Kumejima

Approximately 90 kilometres west of the Okinawa mainland sits the island of Kume. This small island is has a lush green interior with mountains and fields with white sand beaches leading into the subtropical waters.

Kumejima Map

Like the rest of the region, the Ryukyu culture shines through everywhere you travel in Kume, but is more obvious with the ancient Uegusuku Castle which overlooks the island 300 metres above sea level. The sandy beaches invite relaxation and the warm sea brings diverse coral and marine life making for some fantastic snorkelling or diving. Hatenohama Beach is a sandbar which literally sits out from the rest of the beaches on the island and is just a short boat ride away and there are a number of interesting rock formations across the island adding to Kume's natural beauty.

Kume is either a four hour ferry ride from Okinawa's main city of Naha or a 35 minute flight to the islands small airport.

Weather in Kumejima

The Climate Guide for Kumejima, Japan is perfect for planning your holiday. Monthly weather averages give the best indication of what the weather is usually like for every month of the year including figures for temperature, rainfall and sunshine.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max Daytime Temperature (°C) 19 19 21 24 26 29 31 31 30 27 24 21
Min Night-time Temperature (°C) 14 14 16 19 21 25 26 26 24 22 20 16
Hours of Sunshine (Daily) 3 3 3 4 5 6 8 8 7 6 4 3
Hours of Daylight (Daily) 11 11 12 13 13 14 14 13 12 12 11 10
Heat and Humidity Discomfort None None None None Moderate High Very High Very High High None None None
Days with some Rainfall 21 19 20 17 19 19 19 21 19 19 19 20
Monthly Rainfall (mm) 150 152 199 204 266 250 138 203 164 158 133 121
UV Index (Maximum) 6 8 10 11 11 11+ 11+ 11+ 10 8 6 5