Weather in Japan in december 2020

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.

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

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Where should you go in Japan in december when it comes to the weather?

Remember:
The climate in Japan in december ranges from tolerable to very bad depending on the region and city.

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.


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Climate in Japan in december

Climate in Tokyo in december

In the month of december, the mean temperature in Tokyo is 50°F (maximum temperature is 56°F and minimum temperature is 47°F). The climate is rather cold in this city in the month of december, but it is bearable when dressing hot. With 2.6in over 6 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 50°F
Highest temperature 56°F
Lowest temperature 47°F
Sea temperature 64°F
Rainfall 2.6in
Number of days with rainfall 6 day(s)
(20%)
Humidity 67%
Daily sunshine hours 8
Cloud cover 27%
Length of day 09:46
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net bad
more information about the climate in Tokyo in december

Climate in Kobe in december

In the month of december, the mean temperature in Kobe is 50°F (maximum temperature is 52°F and minimum temperature is 47°F). The climate is relatively fresh in that area in december, but it is tolerable when dressing warm. With 3.3in over 13 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 50°F
Highest temperature 52°F
Lowest temperature 47°F
Sea temperature 64°F
Rainfall 3.3in
Number of days with rainfall 13 day(s)
(42%)
Humidity 78%
Daily sunshine hours 7
Cloud cover 43%
Length of day 09:50
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net bad
more information about the climate in Kobe in december

Climate in Kyoto in december

In the month of december, maximum temperature is 49°F and minimum temperature is 40°F (for an average temperature of 45°F). The climate is quite more than very fresh in that area in december. Bring warm clothes! With 2.9in over 10 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 45°F
Highest temperature 49°F
Lowest temperature 40°F
Rainfall 2.9in
Number of days with rainfall 10 day(s)
(33%)
Humidity 85%
Daily sunshine hours 7
Cloud cover 51%
Length of day 09:49
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
more information about the climate in Kyoto in december

Climate in Osaka in december

In the month of december, the mean temperature in Osaka is 49°F (maximum temperature is 52°F and minimum temperature is 43°F). The climate is rather cool around this city in this month, but it is livable by dressing hot. With 2.6in over 11 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 49°F
Highest temperature 52°F
Lowest temperature 43°F
Sea temperature 64°F
Rainfall 2.6in
Number of days with rainfall 11 day(s)
(34%)
Humidity 80%
Daily sunshine hours 7
Cloud cover 41%
Length of day 09:51
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net bad
more information about the climate in Osaka in december

Climate in Sapporo (Hokkaido) in december

In the month of december, maximum temperature is 34°F and minimum temperature is 27°F (for an average temperature of 31°F). The climate is rather more than very fresh in this location in this month. Plan a sweater! With 4.8in over 23 days, you will experience some showers throughout your holidays. But this is rather reasonably and it is only of temporary showers.

December
Average temperature 31°F
Highest temperature 34°F
Lowest temperature 27°F
Sea temperature 48°F
Rainfall 4.8in
Number of days with rainfall 23 day(s)
(73%)
Humidity 89%
Daily sunshine hours 5
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

All cities in Japan in december

Tokyo in decemberbad weather
Kobe in decemberbad weather
Kyoto in decembervery bad 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 decembervery bad weather
Ise in decemberbad weather
Ishigaki-jima in decembertolerable weather
Izu in decemberbad weather
Kagoshima (Kyushu) in decembertolerable weather
Kamakura in decemberbad weather
Kanazawa in decemberbad weather
Karuizawa in decembervery bad weather
Kitakyushu in decemberbad weather
Kochi in decemberbad weather
Kumamoto in decemberbad weather
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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 to go to Japan.


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