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Sapporo Old City Hall during autumn. Trees surrounding the building change into fall colour and give this famous tourist hotspot a beautiful looks = Shutterstock

Sapporo Old City Hall during autumn. Trees surrounding the building change into fall colour and give this famous tourist hotspot a beautiful looks = Shutterstock

Hokkaido Weather in November! Temperature, rain, clothes

On this page, I will introduce about the in in November. Beautiful 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 .

Below are articles about the monthly weather in Hokkaido. Slide it and check the weather you want to know.

The red brick former Hokkaido Government office is popular tourist destination. Featured here day scene of the attraction during winter with snow = Shutterstock

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2018/6/12

Hokkaido Weather in January! Temperature, rain, clothes

On this page, I will explain about the weather in Hokkaido in January. If you travel in Hokkaido in January, please do not forget enough winter protection such as a coat. In the west side of Hokkaido, the clouds coming from the Sea of Japan will snow and so much snow is piled up. On the east side of Hokkaido, snow does not fall as far as the west side. However, the temperature sometimes falls below freezing point 10 degrees. Please be careful. This article contains a lot of pictures to help you imagine the weather in January in Hokkaido, so please refer to them. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Hokkaido. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Below are some articles about the weather in Tokyo and Osaka in January. Tokyo and Osaka have different weather conditions from Hokkaido, so please be careful. Table of Contents1 Q & A about Hokkaido in January2 Weather in Hokkaido in January (overview)3 Hokkaido weather in early January4 Hokkaido weather in the middle of January5 Hokkaido weather in late January6 Recommended Videos Q & A about Hokkaido in January Does snow fall in January in Hokkaido? It snows all over Hokkaido in January. Especially from mid-January, there is a lot of snow. Moist clouds coming from the Sea of Japan hit Hokkaido mountains and cause snow. It snows often in Niseko, Otaru and Sapporo near the Sea of Japan. On the other hand, in eastern Hokkaido on the Pacific side, it is ...

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Snow sculpture at Sapporo Snow Festival site on February in Sapporo, Hokkaido, japan. The Festival is held annually at Sapporo Odori Park = Shutterstock

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2018/6/12

Hokkaido Weather in February! Temperature, rain, clothes

In February, a lot of winter festivals are held in Hokkaido, including the Sapporo Snow Festival. For this reason, there are so many people going to Hokkaido at this time. However, in February Hokkaido is very cold. If you plan to travel in February, please do not forget enough cold protection. On this page, I will explain the weather of Hokkaido in February. This article contains a lot of pictures to help you imagine the weather in February in Hokkaido, so please refer to them. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Hokkaido. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Below are articles about the weather in Tokyo and Osaka in February. Tokyo and Osaka have different weather conditions from Hokkaido, so please be careful. Table of Contents1 Q & A about Hokkaido in February2 Weather in Hokkaido in February (overview)3 Hokkaido weather in early February4 Hokkaido weather in the middle of February5 Hokkaido weather in late February Q & A about Hokkaido in February Does snow fall in February in Hokkaido? It snows very well in Hokkaido in February. There may be a lot of snow piled up. How cold is Hokkaido in February? February is a very cold time along with January. Especially in the first half of February, the daytime maximum temperature is almost below freezing. What kind of clothes should we wear in February in Hokkaido? In February, in Hokkaido you need full-fledged winter clothing. For winter clothes in Hokkaido, please refer to the following article. When ...

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General view of people snowboarding on a tree-lined piste in the Niseko Grand Hirafu ski resort, Hokkaido, Japan = Shutterstock

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2018/6/12

Hokkaido Weather in March! Temperature, rain, clothes

The Japanese archipelago enter the transition period from winter to spring every March. The weather is unstable and wind is strong at this time. Even in Hokkaido, the temperature will gradually rise at this time and you will be informed that spring is approaching. But in Hokkaido you must neglect cold weather countermeasures. Even in March, snow falls often in Hokkaido. By late March, there will be more rain than snow. However, in ski resorts such as Niseko, you can continue to enjoy the world of snow. On this page, I will explain about the weather in Hokkaido in March. This article contains many pictures that will help you imagine the weather in March in Hokkaido, so please refer to them. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Hokkaido. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Osaka in March. Tokyo and Osaka have different weather conditions from Hokkaido, so please be careful. Table of Contents1 Q & A about Hokkaido in March2 Weather in Hokkaido in March (overview)3 Hokkaido weather in early March4 Hokkaido weather in the middle of March5 Hokkaido weather in late March Q & A about Hokkaido in March Does snow fall in March in Hokkaido? Snow falls in Hokkaido even in March. But spring is approaching gradually. You can enjoy winter sports in Niseko, etc., but warm days are also increasing in urban areas. The snow is gradually melting. How cold is Hokkaido in March? Hokkaido in March ...

