Japan in december: average weather and climate, where to go?

How is the weather in Japan in december? Is it a good time to visit Hakone and Kagoshima (Kyushu)? Check out weather datas and informations here.

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Weather in Japan in december 2019

Below, check out the weather forecast for december for most popular cities in Japan. These datas are statistics for december from weather reports for over 10 years. The percentage indicates the probability of having the weather indicated.

Average weather in december in Tokyo

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 7°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
56% of time

Partly Cloudy23%

Heavy rain9%

Cloudy8%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 12°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
61% of time

Partly Cloudy22%

Moderate rain at times7%

Heavy rain6%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 11°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
53% of time

Partly Cloudy26%

Moderate rain at times10%

Cloudy8%

More information about the weather in Tokyo in december

Average weather in december in Kobe

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 7°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
35% of time

Partly Cloudy25%

Moderate rain at times17%

Snow showers11%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 11°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
28% of time

Clear/Sunny27%

Partly Cloudy23%

Cloudy12%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 9°C

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
30% of time

Clear/Sunny29%

Moderate rain at times23%

Cloudy9%

More information about the weather in Kobe in december

Average weather in december in Kyoto

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 3°C

FogFog
31% of time

Partly Cloudy20%

Clear/Sunny18%

Moderate rain at times10%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 9°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
26% of time

Partly Cloudy25%

Clear/Sunny22%

Cloudy12%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 6°C

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
30% of time

Clear/Sunny22%

Fog18%

Moderate rain at times11%

More information about the weather in Kyoto in december

Average weather in december in Osaka

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 6°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
35% of time

Partly Cloudy28%

Moderate rain at times14%

Snow showers9%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 11°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
35% of time

Moderate rain at times23%

Partly Cloudy19%

Cloudy12%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 9°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
36% of time

Partly Cloudy30%

Moderate rain at times18%

Cloudy10%

More information about the weather in Osaka in december

Average weather in december in Sapporo (Hokkaido)

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -4°C

Snow showersSnow showers
52% of time

Cloudy17%

Partly Cloudy13%

Clear/Sunny10%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: -0°C

Snow showersSnow showers
63% of time

Partly Cloudy12%

Clear/Sunny8%

Cloudy8%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: -2°C

Snow showersSnow showers
55% of time

Partly Cloudy17%

Cloudy13%

Clear/Sunny9%

More information about the weather in Sapporo (Hokkaido) in december

Average weather in december in Naha (Okinawa)

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 19°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
46% of time

Partly Cloudy19%

Cloudy17%

Clear/Sunny12%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 21°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
43% of time

Partly Cloudy22%

Clear/Sunny19%

Cloudy12%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 21°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
45% of time

Partly Cloudy20%

Clear/Sunny17%

Cloudy11%

More information about the weather in Naha (Okinawa) in december

Average weather in december in Aomori

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -0°C

Snow showersSnow showers
51% of time

Cloudy15%

Partly Cloudy12%

Clear/Sunny10%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 3°C

Snow showersSnow showers
55% of time

Partly Cloudy13%

Moderate rain at times12%

Clear/Sunny9%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 2°C

Snow showersSnow showers
49% of time

Cloudy17%

Partly Cloudy13%

Clear/Sunny10%

More information about the weather in Aomori in december

Average weather in december in Fukuoka

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 6°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
26% of time

Cloudy19%

Partly Cloudy18%

Moderate rain at times18%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 11°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
31% of time

Clear/Sunny24%

Partly Cloudy22%

Heavy rain10%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 9°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
32% of time

Partly Cloudy20%

Moderate rain at times20%

Cloudy17%

More information about the weather in Fukuoka in december

Average weather in december in Hakodate

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 1°C

Snow showersSnow showers
40% of time

Partly Cloudy22%

Clear/Sunny16%

Cloudy14%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 4°C

Snow showersSnow showers
38% of time

Clear/Sunny17%

Partly Cloudy15%

Cloudy14%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 3°C

Snow showersSnow showers
35% of time

Clear/Sunny20%

Partly Cloudy19%

Cloudy14%

More information about the weather in Hakodate in december

Average weather in december in Hakone

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 6°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
61% of time

Partly Cloudy18%

Heavy rain8%

Moderate rain at times8%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 13°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
64% of time

Partly Cloudy17%

Moderate rain at times9%

Heavy rain6%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 10°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
54% of time

Partly Cloudy19%

Moderate rain at times14%

Cloudy7%

More information about the weather in Hakone in december

Average weather in december in Hiroshima

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 4°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
32% of time

Partly Cloudy26%

Fog12%

Moderate rain at times11%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 10°C

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
27% of time

Clear/Sunny27%

Moderate rain at times19%

Snow showers11%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 7°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
36% of time

Partly Cloudy29%

Moderate rain at times15%

Cloudy9%

More information about the weather in Hiroshima in december

Average weather in december in Ise

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 6°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
64% of time

