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

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

Sapporo is a coastal city in Japan. It is a fairly large town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 1883027 people. The water temperature around Sapporo changes dramatically during the year. The temperature ranges from 4.8°C (40.6°F) in January up to 21.7°C (71.1°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (55°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Sapporo 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 Sapporo?

The current water temperature in the month of June in the waters around Sapporo is ca:
13°C (56°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are in proximity to Sapporo. A good spot nearby is Veedol Beach, which is almost 158.3km (98.3miles) away from Sapporo. Click here for more information on Veedol Beach and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also check out Sendai shinko, which is roughly 332.4km (206.5miles) away from Sapporo. Another good surfspot is Sendai shinko, located ca 332.4km (206.5miles) from Sapporo.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

Not many beaches are in close proximity to Sapporo. One that might be worth checking out is Lazurnaya Bay, which is more than 465km (288.8miles) away from Sapporo. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Kujukuri Beach, which is ca 520.4km (323.2miles) away from Sapporo.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Sapporo?

The sea temperature around Sapporo is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Sapporo. Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, temperatures cool down to nearly 5°C (41°F). In this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Sapporo?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during summer when temperatures range from 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Sapporo: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Sapporo...

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