Like the rest of Japan the best time to visit the city of Kobe is in spring and autumn. In those months the weather is neither too humid, nor too warm, nor too cold. Best of all is the sight of Mount Rokko, the city’s favorite family retreat, rising over the city. In spring it bursts with every flowering color; in autumn, the whole mountain-side turns golden with falling leaves. It rains on and off throughout the year.
Winter (December – February): Temperatures range from 1 degree Celsius in the night in January to 11 degrees Celsius in the daytime.
Spring (March – May): March nights are still pretty cold (about 4 degrees Celsius), but quickly rise to 14 degrees Celsius by May; daytime temperatures rise from 12 degrees Celsius to 22 degrees Celsius. This is peak tourist season.
Summer (June – August): June nights are still cool at 18 degrees Celsius. August days are the hottest, at 31 degrees Celsius.
Autumn (September – November): September is still quite warm, with the mercury in the low twenties for the most part. The weather cools quickly through October, reaching 9 degrees Celsius in November nights.
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