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Best Time to Visit Fukuoka

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Best Time to Visit Fukuoka
Fukuoka is a modern city located up the northern coast of Kyushu known as the largest city of Kyushu. Fukuoka is a dynamic and livable city with many attractions for visitors. There are two centers in the city, Hakata and Tenjin divided by the River Naka, with Hakata serving as a commercial and port center. Popular attractions in Fukuoka are Fukuoka Castle, Sumiyoshi-jinja Shrine, and Kyushu National Museum. Each season has something different to offer when it comes to the climate and weather. So what kind of weather does Fukuoka offer each season?


Spring
The season of spring is from March to May when it is warm and sunny. It is also the cherry blossom season, so various spots will be crowded to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom. Cherry blossom season starts usually late March or early April. Popular spots to view the cherry blossoms in Fukuoka are in Nishi Park, Hosshin Park, and the Kurume Castle Ruins. In March, it will still be a little chilly from the transition of the winter season. April is when the climate starts to warm up and is the best time of the season to sightsee outdoors. Fukuoka does have a good amount of rainfall during the spring, so bringing jackets and umbrellas are recommended. The average temperature during the spring season is around 15 degrees Celsius (59 degrees Fahrenheit) to 19 degrees Celsius (66 degrees Fahrenheit) between March to May.


Summer
Summers in Fukuoka are long, hot and humid from June to September. There are thunderstorms caused by the East Asian Monsoon between August and September. Rainfall is mostly in June and July, with the humidity and heat it makes it feel hot. If you plan on traveling around this time, it is recommended you check the weather beforehand to know what weather is expected. High temperatures range from around 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 degrees Celsius). If sunny days and warm tropical nights sound appealing to you, then it is the perfect season for you to visit the summer. Momochi Seaside Park is an artificial beach in front of Fukuoka Tower, which is the perfect time to enjoy and relax on the beach to escape some of the heat. But note that indoors, there is air conditioning, as well as on the buses and trains so be aware that it can get cool. With the heat and humidity, it is recommended to wear light clothing, stay hydrated and to put on sunscreen or wear a hat and sunglasses to prevent damage from the ultraviolet rays.


Fall
In the fall, starting in October, the weather tends to cool down a little. Throughout the season, it cools down even more which is ideal for travel if you do not like the heat. Autumn in Fukuoka is the best time as it is ideal for fall foliage viewing and outdoor sightseeing activities. As the spring season is a popular time to visit, the mild and dry fall season is also a great time to visit. Particularly during the mornings and evenings, it gets chilly as the highest temperature during October usually ranges around 73 degrees Fahrenheit (23 degrees Celsius). As December comes closer, the temperature becomes cooler as the winter season will have cold days.


Winter
In comparison with northern Japan, Fukuoka experiences mild winters, with temperatures rarely dropping below zero, with little to no snowfall. Warm clothing is advised as temperatures can still range from highs of 57 degrees Fahrenheit (14 degrees Celsius) and 49 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius). The cold sea breeze can make it cooler, so be prepared with a thick coat or down jacket to protect yourselves from the cold. Layers are perfect, as the indoors is usually a little warmer from the heat.

 

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Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Fukuoka?
    May is in the spring season. The highest temperature is about 25°C, and most of days are sunny and cloudy. Showers happen once in a while.
  • Is there typhoon in Fukuoka if I visit in October?
    October and September are the typhoon months in Japan. The temperature is about 22°C - 30°C. Even when typhoon arrives, the days are usually sunny after shower. So the weather is not too much of a concern for traveling.
  • When is the cherry blossom season in Fukuoka?
    Cherry blossom in Fukuoka is usually Mid-March to late March. Cherry blossom is fragile and usually last about one week. The specific dates vary depending on the weather.
  • Which is the hottest month in Fukuoka?
    According the data, August is the hottest month with an average temperature of 20-30°C. If you do not like heat, you can void visiting the Fukuoka in August.
  • What is the best time to visit Fukuoka?
    The best time to visit is either late March for the cherry blossom or late October for maple leaves. Also, the winter in Fukuoka is very comfortable. Depending on your preference, Fukuoka is actually a good place to visit all year round.
  • Which months are in the rainy season in Fukuoka?
    Fukuoka receives the most raining in June and July. September and October are typhoon season. Thus, please bring your umbrella if you are visiting during rainy seasons.
  • Is it convenient to visit Fukuoka by taking a cruise from Korea?
    Yes, in fact more than half of the Korean tourists would take a cruise to travel to Kitakyushu. Fukuoka offers a lot of souvenirs unique to the local, and it is well known for the tax free shops.
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