Osaka Weather April Averages, Japan
What's the Weather Like in Osaka in April?
Daily temperatures continue to rise in Osaka, the capital of the Osaka Prefecture, in April. They typically range from 11C (51.8F) to 20C (68F), albeit certain deviations from these values are a common occurrence. In regard to this, minimum temperatures tend to vary between 3C (37.4F) and 17C (62.6F). Maximum temperatures, on the other hand, may fluctuate from 11C (51.8F) to 26C (78.8F), even more on rare occasions. This time of year, Osaka, Japan, is a significantly cooler destination than Honolulu, Hawaii, the USA.
In April, this Japanese metropolis features varied temperature levels, which usually range from cold (up to 13C/55.4F, for instance) to comfortable (over 18C/64.4F). Nights are, in general, cold. Moderate temperatures are predominant during the day and for a bigger part of the night by the end of the month. The city features comfortable temperatures starting from mid-April. From then on, the interval when it feels pleasant constantly expands. Around April 20, the duration of this interval is approximately from noon to 6 pm. By the month's end, Osaka has pleasant temperatures from around 11 am until 8 pm.
This destination experiences the average increase in the number of sunshine hours from around 5:30 in March to over 6 in April per day. Shares of the sunny and the cloudy weather during daylight hours are approx. the same (49% to 51%). Still, the sky over the city becomes cloudier at a low pace in the course of April. For example, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy day is 49% at the beginning of the month. By its end, the likelihood of such a weather is 53%.
Albeit the port city of Osaka doesn't have a dry season, April is a transitional month between less-rainy (winter) and more-rainy (summer) seasons. During this month, the metropolis receives up to 130 mm/5.12 in of rainfall on average, which is the 25% increase when compared to March. Yet, the average number of rainy days is at a slight decline since this destination has 10 wet days in April. This data indicates that the precipitation, when it occurs, is intensifying during this period.
The probability that any day will be rainy varies between 32% and 35% for the entire duration of April. Still, if rain occurs in the second half of this period, it is likely to bring somewhat larger amounts of precipitation than in the first half. The probability of rainy weather is higher during the day than the night, reaching its pinnacle between 1 pm and 2 pm. In general, early night (around 11 pm) is the least possible time of the day for rainfall.
April is the least windy month since the beginning of the year. The average wind speed decreases from 3.9 m/s at the beginning of April to 3.6 m/s at its end. Around 2 pm is the windiest part of the day (up to 5.1 m/s). The wind is the calmest around 11 pm (down to 3 m/s).
The Japanese port city of Osaka is a dry month in regard to humidity levels. The average relative humidity is 62%, which leaves small chances for comfortable and even smaller for muggy conditions.
Sunrise and sunset
April 1 features the shortest daylight in the course of the month. Then, the sun rises at 5:46 am and sets at 6:18 pm, 12:32 hours later. On April 30, the city has 13:32 hours of daylight with sunrise occurring at 5:09 am and sunset taking place at 6:41 pm.
Average sea temperature
The sea temperature by the second largest city in Japan is on a slight rise in April. Then, the average temperature of the surface of the sea is 16C (60.8F) in this destination.
Extraordinary weather occurrences
Earthquakes and tsunamis are the most likely hazards of nature the city of Osaka might have to cope with this time of year. Temblors are consequences of the boundaries of 4 tectonic plates near Japan North American, Eurasian, Pacific and Philippine. Tsunamis are the outcome of earthquakes occurring below the sea level.
Earthquakes may take place anywhere and anytime in the Japanese islands. Although many people envision catastrophic disasters caused by earthquakes in this part of the planet, most of them aren't dangerous. In fact, many of thousands earthquakes that hit Japan throughout the year are nothing more than minor tremors.
Tsunamis manifest themselves through a series of waves hitting the coastline, which may vary in size to a great extent. Being a port city, Osaka is quite exposed to these occurrences. Tsunamis also cause extensive flooding. To stay safe when a tsunami threatens the metropolis, get away from the shore if possible, take a vantage point or enter a secured building.
Osaka Hotels in April
The beginning of April features big tourist crowds in Osaka, the capital of the Osaka Prefecture. The peak of the cherry blossom season in this part of the country is arguably the main reason for that. Afterward, the crowds decline. Hotel deals are reasonable for the most part during the month.
