Best Time To Visit Hakodate

Surrounded by waters on three sides, the city of Hakodate enjoys humid subtropical climate. While the city receives snow for three to four months of the year, the average annual temperature of Hakodate is 10 degrees Celsius. Seasonal distinctions in Hakodate are clearly visible: While Spring brings cherry blossoms, summers sees the green covers. And while fall greets you to many fall covers, in winters you see whites everywhere. Thanks to the comfortable weathers in summer, the best time to visit Hakodate is in summer from June to August.

  • Spring (March to May) : Since most of the snow is melted by now, you will see many flowers and tress showing blooms. While the average temperature during this period is 8 degrees Celsius, there is still some chill in the air. It is advisable that you carry long-sleeved clothes and a light jacket if visiting Hakodate in spring.
  • Summer (June to August) : With temperatures rising, there is a rise in the number of tourists as well. The daily mean temperature during summer is a comfortable 20 degrees Celsius making this the best time to visit Hakodate.
  • Autumn (September to November) : By autumn, there is chill in the air again, and the mountains and the sea look absolutely beautiful just before the start of winter. The temperatures start dropping with a daily average for this season being 13 degrees Celsius. A jacket or a shawl over long-sleeved clothes is advisable during this season.
  • Winter (December to February) : Thick blankets of snow cover the city as the city starts receiving snowfall from the end of November. Interestingly, winter is also one of the seasons that sees many tourists coming in for the winter sports activities. The temperatures drop in the negative, and heavy woollen clothing is a must during this season.
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Highest temperature in Hakodate is recorded as 84.2℉ in July.

Lowest temperature in Hakodate is recorded as 14℉ in January and February.

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Most humid month in Hakodate is August.

Least humid month in Hakodate is April.

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