Overview of Yakushima Island
“Home of the Yakusugi”
Yakushima Island in Kagoshima prefecture is enveloped by a lush and far-reaching cedar forest which is home to some of Japan’s oldest living trees. Locals warmly call trees older than 1,000 years old as “yakusugi” (a combination of Yakushima and sugi, the Japanese word for cedar). It is believed that the most ancient trees are over 7,000 years old. Tourists flock to the island to enjoy a nice outdoor hike through the forest.
Climate in Yakushima Island
Annual temperature is roughly between 11°C (52°F) and 27°C (81°F). June expects the highest precipitation (about 870mm). July to September are the hottest months (about 27°C or 80°F), and January, February and December are the coolest months (about 11°C or 52°F). Great care must be taken against heavy rains in the months of June, July and April.
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 Yakushima Island in the 2nd week of Aug.