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In late April, tourists walking in Goryokaku Park, watching beautiful cherry blossoms, Hakodate, Hokkaido = Shutterstock

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2018/6/12

Hokkaido Weather in April! Temperature, rain, clothes

On this page, I will explain about the weather in Hokkaido in April. The weather of Hokkaido is quite different from Tokyo. In Hokkaido, snow may still fall even in April. It gets much warmer during the day, but sometimes it is pretty cold, so beware. This article contains many pictures that will help you imagine the weather in April in Hokkaido, so please refer to them. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Hokkaido. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Below are articles about the weather in Tokyo and Osaka in April. Tokyo and Osaka have different weather conditions from Hokkaido, so please be careful. Table of Contents1 Q & A about Hokkaido in April2 Weather in Hokkaido in April (overview)3 Hokkaido weather in early April4 Hokkaido weather in the middle of April5 Hokkaido weather in late April Q & A about Hokkaido in April Does snow fall in April in Hokkaido? In the first half of April, snow may fall in some cities such as Asahikawa and Sapporo. However, in urban areas, basically you can not expect a snow scene. On the other hand, snow falls in the mountains. You can still enjoy winter sports at Niseko and other ski resorts. How cold is Hokkaido in April? The temperature of Hokkaido will gradually rise in April. By mid April, the daytime maximum temperature will exceed 10 degrees Celsius. In urban areas such as Sapporo, cherry blossoms begin to bloom in late April, and spring comes. What kind of ...

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It is Spring landscape, Maeda Forest Park of people who walks and walks around the canal of Sapporo City Hokkaido Park

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2018/6/12

Hokkaido Weather in May! Temperature, rain, clothes

On this page, I will introduce Hokkaido weather in May. At this time, full-scale spring comes to Hokkaido. The cherry blossoms bloom one month later than Tokyo, and then the fresh green begins to shine. You will be able to explore beautiful tourist areas with a pleasant climate. This article contains a lot of pictures to help you imagine the weather in May in Hokkaido, so please refer to them. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Hokkaido. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Below are articles about the weather in Tokyo and Osaka in May. Tokyo and Osaka have different weather conditions from Hokkaido, so please be careful. Table of Contents1 Q & A about Hokkaido in May2 Weather in Hokkaido in May (overview)3 Hokkaido weather in early May4 Hokkaido weather in the middle of May5 Hokkaido weather in late May Q & A about Hokkaido in May Does snow fall in May in Hokkaido? There is no snow in Hokkaido in May. However, in some large ski resorts such as Niseko, you can ski until about May 6th. How cold is Hokkaido in May? Hokkaido has a spring climate in May. You can travel comfortably. What kind of clothes should we wear in May in Hokkaido? Spring clothes are desirable in May. For spring clothes in Japan, please refer to the following article. When is the best time to visit Hokkaido? If you want to enjoy the winter snow scene, January and February are the best seasons. If ...

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Sapporo street car at the station on June 16, 2015. Sapporo street car is a tram network since 1909, located in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan = Shutterstock

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2018/6/12

Hokkaido Weather in June! Temperature, rain, clothes

If you plan to travel in Japan in June, I recommend you to add Hokkaido to your itinerary. Japan is generally rainy and humid in June. However, there are not so many rains in Hokkaido. Unlike Tokyo and Osaka, you will enjoy a pleasant journey. On this page, I will explain the weather in Hokkaido in June. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Hokkaido. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Osaka in June. Tokyo and Osaka have different weather conditions from Hokkaido, so please be careful. Table of Contents1 Q & A about Hokkaido in June2 Weather in Hokkaido in June (overview)3 Hokkaido weather in early June4 Hokkaido weather in the middle of June5 Hokkaido weather in late June Q & A about Hokkaido in June Does snow fall in June in Hokkaido? There is no snow in Hokkaido in June. Are flowers blooming in Hokkaido in June? In Furano and Biei in Hokkaido, lavender begins to bloom from late June. Poppy and lupine bloom in addition to this in June. How cold is Hokkaido in June? The season changes from spring to summer in Hokkaido in June. So basically it's not cold, but it's cool in the morning and evening. What kind of clothes should we wear in June in Hokkaido? Spring clothes are desirable in Hokkaido in June. For spring clothes in Japan, please refer to the following article. When is the best time to visit Hokkaido? If ...

