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

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

Kurayoshi is a coastal city in Japan. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 48347 people. The water temperature around Kurayoshi varies extremely during the year. The temperature ranges from 11.9°C (53.4°F) in March up to 26.6°C (79.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (65°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Kurayoshi 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 Kurayoshi?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters around Kurayoshi is ca:
16°C (61°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are close to Kurayoshi. A good spot nearby is Tottori-sakyu, which is more than 23.9km (14.8miles) away from Kurayoshi. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Tottori-sakyu and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Kaifu Rivermouth, which is roughly 130.9km (81.3miles) away from Kurayoshi. Another good surfspot is Kaifu Rivermouth, located roughly 130.9km (81.3miles) from Kurayoshi.

Are there white sand beaches in proximity to Kurayoshi?

Not many beaches are located in proximity to Kurayoshi. A beach, which is not too far away, is Haeundae Beach, which is almost 263.7km (163.8miles) away from Kurayoshi. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Kujukuri Beach, which is roughly 374.6km (232.6miles) away from Kurayoshi.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Kurayoshi?

The sea temperature around Kurayoshi is very warm, reaching up to 27°C (80°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or thin top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Kurayoshi. However, during early spring, sea temperatures drop down to roughly 12°C (53°F). During this time, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Kurayoshi?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F) during spring. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when temperatures go up to 22 to 27°C (71-80°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Kurayoshi: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Kurayoshi...

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