0 9.1
Aug 18% 0 6.1
Sep 30% 0 10.9
Oct 24% 0 8.6
Nov 23% 0 4.5
Dec 19% 0 3.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 14 0 7.1
Feb 24 0 10.9
Mar 27 0 15.5
Apr 30 0 19.1
May 28 0 20.6
Jun 36 0 24.6
Jul 29 0 23.1
Aug 18 0 15.5
Sep 30 0 27.7
Oct 24 0 21.8
Nov 23 0 11.4
Dec 19 0 9.9

 

Humidity and Wind

Odawara has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is January (46.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (72.4%).

Wind in Odawara is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by March and January. December’s average wind speed of around 6.9 knots (7.9 MPH or 12.7 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 March where average top sustained speeds reach 16.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 6 Light breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Feb 5.9 Light breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Mar 6.7 Light breeze 15 Significant breeze
Apr 5.9 Light breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
May 5.2 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Jun 4.3 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.5 Light breeze 10.1 Significant breeze
Aug 4.4 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.5 Light breeze 10.7 Significant breeze
Oct 5.2 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Nov 5.4 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Dec 6.9 Light breeze 14.6 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 46.6%
Feb 51.4%
Mar 51.4%
Apr 56.6%
May 60.5%
Jun 71.8%
Jul 72.4%
Aug 70.2%
Sep 69.8%
Oct 64.4%
Nov 58.8%
Dec 51%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Odawara?

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 Odawara, 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 Odawara 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 somewhat 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 Odawara Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 76°F (24.4°C) and 53.2°F (11.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 8 to 9 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 moderate precipitation with 5 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Odawara, 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 59.2°F (15.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 7 to 9 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 Odawara to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 56.7°F (13.7°C) and 49.8°F (9.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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