Most of the Okinawa islands belong to the subtropical climate. So you can spend comfortably through the year, the sunshine is very strong in summer, though.
But I think you should avoid the below season. Please check it.
TYPHOON SEASON AND RAINY SEASON
In Okinawa, from July to October is a typhoon season, and a typhoon in September is fierce.
So flights might be cancelled due to the typhoon. And if you could visit Okinawa, the weather might be awful.
Also, from May to June is a rainy season. The rainy season usually finishes the end of June.
Bad weather is the enemy of family with small child. You should avoid May to the middle of June and September.
BE CAREFUL OF HEATSTROKE
You might think it strange, but the summer temperature of Okinawa is not higher than Tokyo.
But the sunshine is really strong, so you should be careful of heatstroke.
If you visit Okinawa from July to August, please put your child on a hat and give your child some water often.
GOLDEN WEEK IS VERY CROWDED
Japan has long weekend in the end of April till the beginning of May. It is called Golden week.
In this season, many Japanese people visit Okinawa, so it’s hard to enjoy popular sightseeing spot.
Also, wherever you go, popular prefectures are very crowded during Golden week in Japan.
So if you don’t like crowded places, you should avoid Golden week.
SUMMER HOLIDAY IS HIGH SEASON
If possible, we want to save money. Then, it’s probably better not to visit Okinawa in July and August.
This season is long summer holiday in Japan, so the prices of hotels and flights are higher. And as you probably noticed, Okinawa in this season is very crowded.
Then, when is the best time to visit Okinawa ?
BEST TIME TO VISIT OKINAWA
If you want to enjoy good weather, you should visit Okinawa from March to April or from October to December.
But March and December are the time of holiday, so April, October and November are better.
You can enjoy the beaches in April, the water is a little bit cold, though.
Also, the end of June is great season. The rainy season could be ended, and it’s not a typhoon season.
Could you get helpful information about best time of Okinawa? Please feel free to comment or contact me if you have any question.