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

How is the weather in Japan in january? Is it the perfect time to go to Hakodate and Fukuoka? Check out our datas and informations on this page.

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Weather in Japan in january 2019

Below, you have access to the weather forecast for the month of january for most popular cities in Japan. These forecasts are statistics for january from weather reports for over 10 years. The percentage indicates the probability of having the weather mentioned.

Average weather in january in Tokyo

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 4°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
60% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Cloudy8%

Heavy rain6%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 9°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
59% of time

Partly Cloudy25%

Moderate rain at times6%

Cloudy5%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 8°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
48% of time

Partly Cloudy31%

Cloudy8%

Moderate rain at times7%

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Average weather in january in Kobe

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 4°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
32% of time

Partly Cloudy23%

Snow showers21%

Cloudy11%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 8°C

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
30% of time

Snow showers20%

Clear/Sunny20%

Moderate rain at times18%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 7°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
30% of time

Partly Cloudy26%

Moderate rain at times18%

Snow showers15%

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Average weather in january in Kyoto

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -0°C

FogFog
28% of time

Snow showers20%

Partly Cloudy18%

Clear/Sunny17%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 7°C

Snow showersSnow showers
27% of time

Partly Cloudy22%

Moderate rain at times15%

Clear/Sunny15%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 3°C

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
22% of time

Clear/Sunny21%

Snow showers19%

Fog14%

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Average weather in january in Osaka

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 3°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
31% of time

Partly Cloudy27%

Snow showers14%

Cloudy14%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 8°C

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
28% of time

Clear/Sunny27%

Snow showers19%

Moderate rain at times15%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 6°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
35% of time

Partly Cloudy27%

Moderate rain at times13%

Snow showers12%

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Average weather in january in Sapporo (Hokkaido)

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -8°C

Snow showersSnow showers
61% of time

Cloudy14%

Fog13%

Partly Cloudy10%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: -3°C

Snow showersSnow showers
71% of time

Cloudy12%

Partly Cloudy10%

Clear/Sunny5%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: -5°C

Snow showersSnow showers
64% of time

Cloudy15%

Fog10%

Partly Cloudy10%

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Average weather in january in Naha (Okinawa)

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 18°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
46% of time

Partly Cloudy22%

Cloudy16%

Clear/Sunny11%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 19°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
47% of time

Partly Cloudy18%

Cloudy15%

Clear/Sunny14%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 19°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
44% of time

Partly Cloudy20%

Clear/Sunny15%

Cloudy12%

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Average weather in january in Aomori

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -3°C

Snow showersSnow showers
62% of time

Cloudy19%

Partly Cloudy10%

Fog5%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: -0°C

Snow showersSnow showers
69% of time

Cloudy13%

Partly Cloudy7%

Fog5%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: -1°C

Snow showersSnow showers
59% of time

Cloudy20%

Partly Cloudy11%

Fog5%

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Average weather in january in Fukuoka

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 4°C

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
26% of time

Clear/Sunny22%

Cloudy20%

Snow showers15%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 9°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
26% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Snow showers18%

Moderate rain at times17%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 7°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
29% of time

Partly Cloudy22%

Cloudy17%

Moderate rain at times17%

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Average weather in january in Hakodate

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -2°C

Snow showersSnow showers
37% of time

Cloudy25%

Partly Cloudy22%

Clear/Sunny14%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 1°C

Snow showersSnow showers
46% of time

Cloudy22%

Partly Cloudy17%

Clear/Sunny10%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: -0°C

Snow showersSnow showers
42% of time

Clear/Sunny19%

Cloudy19%

Partly Cloudy16%

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Average weather in january in Hakone

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 3°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
64% of time

Partly Cloudy20%

Moderate rain at times6%

Heavy rain5%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 10°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
58% of time

Partly Cloudy25%

Moderate rain at times8%

Cloudy6%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 7°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
52% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Moderate rain at times10%

Heavy rain9%

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Average weather in january in Hiroshima

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 1°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
31% of time

Partly Cloudy23%

Cloudy13%

Snow showers11%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 8°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
26% of time

Partly Cloudy26%

Snow showers18%

Cloudy13%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 5°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
31% of time

Partly Cloudy29%

Moderate rain at times14%

Snow showers13%

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Average weather in january in Ise

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 4°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
60% of time

Partly Cloudy20%

Cloudy10%

Moderate rain at times6%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 9°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
44% of time

