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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. ContentsWeather in Hokkaido in January (overview)Hokkaido weather in early January (2018)Hokkaido weather in the middle of January (2018)Hokkaido weather in late January (2018)Recommended Videos Weather in Hokkaido in January (overview) A pedestrian crossing the frozen road surface at night. January 2017 Sapporo city center Hokkaido, Japan = Shutterstock In January the temperature does not often exceed 5 degrees Celsius even during the day. Midnight and dawn are below freezing point 10 degrees. Snow falls often in western cities such as Sapporo, Hakodate, Otaru and Asahikawa. Previously, I was walking in the wilderness on the outskirts of Sapporo during this time and I was about to be buried in the snow. Snow removal is well done on major roads in major cities. However, as you can see in the picture above, the ...

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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. ContentsWeather in Hokkaido in February (overview)Hokkaido weather in early February (2018)Hokkaido weather in the middle of February (2018)Hokkaido weather in late February (2018) Weather in Hokkaido in February (overview) At the "Sapporo Snow Festival", it gets very cold at night The weather of Hokkaido is completely different from Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto etc. It is better to think that the temperature is about 10 degrees lower. A lot of snow comes down. Clouds coming from the Sea of Japan cause snow mainly on the west side of Hokkaido. Although the area on the east side of Hokkaido has less snow than the west side, it is not unusual for the temperature to fall below freezing below 10 degrees. It is very cold. If you plan on going to see the winter festival such as the Sapporo Snow Festival, you will probably walk outdoors a lot. Since the frozen road surface is very ...

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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. ContentsWeather in Hokkaido in March (overview)Hokkaido weather in early March (2018)Hokkaido weather in the middle of March (2018)Hokkaido weather in late March (2018) Weather in Hokkaido in March (overview) March 4, 2018 : Former Hokkaido government office in Sapporo, Japan = Shutterstock In March, warm days with high maximum daytime temperatures exceeding 10 degrees Celsius will gradually increase even in Hokkaido. In Hokkaido where the maximum temperature was around 5 degrees until February, people begin to feel that spring is coming at this time. Because winter was long and hard, people excited about spring approaching. However, the cold weather still continues. It is not uncommon as the days when the lowest temperature in the middle ...

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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. ContentsWeather in Hokkaido in April (overview)Hokkaido weather in early April (2018)Hokkaido weather in the middle of April (2018)Hokkaido weather in late April (2018) Weather in Hokkaido in April (overview) April 27 ,2016 : Prof.William S.Clark statue monument front of University and text with Boys.be Ambitious in Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill view = Shutterstock April 10,2017: A group join ski race at winter Niseko, Hokkaido = Shutterstock In April, cherry blossoms will bloom soon in Tokyo and Osaka, after that the fresh green of trees and grass will start to shine beautifully. However, in Hokkaido, cherry blossoms do not bloom soon. On the contrary, in early April, it is sometimes snowing rarely in the western part near the Sea of ​​Japan. Even if it does not snow, morning and evening is quite chilled. I think that you still need a coat or jumper. Of course, winter does not last for Hokkaido all the same. Even if snow falls, it does not pile up. And the days when the temperature exceeds 10 ...

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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. ContentsWeather in Hokkaido in May (overview)Hokkaido weather in early May (2018)Hokkaido weather in the middle of May (2018)Hokkaido weather in late May (2018) Weather in Hokkaido in May (overview) Mountains of Daietsutsuzan seen from Bieicho, Hokkaido = Shutterstock In May, the maximum daytime temperature in Hokkaido will increase by more than 20 degrees Celsius. It rains moderately. Every time it rains, trees and grass will grow. May is one of the best seasons to travel in Hokkaido. On the other hand, the morning and evening low temperatures are quite low. Hokkaido has a large difference in temperature per day compared to Tokyo and Osaka. It is no longer snowing in Hokkaido in May. So it may be difficult to enjoy the snow world in May. Ski areas, even those in Niseko and Daisetsuzan, will be closed around May 6. Instead, you can see snow-capped mountains in Asahikawa or Biei near the Daietsuzan mountain area. Below is the meteorological data of Hokkaido released by the Japan Meteorological Agency in ...

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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. ContentsWeather in Hokkaido in June (overview)Hokkaido weather in early June (2018)Hokkaido weather in the middle of June (2018)Hokkaido weather in late June (2018) Weather in Hokkaido in June (overview) In June, many areas of Japan are entering the rainy season. There are many rainy days in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and so on. On rainy days, there are few people in the temples and shrines, and you can explore in a quiet atmosphere. But it is also true that you can not avoid the heat and humidity. On the other hand, Hokkaido is not steamed and it is in an ideal environment. The daytime maximum temperature is many days exceeding 25 degrees Celsius, but the humidity is relatively low. Therefore, it is comfortable. Although it will rain, there is no long rainy season like Tokyo or Osaka. In sightseeing spots such as Biei town and Furano, you will be able to see the beautiful flower garden. However, even in this period, in Hokkaido, the morning and evening is quite chilly. Below is the meteorological data of June of Hokkaido announced ...

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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. ContentsWeather in Hokkaido in July (overview)Hokkaido weather in early July (2018)Hokkaido weather in the middle of July (2018)Hokkaido weather in late July (2018) Weather in Hokkaido in July (overview) In July, even in Hokkaido the daytime reference temperature increases every year over 25 degrees day. In late July, the maximum temperature will be over 30 degrees. Sunlight is strong. For this reason, tourists who came for the first time in Hokkaido often feel that Hokkaido is unexpectedly hot. However, in Hokkaido the maximum temperature rarely exceeds 35 degrees. Humidity is low. At this time, for example in Tokyo and Kyoto, many people feel uncomfortable because the highest temperature exceeds 35 degrees and the humidity is high like every day. On the other hand, in Hokkaido, the sun is strong, but it is not steaming and it is quite easy to spend. I think that it is the morning and the night that tourists feel the coolness of summer in Hokkaido. In Hokkaido, the temperature in the morning and evening ...

