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Overview of Kushiro

"Majestic Nature basked in a special Sunrise and Sunset"

Kushiro area in Hokkaido has the fullness of nature’s majesty including a sanctuary for wild birds and animals, lake Akan famous for Marimo (Moss ball) and the lake Mashu known as the most transparent lake in Japan. The Kushiro wetland is the largest wetland in Japan and was registered under the Ramsar convention in 1980. Development in the wetland is strictly prohibited and thanks to the volunteers responsible for maintaining this area, the exquisite landscape is well maintained. Kushiro was selected as one of the best 3 sunset view spots together with Bali island and Manila back in 1965.

Just a 2-hour drive to the east, you can reach Nemuro City and Cape Noppu, which is Japan's east-end where private citizens can go, and where you can see a magnificent sunrise earlier than anyone else in Japan.

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

Climate in Kushiro

Annual temperature is roughly between -4°C (23°F) and 18°C (65°F). September expects the highest precipitation (about 150mm) while February is the snowiest month (about 40cm). July to September are the warmest months (about 17°C or 62°F), and January, February and December are the coldest months (about -4°C or 23°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

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Monthly Precipitation and Temperature

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Monthly Wind Speed

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Recommended Clothing

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