To make sure you're well-prepared for your trip to Japan, let's dive into this week's weather forecast for Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and other parts of Japan. We'll provide a variety of tips to help you pack wisely for the season and plan your itinerary.
(Forecast information displayed is as of 7 AM JST on October 2, 2023.)
- Table of Contents
- Tokyo 7-day forecast (October 2-8)
- What to do in October
- Japan 7-day forecast
- 7-day forecast for Sapporo (Northern Japan )
- 7-day forecast for Sendai (Northeastern Japan)
- 7-day forecast for Osaka (Central Japan)
- 7-day forecast for Fukuoka (Kyushu)
- 7-day forecast for Naha (Okinawa)
- This week's recommended tours & activities
Tokyo 7-day forecast (October 2-8)
Tokyo's weather this week ranges from the upper 10s°C (mid-60s°F) to the upper 20s°C (low 80s°F). Expect a mix of partly cloudy and cloudy skies, with occasional scattered showers on Wednesday. Tuesday starts clear but will turn cloudy later, while Thursday begins cloudy and clears up later in the day. When packing, consider light layers for daytime warmth and a light jacket for the cooler evenings. An umbrella would be wise, especially for Wednesday's showers.
- Breathable clothes you can layer and a light rain jacket or umbrella
- Lighter, long-sleeved shirts and a light jacket for evenings
- Breathable jeans or slacks
- Comfortable sneakers or walking shoes are recommended
What to do in October
Japan 7-day forecast
Expect varied weather across Japan this week due to a front passing northern Japan between October 4th and 5th and another front lingering to the south.
Typhoon Koinu will significantly impact Okinawa around October 3rd to 5th, bringing rough conditions and potential storm surges.
Northern and eastern coastal Japan will see cloud cover and some rain from 4th to 7th, while the eastern Pacific side and western Japan may experience rain on October 4th and 8th.
7-day forecast for Sapporo (Northern Japan )
In Sapporo this week, expect mostly cloudy skies with frequent scattered showers on several days. Temperatures generally range from lows in the lower 10s°C (around 50°F) to highs in the upper 10s to low 20s°C (mid-50s to low 70s°F), making the weather relatively cool. Given the rainy trend and cool temperatures, it's advised to pack an umbrella or raincoat and layer up with light sweaters or jackets. For those venturing out, waterproof footwear might be a good idea.
7-day forecast for Sendai (Northeastern Japan)
In Sendai this week, expect a mix of partly to mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures will generally range from lows in the mid to upper teens °C (low 60s°F) to highs in the mid-20s °C (mid-70s°F). By the weekend, temperatures will slightly dip, with highs in the lower 20s°C (low 70s°F). Considering the mild and slightly cooler end to the week, packing light layers with a light jacket or sweater would be advisable.
7-day forecast for Osaka (Central Japan)
Osaka's weather for the week is generally warm and pleasant. Expect highs in the upper 20s°C (low 80s°F) and lows ranging from the mid to upper teens°C (mid 60s°F). The week starts off clear but will see increasing cloudiness, with the most cloud cover around mid-week. Days like Tuesday and Thursday may transition from clear to cloudy or vice versa. If you're packing for the trip, consider lightweight summer attire, but bring along a light sweater or jacket for the cooler evenings.
7-day forecast for Fukuoka (Kyushu)
For your upcoming week in Fukuoka, expect a mix of partly to mostly cloudy days. Early in the week, temperatures are in the upper 20s°C (low 80s°F) for highs and around 20°C (68°F) for lows. By the weekend, a cooler trend emerges with highs in the mid-20s°C (mid-70s°F) and lows dipping into the upper teens°C (low 60s°F). With these mild to warm days and slightly cooler evenings, it's advisable to pack light layers for daytime and perhaps a light jacket or sweater for the cooler evenings.
7-day forecast for Naha (Okinawa)
For the upcoming week in Naha, expect a mix of clear skies at the start, transitioning to rainy and cloudy conditions, with occasional scattered showers throughout the latter part of the week as the effects of Typhoon Koinu may be felt. Temperatures will range from lows in the upper 20s°C (around 80°F) to highs in the lower 30s°C (around 88-91°F). The early part of the week sees warmer days, peaking around 33°C (91°F) on Wednesday. When packing for your trip, prepare for warm and humid conditions; lightweight, breathable clothing is advisable. An umbrella or rain jacket might come in handy for those scattered showers later in the week.
This week's recommended tours & activities
Source for forecast and images: Japan Meteorological Agency website, www.jma.go.jp
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