Partly Cloudy31%

Cloudy11%

Moderate rain at times7%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 7°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
53% of time

Partly Cloudy24%

Cloudy11%

Moderate rain at times8%

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Average weather in january in Ishigaki-jima

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 19°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
58% of time

Heavy rain12%

Clear/Sunny12%

Cloudy10%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 21°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
51% of time

Partly Cloudy14%

Clear/Sunny14%

Heavy rain14%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 21°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
57% of time

Clear/Sunny15%

Partly Cloudy12%

Heavy rain11%

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Average weather in january in Izu

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 5°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
60% of time

Partly Cloudy19%

Cloudy9%

Moderate rain at times8%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 9°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
55% of time

Partly Cloudy24%

Moderate rain at times9%

Cloudy9%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 8°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
54% of time

Partly Cloudy20%

Cloudy11%

Moderate rain at times8%

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Average weather in january in Kagoshima (Kyushu)

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 6°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
36% of time

Partly Cloudy22%

Cloudy17%

Moderate rain at times12%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 11°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
35% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Moderate rain at times19%

Cloudy15%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 9°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
44% of time

Partly Cloudy19%

Cloudy14%

Moderate rain at times13%

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Average weather in january in Kamakura

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 5°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
59% of time

Partly Cloudy24%

Cloudy7%

Heavy rain6%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 10°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
58% of time

Partly Cloudy28%

Moderate rain at times7%

Cloudy5%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 9°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
47% of time

Partly Cloudy28%

Cloudy9%

Heavy rain9%

More information about the weather in Kamakura in january

Average weather in january in Kanazawa

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 1°C

Snow showersSnow showers
44% of time

Partly Cloudy16%

Clear/Sunny15%

Moderate rain at times14%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 5°C

Snow showersSnow showers
40% of time

Clear/Sunny19%

Moderate rain at times18%

Partly Cloudy16%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 4°C

Snow showersSnow showers
37% of time

Clear/Sunny19%

Partly Cloudy18%

Moderate rain at times17%

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Average weather in january in Karuizawa

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -7°C

Snow showersSnow showers
35% of time

Clear/Sunny27%

Partly Cloudy20%

Fog16%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: -0°C

Snow showersSnow showers
37% of time

Clear/Sunny36%

Partly Cloudy21%

Cloudy4%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: -4°C

Snow showersSnow showers
38% of time

Clear/Sunny26%

Partly Cloudy17%

Fog16%

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Average weather in january in Kitakyushu

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 6°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
26% of time

Partly Cloudy19%

Snow showers18%

Cloudy18%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 9°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
27% of time

Partly Cloudy22%

Moderate rain at times21%

Snow showers15%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 8°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
29% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Moderate rain at times20%

Snow showers13%

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Average weather in january in Kochi

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 3°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
54% of time

Partly Cloudy22%

Heavy rain6%

Fog6%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 10°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
54% of time

Partly Cloudy26%

Moderate rain at times11%

Cloudy4%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 7°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
55% of time

Partly Cloudy22%

Moderate rain at times10%

Heavy rain8%

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Weather details in january

Most of the Japanese communities face the cold that has already installed itself and characterize the days one after the other. Even if the period is the least humid of the whole year, one can still expect a few days of precipitation that can be seen through snowfall or rain - depending on the region. Aside from the island of Okinawa, which enjoys a pleasantly gentle atmosphere - the weather in Japan throughout January is rather unfavorable.

Northern Japan throughout January

Hokkaido and Honshu, the largest island of the Japanese archipelago, are characterized by cold days and abundant snowfall. It also happens that the sky is covered with a sheet of heavy clouds more often; the beautiful sunny days are rare. However, this abundant snow is the delight of sports enthusiasts gliding over the powder - who arrive in masses at the ski resorts.

The Center of Honshu Island throughout January

Most of the localities in the eastern part of Honshu Island have climatic conditions characterized by mild temperatures and several days of sunshine. Such is why in this region, the weather throughout January in Japan is rather mild - despite the freshness of the atmosphere.

The cities in the center of the island, like Kyoto, are dominated by the alternation of beautiful sunny days and relatively abundant snowfall, favored by the surrounding mountains.

