The best times to visit Takayama for ideal weather are

April 30th to July 1st

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



Other Takayama Travel Info

Weather in Takayama


Average temperatures in Takayama 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 18th 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 Takayama, 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 89.5°F (31.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 69°F (20.6°C) at night.

Takayama Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Takayama 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.

Takayama Perceived Temperature (F)


Takayama Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Takayama 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 37.2 29.3 21.7
Feb 40.9 31.3 22.2
Mar 49.6 38.2 28.2
Apr 62 48.9 36.5
May 73.2 59.7 46.9
Jun 79.7 68 58.7
Jul 85.3 74.7 66.7
Aug 87.8 76 67.9
Sep 79.7 68.1 60.1
Oct 68.3 56.2 47.6
Nov 55.2 44.7 37
Dec 42.9 34.8 28.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 2.9 -1.5 -5.7
Feb 4.9 -0.4 -5.4
Mar 9.8 3.4 -2.1
Apr 16.7 9.4 2.5
May 22.9 15.4 8.3
Jun 26.5 20 14.8
Jul 29.6 23.7 19.3
Aug 31 24.4 19.9
Sep 26.5 20.1 15.6
Oct 20.2 13.4 8.7
Nov 12.9 7.1 2.8
Dec 6.1 1.6 -2.1



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Takayama are October, May, and then November. 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 October. For example, on the week of October 8th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early July with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of July 2nd.

When can you find snow in Takayama? 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 Takayama.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 30% 0 3.7
Feb 30% 0 3.9
Mar 34% 0 5.7
Apr 30% 0 4.9
May 25% 0 5.1
Jun 30% 0 6
Jul 42% 0 10.4
Aug 32% 0 10.3
Sep 30% 0 6.9
Oct 22% 0 5.5
Nov 26% 0 4.4
Dec 37% 0 5.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 30 0 9.4
Feb 30 0 9.9
Mar 34 0 14.5
Apr 30 0 12.4
May 25 0 13
Jun 30 0 15.2
Jul 42 0 26.4
Aug 32 0 26.2
Sep 30 0 17.5
Oct 22 0 14
Nov 26 0 11.2
Dec 37 0 13.2


Humidity and Wind

Takayama has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is May (52.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (75.9%).

Wind in Takayama is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is May, followed by April and March. May’s average wind speed of around 4.1 knots (4.7 MPH or 7.6 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 late April where average top sustained speeds reach 11 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 2.5 Barely noticeable 6.4 Light breeze
Feb 3 Barely noticeable 7.7 Gentle breeze
Mar 3.6 Barely noticeable 9.4 Light breeze
Apr 4 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
May 4.1 Light breeze 10.4 Light breeze
Jun 3.6 Barely noticeable 9.4 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.5 Barely noticeable 8.8 Light breeze
Aug 3.4 Barely noticeable 8.8 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.2 Barely noticeable 8.5 Light breeze
Oct 2.9 Barely noticeable 8.2 Gentle breeze
Nov 2.7 Barely noticeable 7.1 Light breeze
Dec 2.6 Barely noticeable 6.6 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 71.6%
Feb 65.9%
Mar 60.1%
Apr 53.2%
May 52.5%
Jun 62.8%
Jul 68.2%
Aug 67.7%
Sep 69%
Oct 69%
Nov 72.7%
Dec 75.9%


Is it Safe to Travel to Takayama?

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 Takayama, 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 Takayama 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

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 Takayama Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 76.2°F (24.6°C) and 45.5°F (7.5°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 8 to 11 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 most precipitation with 9 to 13 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Takayama, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 82.7°F (28.2°C) and 51.2°F (10.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 7 to 9 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 far too cold this time of year in Takayama to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 46.3°F (7.9°C) and 36.3°F (2.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 9 to 12 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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