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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Kumamoto, Japan

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Kumamoto...

Kumamoto is a coastal city in Japan. It is a fairly huge city close to the water with a population of 680423 people. The water temperature around Kumamoto changes dramatically throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 13.2°C (55.8°F) in February up to 25.3°C (77.6°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (67°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Kumamoto is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Kumamoto?

The current water temperature in the month of March near Kumamoto is about:
15°C (58°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Kumamoto?

There are not many surf spots close to Kumamoto. The closest decent spot is Okuragahama, which is roughly 62.2km (38.7miles) away from Kumamoto. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Okuragahama and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Kumamoto are Isegahama, which is 62.3km (38.7miles) away, and Kanegahama, located 62.6km (38.9miles) from Kumamoto.

Are there gorgeous beaches close by?

Not too many beaches are located close to Kumamoto. One that might be worth checking out is Haeundae Beach, which is 184.1km (114.4miles) away from Kumamoto. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit Kujukuri Beach, ca 582.2km (361.6miles) away from Kumamoto.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Kumamoto?

The sea temperature around Kumamoto is very warm, reaching up to 25°C (78°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or light wetsuit top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures reach lows of nearly 13°C (56°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Kumamoto?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (56-65°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during summer when water temperatures range from 20 to 25°C (69-78°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Kumamoto: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Kumamoto...

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