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Huis Ten Bosch is a theme park in Nagasaki, Japan, which recreates the Netherlands by displaying real size copies of old Dutch buildings. = Shutterstock

Huis Ten Bosch is a theme park in Nagasaki, Japan, which recreates the Netherlands by displaying real size copies of old Dutch buildings. = Shutterstock

December in Japan! How to enjoy the early winter

In December, Japan gets cold all at once. At this time of year, Japanese cities are beautifully colored by each year. There are few Christians in Japan, but Japanese love the event, so enjoy the atmosphere. If you visit Japan in December, you can enjoy such beautiful illumination. Of course, begins to fall in some areas, so you can go see the 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.

Christmas illumination in Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan = Adobe Stock

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Tokyo Weather in December! Temperature, rain, clothes

In December, the in Tokyo is stable and sunny days will continue. In December, there is virtually no snow in Tokyo. However, please bring a coat or jumper as it is very cold. clothes are required if you are outdoors for a long time. On this page, I will introduce Tokyo meteorological data of 2017. Please refer to this weather data and prepare for the trip. 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 December. If you plan to go to Hokkaido besides Tokyo, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Tokyo. For clothes, please refer to the following article. Table of Contents1 Weather in Tokyo in December (overview)2 Tokyo weather in early December (2017)3 Tokyo weather in the middle of December (2017)4 Tokyo weather in late December (2017) Weather in Tokyo in December (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Tokyo in December ※ 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 December, Tokyo will finally enter the full-fledged 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 clothes. The weather is good in December. The sky is very blue, ...

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Universal Studios Japan (USJ). According to 2014 Theme Index Global Attraction Attendance Report, USJ is ranked fifth among the top 25 amusement parks worldwide = Shutterstock

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Osaka Weather in December! Temperature, rain, clothes

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. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Osaka. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Below are articles about the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in December. 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 December (overview)2 Osaka weather in early December (2017)3 Osaka weather in the middle of December (2017)4 Osaka weather in late December (2017) Weather in Osaka in December (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Osaka in December ※ 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) 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 ...

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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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illumination

Huis Ten Bosch = Shutterstock

Huis Ten Bosch = Shutterstock

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.

Ameyoko, Ueno, Tokyo

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

Niseko, Hokkaido = AdobeStock

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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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.

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