Weather in Japan in january 2021


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The climate in Japan in january ranges from bad to very bad depending on the region and city.

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.



Climate in Japan in january

Climate in Tokyo in january

In the month of january, the mean temperature in Tokyo is 47°F (maximum temperature is 50°F and minimum temperature is 41°F). The climate is rather cold in that locality in january, but it is endurable by dressing warm. With 2.2in over 6 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 47°F
Highest temperature 50°F
Lowest temperature 41°F
Sea temperature 61°F
Rainfall 2.2in
Number of days with rainfall 6 day(s)
(19%)
Humidity 64%
Daily sunshine hours 9
Cloud cover 27%
Length of day 09:59
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
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Climate in Kobe in january

In the month of january, maximum temperature is 49°F and minimum temperature is 41°F (for an average temperature of 45°F). The climate is quite cold in this city in january. Do not forget to take with you warm clothes! With 2.7in over 13 days, you risk getting wet slightly during your trip. But this is moderate and it will not be continuous.

January
Average temperature 45°F
Highest temperature 49°F
Lowest temperature 41°F
Sea temperature 59°F
Rainfall 2.7in
Number of days with rainfall 13 day(s)
(41%)
Humidity 77%
Daily sunshine hours 7
Cloud cover 45%
Length of day 10:05
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
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Climate in Kyoto in january

In the month of january, maximum temperature is 45°F and minimum temperature is 36°F (for an average temperature of 40°F). The climate is rather cold in that locality in the month of january. Do not forget to cover yourself! With 3.2in over 11 days, rainfall can happen during your journey. But this is pretty moderate and it will not be continuous.

January
Average temperature 40°F
Highest temperature 45°F
Lowest temperature 36°F
Rainfall 3.2in
Number of days with rainfall 11 day(s)
(37%)
Humidity 85%
Daily sunshine hours 7
Cloud cover 55%
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 43°F (maximum temperature is 47°F and minimum temperature is 40°F). The climate is quite more than very fresh in this city in this month. Do not forget to cover yourself! With 2.5in over 10 days, rainfall can happen during your holidays. But this is pretty moderate and it will not be continuous.

January
Average temperature 43°F
Highest temperature 47°F
Lowest temperature 40°F
Sea temperature 59°F
Rainfall 2.5in
Number of days with rainfall 10 day(s)
(33%)
Humidity 78%
Daily sunshine hours 7
Cloud cover 45%
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 25°F (maximum temperature is 31°F and minimum temperature is 20°F). The climate is rather cold in that area in this month. Plan a sweater! With 4.3in over 23 days, you risk getting wet slightly during your trip. But this is rather moderate and it will not be continuous.

January
Average temperature 25°F
Highest temperature 31°F
Lowest temperature 20°F
Sea temperature 44°F
Rainfall 4.3in
Number of days with rainfall 23 day(s)
(74%)
Humidity 92%
Daily sunshine hours 5
Cloud cover 78%
Length of day 09:20
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
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All cities in Japan in january

Tokyo in januaryvery bad weather
Kobe in januaryvery bad 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 januaryvery bad 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 januaryvery bad weather
Kumamoto in januaryvery bad weather
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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 to go to Japan.


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