The best times to visit Shiretoko Peninsula for ideal weather are
May 21st to October 7th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Shiretoko Peninsula Travel Guide
Other Shiretoko Peninsula Travel Info
Weather in Shiretoko Peninsula
Average temperatures in Shiretoko Peninsula vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 36th 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 Shiretoko Peninsula, the hottest months are August, September, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late August to early September where highs are regularly around 66.8°F (19.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.3°F (15.2°C) at night.
Shiretoko Peninsula Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Shiretoko Peninsula Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Shiretoko Peninsula Perceived Temperature (F)
Shiretoko Peninsula Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Shiretoko Peninsula 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Shiretoko Peninsula are June, March, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid January. For example, on the week of January 8th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 10th.
When can you find snow in Shiretoko Peninsula? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Shiretoko Peninsula is often around around February 12th 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 Shiretoko Peninsula.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Shiretoko Peninsula (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Shiretoko Peninsula has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is December (63.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (92.2%).
Wind in Shiretoko Peninsula is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and February. January’s average wind speed of around 10.7 knots (12.3 MPH or 19.7 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 January where average top sustained speeds reach 17.9 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Shiretoko Peninsula.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||10.7||Gentle breeze||16.2||Significant breeze|
|Feb||10.4||Gentle breeze||16.2||Significant breeze|
|Mar||9.2||Gentle breeze||15.1||Significant breeze|
|Apr||8.3||Gentle breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
|May||7.9||Gentle breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|Jun||5.9||Light breeze||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||6||Light breeze||9.2||Significant breeze|
|Aug||5.9||Light breeze||9.4||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||8||Gentle breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Oct||9.6||Gentle breeze||15.4||Significant breeze|
|Nov||10||Gentle breeze||16||Significant breeze|
|Dec||10.5||Gentle breeze||16.7||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Shiretoko Peninsula?
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 Shiretoko Peninsula, 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 Shiretoko Peninsula 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
Overall Shiretoko Peninsula Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 48.6°F (9.2°C) and 29°F (-1.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 5 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see moderate precipitation with 3 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Shiretoko Peninsula, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 66.4°F (19.1°C) and 40.5°F (4.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 7 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 Shiretoko Peninsula to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 38.1°F (3.4°C) and 26.9°F (-2.8°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.