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Overview of Wakayama

“In the heart of rural Wakayama.”

Wakayama is a small and mostly rural prefecture near Osaka. Its main attraction is the Wakayama Castle which was first erected in 1585 on Mt. Torafusu. The castle grounds are popular cherry blossom viewing sites and its garden, Nishi-no-Maru, is popular for its autumn leaves. The prefecture is also popular for Mt. Koya which contains an area of 120 temples in a valley surrounded by several mountains. The temple complex contains several prehistoric, mossy monuments amidst lush and colossal trees.

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

Climate in Wakayama

Annual temperature is roughly between 5°C (42°F) and 28°C (83°F). September expects the highest precipitation (about 220mm). July to September are the hottest months (about 27°C or 81°F), and January, February and December are the coldest months (about 5°C or 42°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

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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 Wakayama in the 2nd week of Aug.