August is the best season for sightseeing in Hiroshima. Although it is a very hot time of year, many people usually visit Hiroshima around August 6 to pray for the souls of those who died, as the atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of clothing is recommended for sightseeing in Hiroshima in August?

In August, Hiroshima City experiences hot days with temperatures exceeding 30 degrees Celsius during the daytime, partly due to the heat island effect. It is very hot around the Peace Memorial Museum, the Atomic Bomb Dome, and other tourist attractions, so it is advisable to wear a short-sleeved shirt and bring a parasol or hat. Be sure to drink plenty of water to avoid heat stroke. Please be careful not to walk for too long. For summer clothes, please refer to the following article.

Will there be a typhoon in Hiroshima?

Typhoons hit the Japanese archipelago between July and October, bringing a lot of rain. Typhoons rarely hit Hiroshima City, but the weather can be rough as they pass through the city. In such cases, bullet trains and airplanes may be cancelled, so please pay attention to the weather forecast.

Weather in Hiroshima in early August

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather and clothes in Hiroshima in august2

August 8 2018: The cable car to Mount Misen, Miyajima island, Japan = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Hiroshima 29.1℃  (84.4°F)
33.5℃  (92.3°F)
25.7 ℃ (78.3°F)
39.2 mm (1.54 inch)

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

Weather in Hiroshima in mid-August

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather and clothes in Hiroshima in august3

Japan,Hiroshima,August 10,2018 in a summer afternoon many people praying in front of the bomb dome,the Letzel bulding = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Hiroshima 28.6℃  (83.5°F)
32.8℃  (91.0°F)
25.3 ℃ (77.5°F)
47.4 mm (1.87 inch)

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

Weather in Hiroshima in late August

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather and clothes in Hiroshima in august4

HIROSHIMA, JAPAN – AUGUST 26, 2017: A deer walking on Miyajima street = Shuttestock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Hiroshima 27.8℃  (82.0°F)
32.1℃  (89.8°F)
24.4℃ (75.9°F)
44.8 mm (1.76 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 summer 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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