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

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

Shimodate is a coastal city in Japan. It is a rather medium-sized town close to the water with a population of 63666 people. The water temperature around Shimodate varies extremely throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 11.8°C (53.2°F) in March up to 23.2°C (73.8°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Shimodate 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 Shimodate?

The current water temperature in the month of January near Shimodate is ca:
14°C (57°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Shimodate?

There are not many surf spots close to Shimodate. The next good one is Katagai, which is about 59.4km (44.1miles) away from Shimodate. Click here to check out more information on Katagai and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Shimodate are Taito, which is 71km (44.1miles) away, and Inamuragasaki, located approximately 73.7km (45.8miles) from Shimodate.

Are there white sand beaches close to Shimodate?

Not too many beaches are located in close proximity to Shimodate. A beach that might be worth checking out is Kujukuri Beach, which is 57.8km (35.9miles) away from Shimodate. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try Haeundae Beach, which is 616.4km (382.9miles) away from Shimodate.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Shimodate?

The sea temperature around Shimodate is warm, reaching up to 23°C (74°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a thin top or a jumpsuit might be required for most people, but some might even be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during early spring, water temperatures cool down to 12°C (53°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Shimodate?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change 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 are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during August, September, and October when temperatures reach 18 to 23°C (65-74°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Shimodate: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Shimodate...

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