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Irodori field, Tomita farm, Furano, Japan. It is the famous and beautiful flower fields in Hokkaido = Shutterstock

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2018/6/12

Hokkaido Weather in July! Temperature, rain, clothes

On this page, I will explain about the weather in Hokkaido in July. July is definitely the best season of sightseeing. Every year at this time many tourists from Japan and abroad come to Hokkaido. In Hokkaido, it is rare that it will get hot like Tokyo or Osaka. The cool down of the morning and evening will be relieved, so you should be able to enjoy a truly comfortable trip. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Hokkaido. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Below are articles about the weather in Tokyo and Osaka in July. Tokyo and Osaka have different weather conditions from Hokkaido, so please be careful. Table of Contents1 Q & A about Hokkaido in July2 Weather in Hokkaido in July (overview)3 Hokkaido weather in early July4 Hokkaido weather in the middle of July5 Hokkaido weather in late July Q & A about Hokkaido in July Does snow fall in July in Hokkaido? There is no snow in Hokkaido in July. Are flowers blooming in Hokkaido in July? Lavender will reach its peak in Hokkaido in July. Especially from the middle of July the flower fields are beautiful. How cold is Hokkaido in July? Hokkaido will have a summer tourist season in July. It is not cold, but it is cool in the morning and evening. What kind of clothes should we wear in July in Hokkaido? Summer clothes will be fine in July. However, it is cool in the morning and evening in Hokkaido, so ...

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Kita no Canary Park elementary school set from the award-winning 2012 Japanese film, Kita no Kanaria-tachi (Canaries of the North), Rebun Island, Hokkaido = Shutterstock

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2018/6/12

Hokkaido Weather in August! Temperature, rain, clothes

August is said to be the best season for sightseeing in Hokkaido. However, recently, due to global warming, the typhoon attacking Japan is increasing, and the damage of typhoons has become noticeable even in Hokkaido, which was said to have no influence of typhoons until now. Although Hokkaido is basically comfortable in August, please be aware of the latest weather forecast. On this page, I will explain the Hokkaido weather in August. In order to make it easy to imagine the weather in August, I will include photos taken in August below. Please refer when you plan your itinerary. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Hokkaido. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Osaka in August. Tokyo and Osaka have different weather conditions from Hokkaido, so please be careful. Table of Contents1 Q & A about Hokkaido in August2 Weather in Hokkaido in August (overview)3 Hokkaido weather in early August4 Hokkaido weather in the middle of August5 Hokkaido weather in late August Q & A about Hokkaido in August Does snow fall in August in Hokkaido? There is no snow in Hokkaido in August. Are flowers blooming in Hokkaido in August? In Hokkaido, various flowers bloom in the flower fields and they become very colorful. Lavender blooms until the beginning of August. How cold is Hokkaido in August? Even in Hokkaido, it is hot in the daytime in August. But the morning and evening are relatively cool. What kind of clothes ...

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Panoramic Flower Gardens Shikisai-no-oka in Sapporo, Japan = Shutterstock

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2018/6/12

Hokkaido Weather in September! Temperature, rain, clothes

On this page, I will explain about the weather in Hokkaido in September. September is the time of transition from summer to autumn. So, in Hokkaido, it gets pretty cool even in the daytime. The weather is a bit unstable and the days of rain increase. But at the same time, the number of tourists is considerably reduced compared to August. You will be able to travel leisurely. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Hokkaido. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Osaka in September. Tokyo and Osaka have different weather conditions from Hokkaido, so please be careful. Table of Contents1 Q & A about Hokkaido in September2 Weather in Hokkaido in September (overview)3 Hokkaido weather in early September4 Hokkaido weather in the middle of September5 Hokkaido weather in late September Q & A about Hokkaido in September Does snow fall in September in Hokkaido? Basically, no snow falls in Hokkaido in September. However, it starts snowing in September at the top of mountain areas such as Daisetsuzan. Are flowers blooming in Hokkaido in September? Even in September, beautiful flowers are blooming in Hokkaido. However, lavender flowers are not blooming. How cold is Hokkaido in September? In September, the morning and evening are pretty cool. What kind of clothes should we wear in September in Hokkaido? Autumn clothes are desirable in Hokkaido in September. For the fall clothes in Japan, please refer to the following article. When is the best time ...

