August Weather Averages for Tokyo

What's the Weather like in Tokyo in August

Temperature

While it's still sweltering hot in August, with the average high temperature increasing to 29°C, the sun returns, putting the city in a festive mood once again. The bad news is that the high humidity combined with the heat means that it may be unbearable for those who aren't used to it

Sunshine Hours

Across the month, Tokyo usually enjoys an average of six hours of dai...

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  • Temperature Temperature 26°C 79°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 29°C 84°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 23°C 73°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 6 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 147 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 17 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 26°C 79°F

What's the Weather like in Tokyo in August

Temperature

While it's still sweltering hot in August, with the average high temperature increasing to 29°C, the sun returns, putting the city in a festive mood once again. The bad news is that the high humidity combined with the heat means that it may be unbearable for those who aren't used to it

Sunshine Hours

Across the month, Tokyo usually enjoys an average of six hours of daily sunshine, along with medium cloud coverage which fluctuates between 78% at the beginning of the month and 73% by the end. On average, the sky is mostly clear.

Rain

Over the course of August, Tokyo recieves an average of 147mm of rainfall divided by 17 rainy days. With some form of precipitation occuring on various days across the year, there is a high chance you will experience rain

Humidity

Be sure to pack sweat-wicking clothes – many swear by Uniqlo's AIRism, an iconic Japanese brand of functional underwear designed to quickly absorb and release trapped moisture, allowing the wearer to stay cool!

Tokyo Hotels in August

Boasting 15 food and beverage options, 2 swimming pools, and its own aquarium, Shinagawa Prince Hotel is right next to JR Shinagawa Train Station, from where Haneda Airport is only a 25-minute train ride away. This 39-storey hotel offers beautiful Tokyo views and free WiFi throughout the entire property. The air-conditioned rooms at Shinagawa Prince Hotel have a fridge and an en suite bathroom with a bathtub and shower booth. Free toiletries and a hairdryer are provided. Guests will also find a personal locker in the room.

Opened in December 2013 and situated right at the heart of the lively Kabuki-cho area in Shinjuku, Granbell Hotel offers modern and stylish guest rooms with unique design concepts. The property added new rooms in December of 2016. Higashi-shinjuku Subway Station is just a 4-minute walk away, while JR Shinjuku Station East Exit is a 15-minute walk from the property. This non-smoking accommodation features free WiFi throughout the property and a terrace bar on the 13th floor.

Held annually at Yushima Tenmangu (Yushima Tenjin) Shrine, a historic Shinto shrine dedicated to Sugawara-no Michizane, the Bunkyo Plum Festival celebrates the blooming season of about 300 white and red plum trees planted throughout its precincts. The best time to visit the festival is February

Bars and Restaurants

Tokyo's cognoscenti have long championed Sushi Sugita as one of the city's top sushi restaurants. Now at work in a sparkling new premises in Nihonbashi! Needless to say, Sushi Sugita has become one of the hardest places to book, so out-of-towners should get their concierges working on it well ahead of time.

Creamy white chicken-based paitan soup, delicate al dente noodles, and elegant toppings of chicken breast and seasonal greens: just three reasons why many people rate Kagari their favorite ramenya in Tokyo.

Long before latte art and aeropresses arrived in Tokyo, there was a thriving culture of kissaten, cozy and smoke-filled coffee shops. Most have disappeared, but l'Ambre (founded 1948) shows no sign of fading away. That's thanks to centenarian owner Ichiro Sekiguchi and his devotion to his premium coffee beans, some of which he ages for decades.

Things to do in Tokyo in August

The 34th Annual Koto-ku Fireworks Festival in August will see 4,000 fireworks going off – making it about a third of the size of Tokyo's biggest fireworks festivals. It's still a good, colourful show though, in a nice spot – Sunamachi Mizube Park, near the Arakawa River. Expect a crowd of around 300 000 spectators. The venue is 15 minutes from Minami-Sunamachi Station. Launch-time is 7:40pm and although the event is rain-or-shine a typhoon will postpone it by either one or two days.

In August, you will also find the Sri Lanken Festival. An array of vendors will be offering spicy Sri Lankan food including rice & curry, string hoppers, hoppers, egg hoppers, kotturotti, cutlets, rotti and vaddai. Also on offer will be Sri Lankan beer and cocount arrack. Additionally, there will be a market selling everything from jewellery, to carvings, to ceramics to Sri Lankan spices.

Comic Market, better known as Comiket, is a bi-annual comic market and one of Japan's biggest comic-related events. As per usual, Summer Comiket will be happening at Tokyo Big Sight. Admission is free but organizers recommend that you buy the event catalog. Different from some cons you may have visited in your lifetime, the focus of the event is dojinsha – independently created and published manga. Given the thousands of amateur and professional manga artists in Japan, there will be an incredibly wide range of genres and styles for you to buy.

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