Best Time To Visit Nikko

Nikko can be visited throughout the year but best visited during autumn. Being popular for its colouring season or koyo, autumn is the best time to visit Nikko. The city experiences humid continental climate through the year, with cold winters, even observing snow and summers that are mild yet wet. Given its altitude of 1298m above sea level, Nikko tends to be cooler than its nearby parts of Honshu.

  • Spring(February - April): Spring is observed in Nikko during the months of February to April, albeit short-lived. The average temperatures range from -4.3 to 4.9 degrees Celsius.
  • Summer(May - September): May to September is summer in Nikko. The temperatures are at their most pleasant during this time, with the average range being 9 to 18 degrees Celsius.
  • Autumn(October - November): October and November is autumn in Nikko. This is the best time to visit Nikki, given the vivid beauty of the foliage around. The average temperature ranges from 8.5 to 3.7 degrees Celsius.
  • Winter(December - January): December and January are the coldest months in Nikko, even receiving snowfall. The temperatures fall to -4 degrees Celsius.
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Highest temperature in Nikko is recorded as 89.6℉ in July.

Lowest temperature in Nikko is recorded as 21.2℉ in January.

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Most humid month in Nikko is August.

Least humid month in Nikko is February.