Tanegashima Island

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Overview of Tanegashima Island

“Nature and space on the same island”

Tanegashima Island in Kagoshima prefecture is a beautiful island known as a popular beach destination. Its east and west coasts are home to white sands and majestic beaches home to local sea turtles. On the south lies the Tanegashima Space Center, Japan's key space facility, where rocket launches can be observed and where the Space Museum can be visited.

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

Climate in Tanegashima Island

Annual temperature is roughly between 11°C (52°F) and 28°C (82°F). June expects the highest precipitation (about 650mm). July to September are the hottest months (about 27°C or 81°F), and January, February and December are the coolest months (about 11°C or 52°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

10-year average

Monthly Wind Speed

10-year average

Recommended Clothing

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