Hostel & Bar, LnK
Hostel & Bar, LnK is an economy property featuring dorms (mixed and for women) and rooms. Accommodation units feature shared bathrooms and free wireless internet. A bar on the ground floor is the additional facility of the hostel. The nearby train station provides quick transfer to Osaka Station while Tennoji Station is within a walking distance to the property.
Mitsui Garden Hotel
3-star Mitsui Garden Hotel features a great location in regard to JR Osaka Train Station and other tourist points of interest in the city. Air-conditioned single and twin rooms (from 12 m2 to 24 m2 in size) dispose of free internet access, flat-screen TVs and private bathrooms. Guests benefit of an on-site restaurant, too.
Hotel Monterey Grasmere
Hotel Monterey Grasmere is a 4-star establishment featuring quick access to the main train station in the port city of Osaka. Its single and twin rooms feature air-conditioning, free internet access, smartphones, TVs with flat screens and fridges among other equipment and amenities. A French restaurant, 2 Japanese restaurants, a lounge, paid parking and banquet and meeting rooms are among the hotel's facilities.
RIHGA Royal Hotel
RIHGA Royal Hotel is an upscale property located within a close proximity to the main train station. The hotel disposes of rooms and suites ranging in size from 27 m2 to 252 m2. They are air-conditioned and equipped with free Wi-Fi, satellite TVs and a number of other convenient amenities. Complimentary facilities are a few dozen dining venues, banquet halls, ballrooms and fitness and spa facilities (a gym, pool, sauna).
Bars and restaurants
Osaka, Japan, is among the major culinary destinations in the country, featuring plentiful options for everyone. Whether you are a gourmand, vegan, vegetarian or have some other dietary requirement, there are options available for you. Dining venues range from street stalls to high-end restaurants and bars, and they operate until late. Note that some of them don't accept credit cards, so always have some cash with you.
Ippudo Namba is a budget-friendly eatery that is a part of the famous Ippudo Ramen chain. As the name of this chain of restaurants suggests, the eatery specializes in ramen, and there are two signature versions available. White and Red versions are basically the same, with the latter featuring richer flavor. Still, you can adjust the spiciness level of your meal here. Ippudo Namba is open daily from 11 am to 2 am.
The Garden Oriental Osaka
The Garden Oriental Osaka is a restaurant set in a lush environment by the O River. The dining venue specializes in steaks, but there are many other western specialties in its menu, too. The Garden Oriental Osaka is open from Wednesday to Monday between 11 am and 11 pm.
Whisky Dining WWW. W
Whisky Dining WWW. W, is a mid-range bar you will love if you are a fan of Whisky. It is a part of the Suntory brewing company, which produces the Japanese whisky among other beverages. Besides Japanese, you can enjoy Scotch whisky and Irish whiskey among other beverages while tasting tapas, or fried or grilled food. Whisky Dining WWW. W's opening hours are from 11 am to 2:30 pm and from 5:30 pm to 11 pm on a daily basis.
Matsusakagyu Yakiniku M
Matsusakagyu Yakiniku M is a fine dining venue in Dotonbori, one of the key tourist areas in the Japanese port city of Osaka. The restaurant has a selection of dishes based on pork, beef and chicken meat and seafood. A wide range of side dishes on offer complements main dishes. Matsusaka Beef is a specialty you should consider ordering here. The restaurant is open daily from 5 pm to midnight, and on weekends from noon to 3pm.
Things to do in Osaka in April
Dotonbori is one of the principal tourist areas in the city of Osaka. By arriving here during a day, you will notice plentiful shopping and dining opportunities. But, try to return at night to acquaint yourself with the neighborhood's flashing lights that make this part of the city colorful the most. Dotonbori is the hallmark of the Japanese metropolis and one of its symbols.
Osaka Castle is one of the key tourist points of interest in this part of Japan. It features defensive stone walls surrounded by water-filled moats used for boat rides. A several-storied donjon (keep) dominates over this 16th-century complex, which additionally features turrets and Osaka Castle Park. Inside the donjon, you can visit the museum elaborating the history of the complex through artifacts, models and the samurai outfit. The park is especially beautiful in the beginning of the month when cherry trees are in the full bloom.
Universal Studios Japan
Universal Studios Japan is an entertainment complex abounding with roller coaster rides, live performances and exhibitions. You will find entertaining options suitable for all ages in any of the complex's 8 themed zones. New York, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter and San Francisco are a few of them. Some rides are nice and easy, while others will boil your blood in no time. Waiting is unavoidable for many rides, but you can save time at some of them with the Express Pass. Just be quick to secure yours because they are released in limited quantities.