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

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

Matsushima is a coastal city in Japan. It is a quite dense city close to the water with a population of 16363 people. The water temperature around Matsushima has significant variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 6.7°C (44°F) in March up to 23.5°C (74.4°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (59°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Matsushima 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 Matsushima?

The current water temperature in the month of April near Matsushima is about:
9°C (48°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Matsushima?

Not many surf spots are located in proximity to Matsushima. A spot, which is not too far away, is Sendai shinko, which is almost 8.1km (5miles) away from Matsushima. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Sendai shinko and its water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try surfing Veedol Beach, which is ca 166.9km (103.7miles) away from Matsushima. Another fun surfspot is Veedol Beach, located approximately 166.9km (103.7miles) from Matsushima.

Are there beaches close by?

Not too many beaches are located in close proximity to Matsushima. A good beach nearby is Kujukuri Beach, which is 196.7km (122.2miles) away from Matsushima. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Lazurnaya Bay, which is approximately 560.4km (348miles) away from Matsushima.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Matsushima?

The sea temperature around Matsushima is warm, reaching up to 24°C (74°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a light top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Matsushima. Nevertheless, during early spring, sea temperatures drop down to approximately 7°C (44°F). During this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Matsushima?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 19 to 24°C (65-74°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Matsushima: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Matsushima...

Do you know what the the city Testico in Italy, the city Ngadipurwo in Indonesia, and the island Vatersay in United Kingdom have in common with Matsushima? Click on the links to find out...