In March, Okinawa gets warmer all at once, and although there is a little more precipitation than in January and February, it does not mean that it rains all the time, but it falls more in a short period of time, which is fine for sightseeing. In late March, you can enjoy swimming at many beaches, and since the number of Japanese tourists increases in March, it is advisable to make flight and hotel reservations as early as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I start swimming in Okinawa?

In Okinawa, sea water temperatures are higher, allowing people to enjoy swimming in the sea even when the temperatures are not quite summer yet. Swimming can generally be enjoyed from late March. However, the exact date when you can go swimming depends on the beach. Below are the dates in 2022 when the ban on swimming in the sea will be lifted at each beach. Please refer to these dates.

Fusaki Beach/Ishigaki Island
March 1st

Manza Beach/Onna Village
March 12th

Sheraton Okinawa Sunmarina Resort Mae Beach/Onna Village
March 18th

Okuma Beach/Kunigami Village
March 20th

Kanucha Bay Beach / Nago City
March 27

Emerald Beach/Motobu Town
April 1st

Nabee Beach/Onna Village
April 1st

Tiger Beach/Onna Village
April 1st

Zanpa Beach / Yomitan Village
April 1st

Kise Beach / Nago City
April 1st

Bibi Beach/Itoman City
April 3

Naminoue Beach / Naha City
April 3

Eef Beach/Kumejima
April 3

What should I wear in Okinawa in March?

In the first half of March, you will still need a spring jacket; in the second half of March, it will be much warmer, so a light jacket will be fine. Many people walk around in short-sleeved shirts during sunny days. However, the sun is very strong, so we recommend that you bring some anti-ultraviolet cream. For spring and summer clothes, please refer to the following articles.

Weather in Okinawa in early March

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather and clothes in Okinawa in March2

NAHA, OKINAWA, JAPAN – MARCH 2, 2017 : Kokusai Dori street = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Naha 18.2℃  (64.8°F)
21.0℃  (69.8°F)
15.8℃ (60.4°F)
48.0 mm (1.89 inch)

※ Source: All figures are the average for 30 years of 1991-2020 announced by the Japan Meteorological Agency

Weather in Okinawa in mid-March

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather and clothes in Okinawa in March3

MARCH 11, 2017 -Naminoue shrine in naha, Okinawa = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Naha 19.1℃  (66.4°F)
21.9℃  (71.4°F)
16.7 ℃ (62.1°F)
44.7 mm (1.76 inch)

※Source:  All figures are the average for 30 years of 1991-2020 announced by the Japan Meteorological Agency

Weather in Okinawa in late March

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather and clothes in Okinawa in March4

March 24th, 2017: A japanese couple wearing matching outfits walking on the sidewalk in Naha, Okinawa = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Naha 19.9℃  (67.8°F)
22.7℃  (72.9°F)
17.5℃ (63.5°F)
50.1 mm (1.97 inch)

※ Source: All figures are the average for 30 years of 1991-2020 announced by the Japan Meteorological Agency

What to wear in Japan during spring & summer

For spring and summer clothes, please refer to the following articles.

Monthly weather in Okinawa

Below are articles about the weather in Okinawa. Click on the month of interest to see articles about that month.

January February March
April May June
July August September
October November December

Weather in tourist destinations around Japan

Below are pages showing the climates of various regions in Japan at the same time of the year.

Tokyo Osaka Kyoto
Hokkaido Sendai Nagano
Nagoya Hiroshima Fukuoka
Okinawa

 

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