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Overview of Hakodate

“Discover a beautiful treasure worthy of movies”

Hakodate is the 3rd largest city in Hokkaido. It is located at the south edge of Hokkaido and serves as the gateway to mainland Japan. Among other attractions, the popular night view from Mt. Hakodate is so beautiful it is as if you are looking into a treasure box. Goryokaku is a star-shaped castle built at the very end of Edo-era and attracts many tourists. Hakodate was opened as an international port in 1859 and many European architecture are still preserved. As a result, the city is often used as a filming location for movies and animations. Shinkansen, the bullet train, extended its reach to Hakodate recently, so more tourists are expected to visit there.

You can read more about Hakodate, its local attractions and must-see places as well as some navigational guides in Japan National Tourism Organization's Web Site.

Climate in Hakodate

Annual temperature is roughly between -2°C (27°F) and 22°C (72°F). August expects the highest precipitation (about 150mm) while January is the snowiest month (about 110cm). July to September are the warmest months (about 21°C or 70°F), and January, February and December are the coldest months (about -2°C or 27°F).

You can get more climate information with the following charts created by processing the weather observation data for the past 10 years. Please note that this is not a weather forecast. For more information about the data please read this page.

You can use the clock icon in each chart to select the week or day to display the data for.

Weather Summary

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Temperature

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Wind Speed

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Sunshine Duration

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Top 10 Fine Weather Days of Aug

10-year average.

Monthly Weather

10-year average

Monthly Precipitation and Temperature

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Monthly Wind Speed

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Recommended Clothing

The following clothes are recommended for visiting Hakodate in the 2nd week of Aug.