Photo by Junpei Satoh from Wikivoyage


Overview of Iwate

“Summer Zen.”

Iwate, Japan’s second largest prefecture after Hokkaido, boasts the best of nature in its dramatic coastlines of cliffs and high & plush mountains perfect for a summer getaway. Iwate is also the proud home of a UNESCO World Heritage site: the splendid temples of Hiraizumi created to represent the Buddhist Pure Land, a concept that followers of Buddhism aspire to after death as well as peace of mind in this life.

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

Climate in Iwate

Annual temperature is roughly between -1°C (28°F) and 24°C (75°F). July expects the highest precipitation (about 200mm) while January is the snowiest month (about 60cm). July to September are the warmest months (about 23°C or 74°F), and January, February and December are the coldest months (about -1°C or 28°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

10-year average

Recommended Clothing

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