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The yellow larch tree in beautiful landscape view in autumn. October 28, 2017 Biei, Hokkaido, Japan = Shutterstock

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2018/6/12

Hokkaido Weather in October! Temperature, rain, clothes

On this page, I will explain the weather in Hokkaido in October. During this period, Hokkaido is in autumn. Autumn leaves are beautiful even in cities such as Sapporo from mid-October. However, it is cold in the morning and evening, so please pack your winter clothes in a suitcase. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Hokkaido. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Osaka in October. Tokyo and Osaka have different weather conditions from Hokkaido, so please be careful. Table of Contents1 Q & A about Hokkaido in October2 Weather in Hokkaido in October (overview)3 Hokkaido weather in early October4 Hokkaido weather in the middle of October5 Hokkaido weather in late October Q & A about Hokkaido in October Does snow fall in October in Hokkaido? Snow falls in mountain areas such as Daisetsuzan. Even in plains such as Sapporo, there are occasions when the first snow falls in late October. However, October is basically the autumnal season in the plains. Are flowers blooming in Hokkaido in October? The flowering season has passed, but by the middle of October you can see some flowers. You may be able to see the snowy mountains in the distance. How cold is Hokkaido in October? Hokkaido is a short fall in October. However, in late October, the morning and evening temperatures will drop to around 5 ° C, and a long winter will be approaching. What kind of clothes should we wear in October ...

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Sapporo Old City Hall during autumn. Trees surrounding the building change into fall colour and give this famous tourist hotspot a beautiful looks = Shutterstock

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2018/6/12

Hokkaido Weather in November! Temperature, rain, clothes

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. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. 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 Contents1 Q & A about Hokkaido in November2 Weather in Hokkaido in November (overview)3 Hokkaido weather in early November4 Hokkaido weather in the middle of November5 Hokkaido 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 ...

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A man using shovel to removes snow and clear the road after snowfall, hakodate, Japan = Shutterstock

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2018/6/12

Hokkaido Weather in December! Temperature, rain, clothes

If you plan to go to Hokkaido in December, you will be wondering how cold it is. So, on this page, I will explain about the weather in Hokkaido in December. Hokkaido is much colder than Tokyo and Osaka. In the area on the side of the Sea of Japan, snow falls often. So, please do not forget coat, muffler etc. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Hokkaido. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Below are articles about the weather in Tokyo and Osaka in December. Tokyo and Osaka have different weather conditions from Hokkaido, so please be careful. Table of Contents1 Q & A about Hokkaido in December2 Weather in Hokkaido in December (overview)3 Hokkaido weather in early December4 Hokkaido weather in the middle of December5 Hokkaido weather in late December Q & A about Hokkaido in December Does snow fall in December in Hokkaido? It snows often in Hokkaido in December. Snow is piled up in ski areas such as Niseko. However, in cities such as Sapporo, it is from about the middle of December that snow begins to pile up in earnest. How cold is Hokkaido in Decenber? Hokkaido is very cold in December. The maximum daytime temperature is below 2 degrees Celsius, especially after mid-December. What kind of clothes should we wear in December in Hokkaido? In December, you need adequate winter protection. For the clothes of Hokkaido in winter, please refer to the following article if you like. When is the best time to ...

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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.

People watching Ginkgo yellow leaves at the road in front of the famous clock tower of the University of Tokyo called Yasuda Auditorium, Tokyo = Shutterstock

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2018/6/12

Tokyo Weather in November! Temperature, rain, clothes

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. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Below are articles on the weather in Osaka and Hokkaido in November. If you plan to go to Hokkaido besides Tokyo, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Tokyo. For autumn clothes, please refer to the following article. Table of Contents1 Weather in Tokyo in November (overview)2 Tokyo weather in early November (2017)3  Tokyo weather in the middle of November (2017)4   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 may ...

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Colorful trees lining up along the boardwalk in osaka castle park osaka japan = Shutterstock

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2018/6/12

Osaka Weather in November! Temperature and precipitation

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. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in November. If you plan to go to Hokkaido besides Osaka, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Osaka. Table of Contents1 Weather in Osaka in November (overview)2 Osaka weather in early November (2017)3 Osaka weather in the middle of November (2017)4 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 a ...

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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 winter clothes in Japan.

Winter Wear in Japan! What should you wear?

When traveling Japan in winter, what kind of clothes should you wear? If you do not experience a cold winter in your home country, you may wonder what you should wear. On this page, I will introduce you helpful information about clothes when you travel in Japan in winter. I also prepared photographs ...

