Japan is a temperate country, but from July to August it is not an exaggeration to say that it changes to a tropical country. It is not unusual for the maximum temperature during the day to exceed 35 degrees in Tokyo. As asphalt roads are heated by sunlight it will actually feel like it’s hotter than it is. On this page, I will provide weather information concerning traveling in Tokyo in the month of July.

Below are articles about the monthly weather in Tokyo.

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

For summer clothes, please refer to the following article.

Weather in Tokyo in July (overview)

Graph: Temperature change in Tokyo in July

Graph: Temperature change in Tokyo in July

※ 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)

Tokyo in July is really hot and it is only getting hotter than ever before due to the effects of global warming. Numerous air conditioners are in operation and the city center is getting hotter from the exhaust.

Below is the meteorological data of Tokyo announced by the Japan Weather Association. As you can see, the maximum temperature during the day exceeds 30 degrees.

I have heard from acquaintances who came to Tokyo from Singapore before. Summer in Tokyo seems to be hotter than Singapore. I have been to Singapore a lot and I also believe this to be true. So, please take care of yourself and don’t forget to drink water frequently during the day to avoid heat stroke.

 

Tokyo weather in early July (2018)

Maximum temperature (Celsius) 33.5
Minimum air temperature 19.1
Total precipitation 34.0 mm
Fine weather ratio 46 %
JULY 4TH, 2018. Old Japanese couple walking at a bus stop with umbrella during a rainy day, Shibuya, Tokyo = Shutterstock

JULY 4TH, 2018. Old Japanese couple walking at a bus stop with umbrella during a rainy day, Shibuya, Tokyo = Shutterstock

The rainy season continues in Tokyo in early July. The temperature continues to rise little by little with a high humidity.

In early July, sunrise time in Tokyo is around 4:30 and sunset time is around 19:01.

 

Tokyo weather in the middle of July (2018)

Maximum temperature (Celsius) 35.4
Minimum air temperature 23.1
Total precipitation 3.5 mm
Fine weather ratio 66 %
 JULY 14TH, 2019. People at Shibuya Scramble crossing, Tokyo, Japan = Shutterstock

JULY 14TH, 2019. People at Shibuya Scramble crossing, Tokyo, Japan = Shutterstock

In the middle of July, the rainy season continues in Tokyo.

The rainy season ends by around the 20th of July every year. When the rainy season is over, a very hot summer will follow. Direct sunlight during this time is very strong.

In mid-July, sunrise time in Tokyo is around 4:36 and sunset time is around 18:57.

 

Tokyo weather in late July (2018)

Maximum temperature (Celsius) 39.0
Minimum air temperature 20.1
Total precipitation 69.5 mm
Fine weather ratio 43 %
July 20, 2018: Tokyo station building at twilight time, Tokyo, Japan = Shutterstock

July 20, 2018: Tokyo station building at twilight time, Tokyo, Japan = Shutterstock

Tokyo will completely transition to summer in late July.

It is not uncommon for daytime temperatures to exceed 35 degrees Celsius. The morning and evening low temperatures are often over 25 degrees Celsius as well.

There are many sunny days at this time. However, there may be heavy rain for a short time in the evenings.

In late July, many firework festivals will be held around Tokyo. At that time, young Japanese people wear summer kimono (Yukata) and attend.

In late July, sunrise time in Tokyo is approximately 4:43 and sunset time is approximately 18:52.

※ Sunrise and sunset times are based on the 2019 data released by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. I posted the time on the 5th for early July, the time on the 15th for mid-July and the time for the 25th for late July.

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

 

Thank you for reading to the end.

For more information about Tokyo, please refer to the following articles.

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

>> Best Things to do in Tokyo : Asakusa, Ginza, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Disney etc.

>> Narita Airport! How to get to Tokyo / Explore Terminals 1, 2, 3

 

 

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