The best times to visit Shikotsu-Toya National Park 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.


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    Weather in Shikotsu-Toya National Park

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Shikotsu-Toya National Park 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 Shikotsu-Toya National Park, 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.

    Shikotsu-Toya National Park Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    Shikotsu-Toya National Park 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.

    Shikotsu-Toya National Park Perceived Temperature (F)

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    Shikotsu-Toya National Park Perceived Temperature (C)

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    Average Shikotsu-Toya National Park 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)
    Jan28.12213.3
    Feb30.223.112.4
    Mar37.430.320.9
    Apr49.440.730.4
    May61.751.741.8
    Jun71.761.752.9
    Jul76.76860.4
    Aug78.869.861.7
    Sep72.162.152.2
    Oct58.749.238.4
    Nov44.637.428.8
    Dec32.526.919

    Show Celsius

    MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan-2.2-5.6-10.4
    Feb-1-4.9-10.9
    Mar3-0.9-6.2
    Apr9.74.8-0.9
    May16.510.95.4
    Jun22.116.511.6
    Jul24.82015.8
    Aug262116.5
    Sep22.316.711.2
    Oct14.89.63.6
    Nov73-1.8
    Dec0.3-2.8-7.2


     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Shikotsu-Toya National Park 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 Shikotsu-Toya National Park? 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.

    Chanceof Precipitation

    The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Shikotsu-Toya National Park.

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    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

    The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Shikotsu-Toya National Park (in).

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    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan72%08.7
    Feb58%05
    Mar43%04.5
    Apr25%02.9
    May24%02.9
    Jun17%02
    Jul19%03.6
    Aug29%06.1
    Sep31%05.6
    Oct37%05.5
    Nov52%07.3
    Dec68%09.8

    Show Centimeters

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan72022.1
    Feb58012.7
    Mar43011.4
    Apr2507.4
    May2407.4
    Jun1705.1
    Jul1909.1
    Aug29015.5
    Sep31014.2
    Oct37014
    Nov52018.5
    Dec68024.9

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Shikotsu-Toya National Park 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 Shikotsu-Toya National Park 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 Shikotsu-Toya National Park.

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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
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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.

    MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
    Jan5.8Light breeze12.2Significant breeze
    Feb6.3Light breeze13.2Significant breeze
    Mar6.6Light breeze14.1Significant breeze
    Apr6.7Light breeze14.6Significant breeze
    May7.2Gentle breeze15.3Significant breeze
    Jun6.5Light breeze13.5Significant breeze
    Jul6.3Light breeze12.9Significant breeze
    Aug5.3Light breeze11.9Significant breeze
    Sep5.1Light breeze12.1Significant breeze
    Oct5.6Light breeze13.1Significant breeze
    Nov5.8Light breeze12.7Significant breeze
    Dec6.2Light breeze12.9Significant breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
    Jan74.3%
    Feb70.1%
    Mar66.1%
    Apr60.8%
    May65.8%
    Jun72.2%
    Jul77.3%
    Aug77.1%
    Sep74.5%
    Oct71%
    Nov72.7%
    Dec75.4%

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Shikotsu-Toya National Park?

    Our best data indicates this area is generally safe, except in a few regions. As of Mar 17, 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 Mar 14, 2019.


     

    The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

    The busiest month for tourism in Shikotsu-Toya National Park, 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 Shikotsu-Toya National Park 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 Shikotsu-Toya National Park 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 Shikotsu-Toya National Park, 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 Shikotsu-Toya National Park 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.

     

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