When is the best time to visit Hokkaido?

If you want to see the snow covered landscape, January-February is the best.

A man using shovel to removes snow and clear the road after snowfall, hakodate, Japan = Shutterstock
Hokkaido Weather in December! Temperature, rain, clothes

If you plan to go to Hokkaido in December, you will be wondering how cold it is. So, on this page, I will explain about the weather in Hokkaido in December. Hokkaido is much colder than Tokyo and Osaka. In the area on the side of the Sea of Japan, snow ...

The red brick former Hokkaido Government office is popular tourist destination. Featured here day scene of the attraction during winter with snow = Shutterstock
Hokkaido Weather in January! Temperature, rain, clothes

On this page, I will explain about the weather in Hokkaido in January. If you travel in Hokkaido in January, please do not forget enough winter protection such as a coat. In the west side of Hokkaido, the clouds coming from the Sea of Japan will snow and so much snow ...

Snow sculpture at Sapporo Snow Festival site on February in Sapporo, Hokkaido, japan. The Festival is held annually at Sapporo Odori Park = Shutterstock
Hokkaido Weather in February! Temperature, rain, clothes

In February, a lot of winter festivals are held in Hokkaido, including the Sapporo Snow Festival. For this reason, there are so many people going to Hokkaido at this time. However, in February Hokkaido is very cold. If you plan to travel in February, please do not forget enough cold protection. ...

 

Weather in Hokkaido in November (overview)

Temperature change in Hokkaido (Sapporo) in November

Graph: Temperature change in Hokkaido (Sapporo) 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)

As you can see from this graph, the lowest temperature in Hokkaido (Sapporo) falls to below freezing in late November. Other areas of Japan are still in autumn in November, but you can see that Hokkaido is in winter.

Overview

29 Nov 2015: Hokkaido Shrine in Sapporo. In late November, it sometimes snows like this. However, there is not much snow accumulation = Shutterstock

29 Nov 2015: Hokkaido Shrine in Sapporo. In late November, it sometimes snows like this. However, there is not much snow accumulation = Shutterstock

In Hokkaido, although the daytime maximum temperature still exceeds 10 degrees Celsius many days, the temperature in the morning and evening slows down steadily. In mid-November, the minimum temperature of the day will be around -5 degrees Celsius.

At this moment, beautiful autumnal leaves are seen in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and so on, in the midst of autumn. However, please beware that the climate of Hokkaido is quite different.

First snow is observed in many areas of Hokkaido in the first half of November. After that, snow falls and the snow melts repeatedly. And, especially around the cold Asahikawa, snow begins to accumulate as early as late November.

If you are not accustomed to driving the snow road, you should refrain from using car rental as much as possible.

If traveling in November, please bring a thick coat etc. It will be really cold in late November, so it would be better to bring a woolen scarf and gloves.

Because the snowy road is slippery, please wear snow boots that do not slip on the sole or wear a non-slip instrument on your shoe sole. Snow boots are also sold in Tokyo and Osaka.

The anti-slip devices are sold at New Chitose International Airport and shoe stores in Sapporo.

In late November, the big ski resort in Hokkaido will start operating. You can enjoy winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding and sledding. Even small children can play snow at ski resorts.

Rental services such as ski boards and ski wear are being done, so you should use such services.

 

Hokkaido weather in early November

Map of Hokkaido

Map of Hokkaido

Weather data in Hokkaido (early November)

Highest temperature

(Lowest temperature)

Total precipitation

(Total snowfall depth)

Sapporo11.6℃ (3.5℃)33.2mm (3cm)
Otaru11.2℃ (3.6℃)49.1mm (4cm)
Asahikawa9.1℃ (0.1℃)38.4mm (14cm)
Biei8.7℃ (-0.7℃)33.2mm (9cm)
Furano9.6℃ (0.1℃)33.9mm (8cm)
Wakkanai9.0℃ (3.5℃)39.1mm (5cm)
Abashiri10.3℃ (2.4℃)23.1mm (2cm)
Utoro10.0℃ (2.4℃)39.4mm (1cm)
Nemuro10.9℃ (4.3℃)28.0mm (0cm)
Kushiro11.2℃ (1.6℃)21.4mm (0cm)
Obihiro11.0℃ (0.7℃)18.6mm (0cm)
Hakodate12.6℃ (3.4℃)35.4mm (3cm)

※ All figures are the average for 30 years of 1981-2010 announced by the Japan Meteorological Agency

Hokkaido at this time seen in photos

5 November 2016: Tourists to explore Nijyo Market in Sapporo, Japan = Shutterstock

Weather and sunrise / sunset time

In early November, there is very little snow in major cities in Hokkaido, such as Sapporo and Hakodate. You can still see the autumn leaves.

