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Best Time to Visit Hiroshima

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Best Time to Visit Hiroshima

When is the best time to visit Hiroshima? Hiroshima is a major Japanese city located in southwestern Honshu of Japan. Hiroshima is the City of Peace. Hiroshima has distinct weather patterns through the seasons, so you can visit the city at any time. Hiroshima compared to Tokyo has more sunny days which makes the weather more pleasant. The temperature difference between the hottest month is August and the coldest month of January is more than 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius). The best times to visit Hiroshima are in October or November during the fall season, and March through May during the spring season.


Best Season to Visit Hiroshima

Spring season in Hiroshima is full of cherry blossoms. March and May is when the weather starts to warm up from the winter and it is a good time to visit Hiroshima if you are going for the cherry blossom season. The cherry blossom season falls at the end of March during spring, when they are in full bloom along with other flowers too. The average high temperature during the spring season can go up to 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius). The weather is stable in temperature and humidity in May which makes it a pleasant time of the year to visit.

The Hiroshima Prefecture has many spots for cherry blossom viewing, also called hanami in Japanese. Cherry blossoms usually bloom in the last week of March and the first two weeks of April in Hiroshima. The Town of Sera located in the center of the Hiroshima District has a lot of farms of flowers. There are a few best spots in Hiroshima to view cherry blossom. The famous location of the Itsukushima Shrine has views of bright pink flowers in full bloom spread throughout the areas. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park where the banks of the Motoyasu River run through the park are lined with cherry blossom trees, which can be seen day or night each spring. The Fukuyama Castle is another popular spot and Senkoji Park can be enjoyed during nighttime as it sits on higher ground.

Summer is a rainy season, which usually ends around mid-July and then the summer heat begins between July and August. With the rain and heat comes humidity, as it usually does not rain every day, bringing an umbrella is suggested. Temperatures can hit into the highs of the 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius) range. August in Hiroshima is the hottest month of the year, hotter than Tokyo where temperatures can exceed 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 degrees Celsius) at times. It is vital to drink plenty of weather and dress lightly, according to weather to prevent any heat strokes or dehydration. The sun can be very strong during this time of the year, so a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen can help prevent you from the UV rays. As the season progresses, the weather gets cooler around September in early mornings and nights but can still be hot during the day.

From late October to November, is when leaves start to change colors into red or yellow. Popular spots to see fall foliage in Hiroshima include Fudoin Temple and Miyajima. The climate is mild, comfortable, and quite stable around October. The temperatures can range from morning to night as it can get cooler, so long sleeves and jackets will be needed. From October to December, the temperatures start to drop ranging from a low of 55 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees Celsius) to 41 degrees Fahrenheit (5 degrees Celsius) in December.  November is one of the best months to visit Hiroshima, but also may be crowded as the weather is cool and sunny, and it is peak time for fall foliage.

Is winter the worst season to visit Hiroshima? December is the beginning of the winter season in Hiroshima when temperatures can drop below zero.  January through March are considered as Hiroshima's winter season as the average temperature in January can go to below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius). Since it may snow, warm shoes or boots are the recommended footwear. Plenty of warm clothing and heavy winter jackets or coats are needed during the winter season in Hiroshima. January is the coldest month of the year which makes the air drier, so be sure to bring remedies if dry throats or lips bother you. It may rain a few times a month in the winter and may even snow, but snow does not usually stay long.

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Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the weather like in April in Hiroshima?
    The weather conditions in Hiroshima and Osaka are similar. In April, the maximum temperature in the daytime is 22 degrees Celsius (71 degrees Fahrenheit), and the lowest temperature in the evening is 12 degrees Celsius (53 degrees Fahrenheit). Hiroshima cherry blossoms are expected to bloom in early April, making it the best time to enjoy the cherry blossoms.
  • Is it too hot to visit Hiroshima in the summer?
    By June, the average minimum temperature in Hiroshima rises to about 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit). You can feel the hot weather in the early summer. In addition, June is also the rainy season, so bringing rain gear with you is recommended. The end of the rainy season usually is around mid-July, as the real summer has come. The maximum temperature exceeds 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). August is the hottest time of the year in Hiroshima, as the temperature may exceed 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit), which is even hotter than Tokyo.
  • What time is the Hiroshima cherry blossom season?
    The cherry blossom season in Hiroshima is usually from late March to the end of March. It slightly changes every year, but it is usually around that time. The cherry blossom season is relatively short, and it can last for about a week from when it grows and blooms. Please look online for the most accurate information of the Hiroshima Sakura opening every year.
  • What is it like traveling to Hiroshima in the winter?
    January, February, and March are the winter months of Hiroshima. In particular, the average temperature in January is below 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit), and occasionally it falls below freezing. In the cold weather of winter, be sure to prepare with thicker jackets, sweaters, and other warm clothing. In addition, because there may be occasional snowfall, it is best not to wear shoes such as high heels or inconvenient walking shoes.
  • When is the best time to enjoy the red leaves in Hiroshima?
    The temperatures and humidity in Hiroshima during autumn is the best, making it the best season of the year. From late October to November, you can enjoy the autumn leaves in all parts of Hiroshima. The best time to visit Hiroshima is the autumn season if you want to see red leaves.
  • What do you wear for a trip to Hiroshima in autumn?
    October is the best time for sightseeing in Hiroshima. Long sleeves are recommended, and it is best to carry a thin knit sweater or jacket, wearing layers so you can change accordingly to the temperature. The temperature difference between day and night in Hiroshima is relatively large.
  • When is the general typhoon season in Hiroshima?
    The typhoon season in Hiroshima is usually in September and October. Please pay attention to the weather forecast of any typhoons. If there are forecasts for typhoons, it is best to avoid visiting during the time.
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