May, along with April, is the best season for spring sightseeing in Hiroshima City and Miyajima Island. in May, you can no longer see cherry blossoms, but various flowers bloom and fresh greenery is beautiful. The Seto Inland Sea coast, including Hiroshima City and Miyajima Island, enjoys mild, sunny days, and in the latter half of May, there are more and more sunny days when it is more comfortable to wear short sleeves.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear in May in Hiroshima and Miyajima?

In Hiroshima and Miyajima, spring clothes such as cardigans and light jackets are recommended in May, as in Osaka and Tokyo. For those who do not like the heat, there are hot days when short sleeves are sufficient. For more information on spring attire in Japan, please refer to the following article.

Weather in Hiroshima in early May

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Hiroshima in May2

Hiroshima, Japan – May 5, 2016: Tourists pay their respects to Cenotaph for the A-bomb Victims at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Hiroshima 5.3℃  (41.5°F)
9.9℃  (49.8°F)
1.7℃ (35.1°F)
15.5 mm (0.61 inch)
2 cm (0.79 inch)

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

Weather in Hiroshima in mid-May

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Hiroshima in May3

THE CENOTAPH, HIROSHIMA, JAPAN -15 May 2013. The monument is situated in Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima. Students visit the monument to remember the bombing and show their respect to the victims.

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Hiroshima 6.2℃  (43.2°F)
10.9℃  (51.6°F)
2.4 ℃ (36.3°F)
24.7 mm (0.97 inch)
1 cm (0.39 inch)

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

Weather in Hiroshima in late May

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Hiroshima in May4

Hiroshima, Japan – May 25, 2017: Volunteer teacher tells students about the history of the bombing at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.=Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Hiroshima 7.3℃  (45.1°F)
12.1℃  (53.8°F)
3.3℃ (37.9°F)
23.9 mm (0.94 inch)
0 cm (0 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

For spring clothes, please refer to the following article.

Monthly weather in Hiroshima

Below are articles about the weather in Hiroshima. 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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