Partly Cloudy16%

Cloudy8%

Moderate rain at times7%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 11°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
52% of time

Partly Cloudy26%

Cloudy11%

Moderate rain at times10%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 9°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
59% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Moderate rain at times8%

Cloudy6%

More information about the weather in Ise in december

Average weather in december in Ishigaki-jima

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 21°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
54% of time

Partly Cloudy15%

Heavy rain15%

Clear/Sunny10%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 23°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
59% of time

Partly Cloudy16%

Clear/Sunny12%

Heavy rain9%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 22°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
53% of time

Clear/Sunny17%

Partly Cloudy14%

Cloudy9%

More information about the weather in Ishigaki-jima in december

Average weather in december in Izu

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 8°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
55% of time

Partly Cloudy18%

Moderate rain at times12%

Cloudy10%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 12°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
58% of time

Partly Cloudy20%

Moderate rain at times12%

Cloudy8%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 11°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
52% of time

Partly Cloudy22%

Moderate rain at times13%

Cloudy10%

More information about the weather in Izu in december

Average weather in december in Kagoshima (Kyushu)

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 8°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
34% of time

Partly Cloudy24%

Cloudy18%

Moderate rain at times16%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 13°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
36% of time

Moderate rain at times25%

Partly Cloudy21%

Cloudy13%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 11°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
43% of time

Partly Cloudy24%

Moderate rain at times16%

Cloudy13%

More information about the weather in Kagoshima (Kyushu) in december

Average weather in december in Kamakura

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 8°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
55% of time

Partly Cloudy23%

Cloudy9%

Moderate rain at times8%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 13°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
60% of time

Partly Cloudy23%

Moderate rain at times9%

Cloudy6%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 12°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
51% of time

Partly Cloudy27%

Moderate rain at times11%

Cloudy7%

More information about the weather in Kamakura in december

Average weather in december in Kanazawa

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 5°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
30% of time

Snow showers26%

Clear/Sunny18%

Partly Cloudy12%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 9°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
35% of time

Snow showers23%

Clear/Sunny17%

Partly Cloudy14%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 7°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
34% of time

Snow showers22%

Partly Cloudy18%

Clear/Sunny16%

More information about the weather in Kanazawa in december

Average weather in december in Karuizawa

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -3°C

Snow showersSnow showers
30% of time

Clear/Sunny25%

Fog24%

Partly Cloudy18%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 4°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
38% of time

Snow showers27%

Partly Cloudy26%

Moderate rain at times4%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: -0°C

Snow showersSnow showers
28% of time

Clear/Sunny26%

Partly Cloudy22%

Fog18%

More information about the weather in Karuizawa in december

Average weather in december in Kitakyushu

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 8°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
25% of time

Moderate rain at times24%

Partly Cloudy22%

Cloudy15%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 11°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
33% of time

Clear/Sunny27%

Partly Cloudy18%

Cloudy11%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 10°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
30% of time

Moderate rain at times25%

Partly Cloudy22%

Cloudy12%

More information about the weather in Kitakyushu in december

Average weather in december in Kochi

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 5°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
56% of time

Partly Cloudy19%

Moderate rain at times11%

Heavy rain5%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 12°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
58% of time

Partly Cloudy23%

Moderate rain at times12%

Heavy rain4%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 9°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
54% of time

Partly Cloudy22%

Moderate rain at times13%

Heavy rain6%

More information about the weather in Kochi in december

Weather details in december

With the weather conditions characterized by cold days and snowfall, winter is well established throughout the territory of Japan. Depending on the locations, the temperatures can be very low or relatively mild. Still, the climate throughout December in Japan is no longer favorable to outdoor activities except for skiing.

Northern Japan in December

Expect snowfall every other day! With temperatures ranging from -5° C to zero, the days within December are very cold in most of the localities in the north - in Sapporo particularly. Moreover, days with beautiful sun are rare because the weather throughout December in Japan in this region is dominated by gray and cloud.

Central Japan in December

Freshness characterizes the climate in central Japan. Therefore, whatever the destination, expect very cold mornings. Even if over the hours, a slight rise in temperature is noticed, the wearing of comfortable clothes is always advisable because it is cold despite the beautiful sun.

Southern Japan in December

In southern Japan, temperatures rarely drop below 5° C, but due to the relatively abundant rain, the weather is also bad.




Where to go in Japan in december?

Where to go in Japan in december: destination map

perfect weather good tolerable bad very bad

warning in december the weather is different depending on the city and regions of the country.

That month is not the best month to travel to in Japan. The weather in Ishigaki-jima, Naha (Okinawa), Yakushima, Kamakura and Kagoshima (Kyushu) is just ok. The sun is not there all the time and you may be faced the rain frequently. However, if you don't plan a pool and sun travel in Japan but rather discovery of heritage, this climate may be enough. In addition, there are definitely fewer tourists at this time.

