In Japan it is the spring tourist season from April to May. Because there are many warm and comfortable days, the tourist spots are crowded with people from home and abroad. Osaka is also experiencing peak tourist season from April. If you plan on staying in Osaka in April, what kind of clothes should you prepare? On this page, I will discuss the weather of Osaka in April to give you an idea.

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Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in April. If you plan to go to Hokkaido as well as Tokyo, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Tokyo.

Weather in Osaka in April (overview)

Graph: Temperature change in Osaka in April

Graph: Temperature change in Osaka in April

※ Based on the data released by the Japan Meteorological Agency. Both high and low temperature data are averages over the past 30 years (1981-2010)

The climate of Osaka is roughly the same as other major cities in Honshu such as Tokyo. In April, days that exceed 20 degree high temperatures are abundant. The weather is generally good so you can go around sightseeing spots comfortably.

It is warm, so you probably won’t need jumpers and such during the day. However, in the evening the temperature will be lower by more than 10 degrees from noon temperatures. If you are outdoors at night for the purpose of viewing the cherry blossoms, I think that it would be wise to bring a jumper.

In the end of April, the sunlight becomes much stronger. On sunny days, you may not need cardigans or similar clothing items during the day. However, let’s keep in mind that it will be cooler at night.

 

Osaka weather in early April (2018)

Maximum temperature (Celsius) 24.9
Minimum air temperature 6.1
Total precipitation 15.0 mm
Fine weather ratio 59%
April 8, 2019: Osaka Castle in Osaka, Japan. The castle is one of Japan's most famous landmarks = Shutterstock

April 8, 2019: Osaka Castle in Osaka, Japan. The castle is one of Japan’s most famous landmarks = Shutterstock

In early April, cherry blossoms will be in full bloom in various parts of Osaka. The days will continue to be warm but sometimes cold winter-like days return. It will rain occasionally, so please prepare an umbrella.

If you plan to see the cherry blossoms at night, bring a jacket as the temperature sometimes falls below 10 degrees.

In early April, sunrise time in Osaka is around 5:41 and sunset time is around 18:22.

 

Osaka weather in the middle of April (2018)

Maximum temperature (Celsius) 25.9
Minimum air temperature 9.6
Total precipitation 69.0 mm
Fine weather ratio 49%
April 11, 2019: Woman along the canal outside Osaka Castle and Cherry blossoms bloom a lot at Osaka Castle, Osaka, Japan = Shutterstock

April 11, 2019: Woman along the canal outside Osaka Castle and Cherry blossoms bloom a lot at Osaka Castle, Osaka, Japan = Shutterstock

In mid-April, in Osaka, cherry blossoms will have scattered quite a bit but from April 10th-15th you will likely be able to see them.

After that, the trees will change to a fresh and beautiful green color.

During this time, the daytime maximum temperature may exceed 25 degrees Celsius. However, it is still cool in the morning and evening, so bring a cardigan or more. You should also expect occasional rain.

In mid-April, sunrise time in Osaka is about 5:27 and sunset time is about 18:30.

 

Osaka weather in late April (2018)

Maximum temperature (Celsius) 25.9
Minimum air temperature 12.8
Total precipitation 56.0 mm
Fine weather ratio 60%
April 27, 2015: Tourists and Universal Globe outside the Universal Studios Theme Park in Osaka, Japan = Shutterstock

April 27, 2015: Tourists and Universal Globe outside the Universal Studios Theme Park in Osaka, Japan = Shutterstock

In late April, the temperature is not too hot and not too cold. It will be very comfortable and it will rain less often. In Osaka, this is one of the best seasons to travel. However, expect other tourists to also take advantage of this time and to crowd popular tourist spots.

In Japan, from around April 29th to around May 5th, the “Golden Week” begins featuring many holidays. During this period, the tourist destinations are very crowded. Hotels and planes are expensive as a result as well.

In late April, sunrise time in Osaka is about 5:15 and sunset time is about 18:38.

※ Sunrise and sunset times are based on the 2019 data released by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. I posted the time of the 5th for the beginning of April, the time of the 15th for the middle of April, and the time of the 25th for the end of April.

 

Thank you for reading to the end.

For Osaka, please refer to the following articles if you like.

>> Spring Wear in Japan! What should you wear?

>> Osaka! 17 Best Tourist Attractions: Dotonbori, Umeda, USJ etc.

>> Kansai Airport (KIX)! How to get to Osaka, Kyoto / Explore Terminals 1, 2

 

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