Southern Japan and the Ryükyü Islands throughout January

With temperatures that are rather mild and the alternation of beautiful sunny days with relatively cloudy ones, the climate throughout January in Japan in the southern Japanese archipelago is rather pleasant. However, if wearing warm clothes is important on the island of Kyushu, one can go without such in Okinawa and most of the Ryükyü islands - which have a rather warm atmosphere despite the rain.




Where to go in Japan in january?

Where to go in Japan in january: destination map

perfect weather good tolerable bad very bad

warning in january the weather varied 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) and Yakushima is ok but correct. The sun is not there all the time and you risk you to be soaked by rain often. However, if you don't plan a deckchair & cocktails by the pool holiday in Japan but rather cultural visits, this climate may suit. In addition, there are surely fewer tourists this month.

But it gets worse: in Hakone, Izu, Niigata, Osaka, Karuizawa, Yokohama, Kitakyushu, Kobe, Sendai (Honshu), Nagano-shi, Hiroshima, Kanazawa, Nagoya, Nagasaki, Hakodate, Matsue, Shikoku, Nara, Kochi, Kamakura, Aomori, Sapporo (Hokkaido), Kyoto, Kagoshima (Kyushu), Tokyo, Nikko, Fukuoka and Kumamoto and surrounding areas where the climate is even worse. It is really not advisable to visit these areas this month.


Climate in Japan in january

Climate in Tokyo in January

In the month of january, the mean temperature in Tokyo is 8°C (maximum temperature is 10°C and minimum temperature is 6°C). The climate is rather cold in that locality in january, but it is endurable by dressing warm. With 78mm over 7 days, rainfall can happen for your trip. But this is rather moderate and it will not be continuous.
With a bad weather, january is not the best time to go in Tokyo in Japan.

January
Average temperature 8°C
Highest temperature 10°C
Lowest temperature 6°C
Sea temperature 15.7°C
Rainfall 78mm
Number of days with rainfall 7 day(s)
(23%)
Humidity 62%
Cloud cover 29%
Length of day 10:01
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Climate in Kobe in January

In the month of january, maximum temperature is 9°C and minimum temperature is 6°C (for an average temperature of 8°C). The climate is quite cold in this city in january. Do not forget to take with you warm clothes! With 89mm over 14 days, you risk getting wet slightly during your trip. But this is moderate and it will not be continuous.

January
Average temperature 8°C
Highest temperature 9°C
Lowest temperature 6°C
Sea temperature 15°C
Rainfall 89mm
Number of days with rainfall 14 day(s)
(46%)
Humidity 75%
Cloud cover 46%
Length of day 10:05
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Climate in Kyoto in January

In the month of january, maximum temperature is 7°C and minimum temperature is 3°C (for an average temperature of 5°C). The climate is rather cold in that locality in the month of january. Do not forget to cover yourself! With 101mm over 13 days, rainfall can happen during your journey. But this is pretty moderate and it will not be continuous.

January
Average temperature 5°C
Highest temperature 7°C
Lowest temperature 3°C
Rainfall 101mm
Number of days with rainfall 13 day(s)
(43%)
Humidity 82%
Cloud cover 56%
Length of day 10:03
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad

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Climate in Osaka in January

In the month of january, the mean temperature in Osaka is 7°C (maximum temperature is 9°C and minimum temperature is 5°C). The climate is quite more than very fresh in this city in this month. Do not forget to cover yourself! With 86mm over 12 days, rainfall can happen during your holidays. But this is pretty moderate and it will not be continuous.

January
Average temperature 7°C
Highest temperature 9°C
Lowest temperature 5°C
Sea temperature 14.9°C
Rainfall 86mm
Number of days with rainfall 12 day(s)
(39%)
Humidity 75%
Cloud cover 46%
Length of day 10:05
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad

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Climate in Sapporo (Hokkaido) in January

In the month of january, the mean temperature in Sapporo (Hokkaido) is -3°C (maximum temperature is -0°C and minimum temperature is -6°C). The climate is rather cold in that area in this month. Plan a sweater! With 127mm over 25 days, you risk getting wet slightly during your trip. But this is rather moderate and it will not be continuous.

January
Average temperature -3°C
Highest temperature -0°C
Lowest temperature -6°C
Sea temperature 6.5°C
Rainfall 127mm
Number of days with rainfall 25 day(s)
(81%)
Humidity 91%
Cloud cover 79%
Length of day 09:20
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad

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Weather data for Japan in january:

Weather data for Japan in january 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 january

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

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