But it is finally better than in Hakone, Izu, Niigata, Osaka, Karuizawa, Yokohama, Kitakyushu, Kobe, Sendai (Honshu), Nagano-shi, Hiroshima, Kanazawa, Nagoya, Nagasaki, Hakodate, Matsue, Shikoku, Nara, Kochi, Aomori, Sapporo (Hokkaido), Kyoto, Tokyo, Nikko, Fukuoka and Kumamoto and surrounding areas where the climate is very bad. It is not advisable to visit these areas in december.


Climate in Japan in december

Climate in Tokyo in December

In the month of december, the mean temperature in Tokyo is 11°C (maximum temperature is 13°C and minimum temperature is 9°C). The climate is rather cold in this city in the month of december, but it is bearable when dressing hot. With 86mm over 8 days, you will experience some showers during your stay. But this is reasonably and it will not be continuous.
With a bad climate, the month of december is not recommended month to go in Tokyo.

December
Average temperature 11°C
Highest temperature 13°C
Lowest temperature 9°C
Sea temperature 17.3°C
Rainfall 86mm
Number of days with rainfall 8 day(s)
(24%)
Humidity 66%
Cloud cover 29%
Length of day 09:46
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net bad

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Climate in Kobe in December

In the month of december, the mean temperature in Kobe is 10°C (maximum temperature is 12°C and minimum temperature is 8°C). The climate is relatively fresh in that area in december, but it is tolerable when dressing warm. With 117mm over 15 days, rain may occur throughout your journey. But this is reasonably and it will not be continuous.
With a bad weather, december is not the best time to go in this locality.

December
Average temperature 10°C
Highest temperature 12°C
Lowest temperature 8°C
Sea temperature 17.7°C
Rainfall 117mm
Number of days with rainfall 15 day(s)
(47%)
Humidity 76%
Cloud cover 42%
Length of day 09:51
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Climate in Kyoto in December

In the month of december, maximum temperature is 10°C and minimum temperature is 6°C (for an average temperature of 8°C). The climate is quite more than very fresh in that area in december. Bring warm clothes! With 95mm over 12 days, you will experience some showers for your trip. But this is pretty reasonably and you will not be too bothered by it.

December
Average temperature 8°C
Highest temperature 10°C
Lowest temperature 6°C
Rainfall 95mm
Number of days with rainfall 12 day(s)
(38%)
Humidity 82%
Cloud cover 51%
Length of day 09:49
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Climate in Osaka in December

In the month of december, the mean temperature in Osaka is 10°C (maximum temperature is 12°C and minimum temperature is 8°C). The climate is rather cool around this city in this month, but it is livable by dressing hot. With 95mm over 13 days, you will experience some showers throughout your vacations. But this is reasonably and it is only of temporary showers.
With a bad weather, december is not recommended month to go there.

December
Average temperature 10°C
Highest temperature 12°C
Lowest temperature 8°C
Sea temperature 17.7°C
Rainfall 95mm
Number of days with rainfall 13 day(s)
(42%)
Humidity 76%
Cloud cover 41%
Length of day 09:50
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net bad

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Climate in Sapporo (Hokkaido) in December

In the month of december, maximum temperature is 1°C and minimum temperature is -3°C (for an average temperature of -1°C). The climate is rather more than very fresh in this location in this month. Plan a sweater! With 151mm over 24 days, you will experience some showers throughout your holidays. But this is rather reasonably and it is only of temporary showers.

December
Average temperature -1°C
Highest temperature 1°C
Lowest temperature -3°C
Sea temperature 8.8°C
Rainfall 151mm
Number of days with rainfall 24 day(s)
(78%)
Humidity 88%
Cloud cover 72%
Length of day 09:01
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad

more information about the climate in Sapporo (Hokkaido) in December

Weather data for Japan in december:

Weather data for Japan in december is derived from an average of the weather forecast since 2009 in Japan. There is a margin of error and these forecasts are to be considered as general information only. The weather in Japan can vary slightly from year to year, but these predictions should limit surprises. So you can pack your bags and check when is the best time of year to visit Japan.


All cities in Japan in december

Tokyo in decemberbad weather
Kobe in decemberbad weather
Kyoto in decemberbad weather
Osaka in decemberbad weather
Sapporo (Hokkaido) in decembervery bad weather
Naha (Okinawa) in decembertolerable weather
Aomori in decembervery bad weather
Fukuoka in decemberbad weather
Hakodate in decembervery bad weather
Hakone in decemberbad weather
Hiroshima in decemberbad weather
Ise in decemberbad weather
Ishigaki-jima in decembertolerable weather
Izu in decemberbad weather
Kagoshima (Kyushu) in decembertolerable weather
Kamakura in decembertolerable weather
Kanazawa in decemberbad weather
Karuizawa in decembervery bad weather
Kitakyushu in decemberbad weather
Kochi in decemberbad weather

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