However, it is very cold in the morning and evening. In the mountainous areas, winter has already arrived.

Sunset time in Hokkaido is much earlier than Tokyo and Osaka.

The sunrise time in Sapporo in early November is about 6:13. The sunset time is around 16:23.

At Nemuro located on the east side of Hokkaido, the sunrise time is around 5:57. Sunset time of Nemuro is around 16: 05.

 

Hokkaido weather in the middle of November

Weather data in Hokkaido (middle of November)

Highest temperature

(Lowest temperature)

Total precipitation

(Total snowfall depth)

Sapporo7.9℃ (1.1℃)37.3mm (4cm)
Otaru7.5℃ (1.1℃)51.5mm (17cm)
Asahikawa5.3℃ (-2.1℃)40.1mm (39cm)
Biei4.7℃ (-3.2℃)32.5mm (31cm)
Furano5.6℃ (-2.7℃)38.9mm (30cm)
Wakkanai5.6℃ (0.7℃)41.1mm (20cm)
Abashiri7.0℃ (-0.1℃)18.1mm (6cm)
Utoro6.5℃ (-0.2℃)30.2mm (8cm)
Nemuro8.0℃ (1.6℃)31.0mm (1cm)
Kushiro8.4℃ (-1.2℃)20.8mm (1cm)
Obihiro7.7℃ (-1.5℃)17.1mm (2cm)
Hakodate9.3℃ (1.3℃)40.0mm (7cm)

※ All figures are the average for 30 years of 1981-2010 announced by the Japan Meteorological Agency

Hokkaido at this time seen in photos

November 11, 2018: Fishing boat port located around bay area in the morning. Hakodate city is the southernmost port city of Hokkaido, Japan = Shutterstock

Weather and sunrise / sunset time

In the middle of November, you can see snow in many mountain areas. Even cities such as Sapporo and Otaru may have snow at this time.

In mid-November, the sunrise time in Sapporo is about 6:26. The sunset time is about 16:12.

The sunrise time of Nemuro in Eastern Hokkaido is around 6:10. The sunset time is about 15:54.

 

Hokkaido weather in late November

Weather data in Hokkaido (late November)

Highest temperature

(Lowest temperature)

Total precipitation

(Total snowfall depth)

Sapporo5.9℃ (-0.6℃)33.6mm (19cm)
Otaru5.6℃ (-0.6℃)46.2mm (24cm)
Asahikawa3.2℃ (-4.0℃)38.7mm (54cm)
Biei2.6℃ (-5.5℃)29.7mm (43cm)
Furano3.3℃ (-4.7℃)32.2mm (41cm)
Wakkanai3.8℃ (-1.1℃)40.8mm (28cm)
Abashiri4.8℃ (-2.0℃)18.9mm (10cm)
Utoro4.7℃ (-2.0℃)39.1mm (17cm)
Nemuro6.1℃ (-0.3℃)25.5mm (3cm)
Kushiro6.5℃ (-3.0℃)21.8mm (4cm)
Obihiro5.4℃ (-3.5℃)21.9mm (6cm)
Hakodate7.1℃ (-0.4℃)32.7mm (17cm)

※ All figures are the average for 30 years of 1981-2010 announced by the Japan Meteorological Agency

Hokkaido at this time seen in photos

November 22, 2017: Hokkaido Shrine in Sapporo City. Snow is seen aside = Shutterstock

Weather and sunrise / sunset time

Hokkaido will be really cold by late November. Even in major cities such as Sapporo, it starts to snow.

Ski areas such as Niseko will start operating at this time.

On the eastern side of Hokkaido, it does not snow as much as the western side such as Sapporo and Otaru. However, it is very cold, so please be careful!

The sunrise time in Sapporo at this time is about 6:38. The sunset time is about 16:04.

The sunrise time at Nemuro is about 6:22. The sunset time is about 15:46.

 

※ Sunrise and sunset times are based on the 2019 data released by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. I posted the time of the 5th for the beginning of November, the time of the 15th for the middle of November, and the time of the 25th for the end of November.

 

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For Hokkaido, please refer to the following article if you like.

>> Hokkaido! 21 Popular Tourist Areas and 10 Airports

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