The climate of Kamakura (Japan)
Kamakura is a popular tourist destination in Japan. The combination of
beautiful temples, beautiful beaches (for surfing) and the fact that
Tokyo is situated in the vicinity make it an ideal starting point to
discover Japan. During the 11th century Kamakura was an important
military centre of power. This caused the city to flourish. The many
temples and sights are still a silent witness of this period. Among
the beautiful sights that can still be admired today are the Great
Buddha, the Temple of Hasadera, Hachimangu Shrine, Zeniarai Benten and
the temple of Kenchoji.
Kamakura has a warm sea climate with high humidity figures. This type
of climate is characterized by rainfall all year round with a peak
during the summer months. During these months tropical storms and
thunderstorms are not uncommon. Most of the rain falls in large
quantities. The winter months are somewhat drier and colder. However,
subzero temperatures are uncommon. Unpleasantly high temperatures are
not uncommon during the summer. High humidity figures make for an
unpleasant and clammy feel.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Kamakura:
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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