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Overview of Niigata
“Snow-capped mountains in the winter, cherry blossoms in spring.”
Home of the famous Fuji Rock Festival, Niigata prefecture sits along the Sea of Japan. It is popular for its snow-capped mountains, coastline and hot springs (onsen) villages. Due to its high elevation, skiing season is longer and perfect for ski enthusiasts. In spring, the Hakusan Park & Shrine is the perfect place to view cherry blossoms. The iconic Bandai Bridge is also located in Niigata crossing Shinano River, Japan’s longest river.
Climate in Niigata
Annual temperature is roughly between 2°C (36°F) and 26°C (80°F). December expects the highest precipitation (about 260mm) while January is the snowiest month (about 70cm). July to September are the hottest months (about 25°C or 77°F), and January, February and December are the coldest months (about 2°C or 36°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 Niigata in the 2nd week of Aug.