Overview of Tokachi

“Enjoy the Beauty of an ever-changing Lake with a glass of fine wine”

Tokachi region in Hokkaido occupies over a million square km, which is larger than each of the 40 out of 47 prefectures in Japan. It's a large agricultural and dairy belt and supplies various kinds of food to the entire country. If you want to view the large stretch of land and be overwhelmed by its size, Naitai plateau has a good observatory.

One of the tourist attractions in this area is Lake Onnetō. It is called a "5-color lake" because the color of the lake changes depending on the season, weather and view angle, and the contrast with the trees and mountains behind it is dazzling and breathtaking.

If you are fond of wine, there is a winery also known as "Wine castle" that offers free guided tours. You can taste and buy Tokachi wine that was established after struggling over half a century to develop the species tolerant to the cold air temperature.

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

Climate in Tokachi

Annual temperature is roughly between -6°C (19°F) and 20°C (69°F). August expects the highest precipitation (about 160mm) while December is the snowiest month (about 70cm). July to September are the warmest months (about 19°C or 67°F), and January, February and December are the coldest months (about -6°C or 19°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 Tokachi in the 2nd week of Aug.