Weather Averages for Hokkaido in October
Averages for Hokkaido in October
Hokkaido is the second largest of Japan’s main islands and it’s northernmost. This island is largely untouched by modern developments so travellers can enjoy open, natural spaces and modern Japanese culture unlike anywhere else in the country.
Autumn comes to Hokkaido in full force in October. The island sees a range of temperatures from a low of 17 degrees Celsius up to 16 degrees Celsius. The humidity of the summer fades and leaves the island with cool precipitation. Hokkaido sees an average of 101 mm over the course of October. Travellers can expect to see an average of five hours of sunshine while in Hokkaido.
To explore a part of Hokkaido that isn’t as heavily travelled, consider staying at the Kawayu Kanko Hotel. This hotel has the only one in the area with an open-air bath, separate rooms for men and women as well as a traditional utase-yu or a bath with cascading hot spring water. This hotel is close to local train and bus stations so it is easy to get to and also easy to keep adventuring around Hokkaido.
If you would like a traditional Japanese meal that isn’t sushi, stop into the Izumo restaurant. This large eatery is on the way to the natural attractions in this area of Japan so it offers a large parking lot and extensive seating inside. While they have a varied menu with over fifty items, they are known for their authentic soba noodles. Each morning, they make the noodles by hand and you can taste the difference.A must-see in northern Hokkaido is Lake Mashu, found in the Akan National Park. Created from volcanic eruptions thousands of years ago, this lake, also called “Lake of the Gods” is large, peaceful and startlingly clear. With no perceptive river currents in or out, the lake seems undisturbed.