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Overview of Sado Island
“Home of the Earth Celebration”
Sado Island (Sadogashima) in Niigata prefecture is one of the larger islands in Japan. It is uniquely located at the converging point of warm and cold currents, and blessed with a wide variety of seafoods. The island is most popular for its annual Earth Celebration hosted in August by the world famous taiko group, the Kodo Drummers. It is the world’s best drumming festival with its noble goal of sending ripples of music and peace around the world. The island is also known for its gold mines, Sado Kinzan, which have been mined since 1601.
Climate in Sado Island
Annual temperature is roughly between 3°C (38°F) and 26°C (78°F). July expects the highest precipitation (about 240mm) while January is the snowiest month (about 30cm). July to September are the warmest months (about 24°C or 76°F), and January to March are the coldest months (about 3°C or 38°F). Great care must be taken against blizzards during winter.
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 Sado Island in the 2nd week of Aug.