In December, Japan gets cold all at once. At this time of year, Japanese cities are beautifully colored by Christmas illumination each year. There are few Christians in Japan, but Japanese love the event, so enjoy the Christmas atmosphere. If you visit Japan in December, you can enjoy such beautiful illumination. Of course, snow begins to fall in some areas, so you can go see the snow scene.
Information of Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido in December
If you plan on going to Tokyo, Osaka or Hokkaido in December, please click the image of the slider below and go to see more information.
If you travel to Tokyo in December, you will be wondering what the weather like in Tokyo in December is. So, on this page, I will introduce Tokyo meteorological data of 2017. Please refer to this weather data and prepare for the trip. ContentsWeather in Tokyo in December (overview)Tokyo weather in early December (2017)Tokyo weather in the middle of December (2017)Tokyo weather in late December (2017) Weather in Tokyo in December (overview) In December, Tokyo will finally enter the full-fledged winter season. At this time many people come with coats and jumpers. It is still relatively hot compared to January and February, but if you are visiting Japan from a warm country, I think you'd better prepare enough winter clothes. The weather is good in December. The sky is very blue, so if you climb a tall building or tower, you can see Mt. Fuji in the distance. If you are lucky, in the evening you can see Mt. Fuji that shines beautifully in the sunset behind the buildings in the city center. In Tokyo, there is little snow. If you want to see the snow, you may take a day trip to Nagano Prefecture or Niigata Prefecture. Below is the meteorological data of December 2017 announced by the Japan Weather Association. Please try to reference. Tokyo weather in early December (2017) Maximum temperature (Celsius) 14.5 Minimum air temperature 1. 2 Total precipitation 4.5 mm Fine weather ratio 63 % Tokyo weather in the middle of December (2017) Maximum temperature (Celsius) 16.0 Minimum ...
In December, full-fledged winter will come to Osaka. The leaves of the street tree fall, and it becomes a cold view. Instead, Christmas illumination is given to the trees and it starts to shine beautifully at night. If you are staying in Osaka this time, please bring your coat because it is cold. On this page, I will explain the weather in Osaka in December. ContentsWeather in Osaka in December (overview)Osaka weather in early December (2017)Osaka weather in the middle of December (2017)Osaka weather in late December (2017) Weather in Osaka in December (overview) The weather in Osaka in December is similar to Tokyo. The rainy days are very few. It is either a beautiful blue sky spreading or a cloudy sky that looks like a cold. In December, the temperature is less than 15 degrees Celsius in the warmest time of daytime. In the morning and evening, it may fall to below freezing. It's a bit warmer than January or February, but if you are not good at cold climates, you'd better bring a muffler or gloves in addition to the coat. Cold scenery spreads, but in the city center, beautiful Christmas illuminations will color trees instead. In Osaka, it rarely snow at Christmas. However, the atmosphere of Christmas is perfect in downtown area, so please enjoy such atmosphere. The following is weather information of December of Osaka announced by Japan Meteorological Agency. Please make yourself useful. Osaka weather in early December (2017) Maximum temperature (Celsius) 14.5 Minimum air temperature 2.2 Total precipitation ...
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. ContentsWeather in Hokkaido in December (overview)Hokkaido 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) 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. Below, I added the meteorological data of December Hokkaido released by Japan Meteorological Agency. Please make yourself useful. 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 can walk through the city. However, in Hokkaido, you can not prevent the cold just by the coat. I propose three measures to you. First, besides the coat, you may want to bring a muffler, hat and gloves of yarn. You also need warm underwear. Recently, new products warmer than ordinary underwear are increasing. For example, ...
In major Japanese cities, Christmas illuminations are beautiful in December. Many street trees have a lonesome atmosphere as the leaves are scattered. Illumination changes such a lonely atmosphere and makes our hearts bright. Christmas songs can be heard around the city.
It may be strange from the people of the Christian country, but for Japanese people, Christmas is an important time. Japanese people give presents each other at their families and have a good time. Lovers spend a special time at a beautiful restaurant colored with Christmas illumination.
The above picture shows the illumination held in December every year at Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park in Kyushu. Every year, Tokyo Disney Resort and Universal Studios Japan in Osaka have similarly beautiful illumination prepared. Please take a look at these Christmas illuminations by all means.
When Christmas is over, people in Japan will be busy preparing for the New Year. Japanese people eat special dishes called "osechi" and rice cake in the New Year. A lot of shoppers will come to the shopping area to prepare these foods. When we see such a lively sight, we feel that the New Year is close. If you like, please visit the shopping district, such as "Ameyoko" in Tokyo, for example, and enjoy the scenery at the end of the year.
Experience of snow scenery
In Hokkaido and the Tohoku region (northern Main Honshu), snow begins to fall. The area on the Japan Sea side of Honshu (Niigata prefecture etc.) and the mountain area are also in the snow season.
Every year, the weather is slightly different, but in Hokkaido the ski resort starts operation from late November. Major ski resorts will start operation in Honshu from late December. If you travel in Japan in December, you can experience skiing, snowboarding, sledding etc at these ski areas.
However, recently due to the effect of global warming, snowfall amount may be small at the ski resort of Honshu even in late December depending on the year.
Every year at Shirakawago in the mountainous region of Main Honshu, snow begins to fall off in earnest around late December. In the early part of December, you may not be able to see the snow scene in Shirakawago yet.
There are many hot springs in the region where snow falls. During the winter months, you can warm your body with hot springs.
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