Tokyo Weather in May

Season: Late spring

In May of Tokyo, the average high temperature is 23℃ (73.4℉), while the average low temperature is around 17℃ (62.6℉), indicating that Tokyo weather in May is quite pleasant and it is one of the best times to visit Tokyo. The daytime is long enough for tourists to enjoy themselves to their heart's content. It should be particularly noted that it may rain more than you have imagined, although it’s in dry spring. It is advised to refer to local weather forecast before traveling. Jeans and short-sleeve shirt are perfect for the climate of Tokyo in May.

Averages for Tokyo Weather in May

Temperature: 20°C / 68°F
High Temperature: 23°C / 73.4°F
Low Temperature: 17°C / 62.6°F
Humidity: 69%
Rainfall: 136 mm
Rainy Days: 11 days
Sunrise: 04:27 ~ 04:50
Sunset: 18:28 ~ 18:51

What to Wear in Tokyo in May

It comes to late spring in May in Tokyo. Short sleeves and thin pants or jeans are comfortable to wear. But after the sun sets, tourists might need a thin coat or knitted outerwear to fit the temperature drop.
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Top Things to Do in Tokyo in May

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Early May is the “Golden Week” in Japan, when several festivals are celebrated one after another, and for visitors, is a great time to experience traditional Japanese activities and celebrations. Visitors can witness hundreds and thousands of carp streamers hanged in lines on May 5, Children's Day in Japan, to pray for the healthy growth of children, especially around Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree. Sanja Matsuri at Asakusa Shrine and Kanda Matsuri held around Kanda Shrine are also great chances to learn Japanese traditions. It’s the strawberry season in Japan climatically. If you are a nature lover, you can pick strawberries in person at a farm in rural Tokyo, or you can find strawberries buffet in hotels in the city. Wisteria festival continues in early May at Kameido Tenjin Shrine; come there if you miss it in late April.


There are numerous people at the site of celebrations in the “Golden Week”. Thus, take good care of yourself as well as your personal effects to avoid accidents. You also need a pair of comfortable shoes in the crowds.
- Last updated on Mar. 03, 2023 by Nancy He -