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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. ContentsWeather in Hokkaido in August (overview)Hokkaido weather in early August (2018)Hokkaido weather in the middle of August (2018)Hokkaido weather in late August (2018) Weather in Hokkaido in August (overview) View of the Former Hokkaido Government Office in August, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan = Shutterstock August 3, 2017: Colorful views of the rolling hills of Shikisai-no-Oka ,Biei, Hokkaido, Japan = Shutterstock Beginners can also enjoy horseback riding at the horse riding facility “WILDMUSTANG'S” in Jozankei, Sapporo, Hokkaido Even in August, Hokkaido does not exceed 35 degrees like Tokyo or Kyoto. The highest temperature in the daytime stays in the first half of 30 degrees and the air is relatively dry, so it is comfortable. If you are in the shade, you are rather cool. Hokkaido is cold in the morning and the night throughout the year, but in August ...

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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. ContentsWeather in Hokkaido in September (overview)Hokkaido weather in early September (2018)Hokkaido weather in the middle of September (2018)Hokkaido weather in late September (2018) Weather in Hokkaido in September (overview) Even in Hokkaido, the high daytime temperatures almost never exceed 30 degrees Celsius in September. However, the major tourist areas still have beautiful summer views. At Furano and other sightseeing spots, beautiful flowers are waiting for you. I think that you can enjoy a pleasant journey. However, please note that in September, typhoons or temperate cyclones may strike. When heavy rain or wind blows, airplanes and trains will stop. In order not to get caught in such a trouble, please get the latest weather forecast from the net or TV. Please bring an umbrella with you. In Hokkaido, the difference of the temperature in the day is intense throughout the year. It will be chilled a lot in September in the morning and evening. The minimum temperature of the day may be less than 10 degrees Celsius. It's pretty ...

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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. ContentsWeather in Hokkaido in October (overview)Hokkaido weather in early October (2017)Hokkaido weather in the middle of October (2017)Hokkaido weather in late October (2017) Weather in Hokkaido in October (overview) There are children playing in park at Otaru city, Hokkaido, Japan = Shutterstock In early October, the temperature in the morning and evening drops to about 5 degrees Celsius at a stretch. And in the middle of October, the temperature in the morning and evening will drop to around 0 degrees Celsius. Because it gets cold so far, the leaves of the trees quickly turn red and yellow. Even in the cities you can enjoy the beautiful autumn leaves from mid-October. For example, Hokkaido University campus in Sapporo city is open to the general public. If you walk along a beautiful tree-lined avenue, you will surely be able to enjoy the autumn of Hokkaido. The peak of colored leaves in Sapporo city such as Hokkaido University is from late October to early November. However, the leaves may be scattered in early November. If you want to enjoy the fall colors in the urban areas of Hokkaido, it may ...

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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. ContentsQ & A about Hokkaido in NovemberDoes snow fall in November in Hokkaido?How cold is Hokkaido in November?What kind of clothes should we wear in November in Hokkaido?When is the best time to visit Hokkaido?Weather in Hokkaido in November (overview)Hokkaido weather in early November (2017)Hokkaido weather in the middle of November (2017)Hokkaido weather in late November (2017) 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. When is the best time ...

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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. ContentsWeather in Hokkaido in December (overview)It's really cold!4 Recommended winter protection in HokkaidoPrepare warm high-tech underwearPrepare snow boots or anti-slip devicesUse underground routeWarm your body well indoorsHokkaido weather in early December (2017)Hokkaido weather in the middle of December (2017)Hokkaido weather in late December (2017) Weather in Hokkaido in December (overview) It's really cold! Temperatures in Hokkaido are not likely to exceed 10 degrees Celsius even during the day in December. In the middle of the night and dawn, the temperature is often around 10 degrees below freezing. It is really cold. In areas close to the Sea of ​​Japan, the clouds flowing from the Sea of ​​Japan will snow a lot. On the other hand, relatively sunny days continue on the east side of Hokkaido. The day when it snows is less than the west side, but the temperature is very low. If you plan to move from Tokyo or Osaka to Hokkaido, you will be surprised that it will be extremely cold when you get to Hokkaido. In Tokyo, if you have a coat, you ...

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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.

When is the best time to visit Hokkaido?

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

 

Weather in Hokkaido in November (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 (2017)

SapporoHakodateKushiro
Maximum temperature (Celsius) 17.4 19.9 14.7
Minimum air temperature   2.9   1.6 -1.8
Total precipitation 31.0 mm 38.0 mm 13.5 mm
Fine weather ratio 39% 37% 52%

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

In early November, major cities in Hokkaido, such as Sapporo and Hakodate, do not have snow yet. 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 (2017)

SapporoHakodateKushiro
Maximum temperature (Celsius) 15.0 16.4 14.1
Minimum air temperature -6.6  -5.0 -6.0
Total snowfall amount  36 cm 17 cm --
Total precipitation 72.5 mm 65.5 mm 39.5 mm
Fine weather ratio 33% 39% 69%

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

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 (2017)

SapporoHakodateKushiro
Maximum temperature (Celsius) 11.3 12.7 11.9
Minimum air temperature -5.6 -4.4-10.2
Total snowfall amount 26 cm 38 cm --
Total precipitation 25.5 mm 76.5 mm 8.0 mm
Fine weather ratio 24% 11% 69%

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

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.

 

I appreciate you reading to the end.

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

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