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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.
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.
Weather SummaryOf the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average
Hourly TemperatureOf the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average
Hourly Wind SpeedOf the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average
Hourly Sunshine DurationOf the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average
Top 10 Fine Weather Days of Aug10-year average.
Monthly Weather10-year average
Monthly Precipitation and Temperature10-year average
Monthly Wind Speed10-year average
The following clothes are recommended for visiting Hakodate in the 2nd week of Aug.