I think that November is the best season to travel around Japan. You can see beautiful autumn leaves in major cities such as Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima. You can enjoy amazing scenery at temples and shrines. Especially from mid-November to late, I think that it's fun just walking along a tree-lined street and a park. However, because it is the best season, everywhere is crowded with tourists. It would be better to organize your itinerary with that in mind. On this page, I will introduce useful information when you travel Japan in November.
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Information of Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido in November
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On this page, I will introduce the weather in Tokyo in November. The climate is comfortable in November. The temperature is neither hot nor cold. It can be said that it is the best season to enjoy Tokyo. From mid-November, you can see beautiful autumn leaves, even in central Tokyo. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Tokyo. Use the slider to select the month you wish to know more about. Below are articles on the weather in Osaka and Hokkaido in November. If you plan to go to Hokkaido as well as Tokyo, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Tokyo. For autumn clothes, please refer to the following article. Table of ContentsWeather in Tokyo in November (overview)Tokyo weather in early November (2017) Tokyo weather in the middle of November (2017) Tokyo weather in late November (2017) Weather in Tokyo in November (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Tokyo in November ※ Based on the data released by the Japan Meteorological Agency. Both high and low temperature data are averages over the past 30 years (1981-2010) In November, the climate of Tokyo is calm. The temperature is cool. And the humidity is low. So you will enjoy a very comfortable trip. One thing that you need to be careful about is the crowds of sightseeing spots. Because it is such a comfortable season, as well as you, a lot of Japanese and foreign tourists come to Tokyo. As a result, popular hotels will soon have no vacancies. In popular tourist spots, you ...
The weather in Osaka is roughly similar to Tokyo and Kyoto. The weather is stable in November, and there are many sunny days. The temperature is cool, and it can be called the best season for sightseeing. In Osaka, autumn leaves reach their peak from mid-November to early December. On this page, I will explain about the weather in November of Osaka. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Osaka. Use the slider to select the month you wish to know more about. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in November. If you plan to go to Hokkaido as well as Osaka, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Osaka. Table of ContentsWeather in Osaka in November (overview)Osaka weather in early November (2017)Osaka weather in the middle of November (2017)Osaka weather in late November (2017) Weather in Osaka in November (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Osaka in November ※ Based on the data released by the Japan Meteorological Agency. Both high and low temperature data are averages over the past 30 years (1981-2010) In November, the temperature in Osaka is less than 20 degrees Celsius even in the hotest hours of the day. Even if you walk about a bit, you will not be exhausted as much as you sweat. It is a very pleasant season, so please try and visit various sights. However, in the morning and evening the temperature will drop to 10-15 degrees. It is quite cold, so I recommend you to bring ...
On this page, I will introduce about the weather in Hokkaido in November. Beautiful autumn leaves were seen in October, but leaves fall from the deciduous trees in November. Full-fledged winter will come. Please prepare enough winter clothes before you leave for Hokkaido. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Hokkaido. Use the slider to select the month you wish to know more about. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Osaka in November. Tokyo and Osaka have different weather conditions from Hokkaido, so please be careful. Table of ContentsQ & A about Hokkaido in NovemberWeather in Hokkaido in November (overview)Hokkaido weather in early NovemberHokkaido weather in the middle of NovemberHokkaido weather in late November Q & A about Hokkaido in November Does snow fall in November in Hokkaido? In Hokkaido, it sometimes begins to snow from November. However, the snow has not accumulated yet and will melt. In late November, depending on the area, snow will gradually accumulate. How cold is Hokkaido in November? In Hokkaido, winter begins in November. It will still exceed 10 degrees Celsius in the daytime, but will be below freezing in the morning and evening. Hokkaido in November is colder than Tokyo in December. What kind of clothes should we wear in November in Hokkaido? You need a court in November. It may be better to wear tights under the pants, especially in late November. It is sometimes slippery with snow in late November. I recommend wearing boots instead of heels. Please refer to the following articles about ...
In November, famous tourist destinations in Japan are crowded everywhere
In November, temples and shrines in Kyoto and Nara are surrounded by autumnal leaves and become as beautiful as in the world of paintings. In November, the weather in Japan is stable nationwide and there are many sunny days. The air is not moist like the summer, and you can travel comfortably. November is just the best season of sightseeing.
Both domestic tourists and foreign tourists are very numerous in November. Therefore, if you are going to travel Japan this time, I think it will be a pain to get hotel reservations here and there.
There are many subways in Tokyo and Osaka so you can move around the city without encountering traffic congestion. However, there are few subways in Kyoto city, so in order to go to sightseeing spots, you often have to use a bus or a taxi. For this reason, in Kyoto, you will inevitably encounter traffic jams.
In Kyoto, especially famous sightseeing spots such as the Kinkakuji temple, there are times when you have to line up considerably in order to enter. You are tired from traffic jams and you may get tired of congestion at sightseeing spots. If you travel with small children and encounter traffic jams, it will be hard for you.
I dared to emphasize such things as I do not want you to feel bad in Japan. However, if you carefully understand the above and do not encounter congestion, you must be able to experience a very wonderful trip.
Please make hotel reservations as soon as possible so that you will not ruin your trip by crowd. If you reserve a hotel close to the main sightseeing spot you want to go to, you will be less likely to be caught up in congestion in traveling time.
For example, if you want to travel around Gion, Yasaka Shrine etc in Kyoto, I recommend you to book a hotel around Gion earlier than a hotel near Kyoto station.
On the day you go to famous sightseeing spots, please try to leave the hotel as soon as possible in the morning. Famous sightseeing spots generally crowd more and more from noon. If you go out to famous sightseeing spots in the morning and visit sightseeing spots with few tourists from the afternoon you will be able to enjoy a relatively quiet trip.
To travel around tourist spots efficiently, it is also recommended that you take a taxi that is familiar with local transportation conditions and move. It is also a good idea to take a sightseeing bus tour. Please devise your itinerary and make a fun trip!
Autumnal leaves are beautiful even in urban walkways and parks
In November, autumn leaves are beautiful everywhere in Japan. Even if you can not afford to go to local sights of autumn leaves, you can enjoy autumn leaves sufficiently in Tokyo and Osaka and other cities.
If you want to see autumn leaves in the city, please try looking for a tree-lined street or a park. In Tokyo, I recommend that you go to Shinjuku Gyoen, Meiji Jingu, Omotesando, Aoyama etc. as shown in the picture above. I wish you a wonderful trip!
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Bon KUROSAWA I have long worked as a senior editor for Nihon Keizai Shimbun (NIKKEI) and currently work as an independent web writer. At NIKKEI, I was the editor-in-chief of the media on Japanese culture. Let me introduce a lot of fun and interesting things about Japan. Please refer to this article for more details.