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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Otsu-shi, Japan

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Otsu-shi...

Otsu-shi is a coastal city in Japan. It is a quite mid-size city close to the ocean with a population of 298164 people. The water temperature around Otsu-shi changes dramatically throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 10.2°C (50.3°F) in March up to 27.6°C (81.7°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (65°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Otsu-shi 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 Otsu-shi?

The current water temperature in the month of June near Otsu-shi is about:
21°C (69°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Otsu-shi. The next good one is Akabane Long Beach, which is roughly 80.7km (53.1miles) away from Otsu-shi. Click here to check out more information on Akabane Long Beach and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Otsu-shi are Sunset beach, which is approximately 85.5km (53.1miles) away, and Tottori-sakyu, located ca 100km (62.1miles) from Otsu-shi.

Are there beaches close to Otsu-shi?

Not too many beaches are located close to Otsu-shi. A good beach nearby is Kujukuri Beach, which is almost 262km (162.7miles) away from Otsu-shi. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Haeundae Beach, approximately 379km (235.4miles) away from Otsu-shi.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Otsu-shi?

The sea temperature around Otsu-shi is very warm, reaching up to 28°C (82°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or thin wetsuit top might be required for sensitive people, but most will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Otsu-shi. However, during February, March, and April, water temperatures come down to approximately 10°C (50°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly 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 Otsu-shi?

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 10 to 15°C (50-59°F) during spring. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures go up to 23 to 28°C (73-82°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Otsu-shi: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Otsu-shi...

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