February is the coldest time in Japan. Except for a limited area such as Okinawa, you need a coat or jumper when walking in the city. At this time, ski resorts are in the best condition. In snowy areas, you can see the beautiful snow scene like that on the guide book. In addition to these things, there is another fun thing when you travel in February. Winter festivals are held in various parts of Japan. On this page, I will introduce mainly the representative winter festival.
Information of Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido in February
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Tokyo has many sunny days in February, but it is generally very cold. It's especially cold in the first half of February, so be careful not to forget your coat. On this page, I will introduce useful information on what kind of clothes you should pack in a suitcase based on the weather data of February 2018 released by the Japan Weather Association. 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 February. If you plan to go to Hokkaido besides Tokyo, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Tokyo. For winter clothes, please refer to the following article. Table of Contents1 Weather in Tokyo in Fabruary (overview)2 Tokyo weather in early February (2018)3 Tokyo weather in the middle of Fabruary (2018)4 Tokyo weather in late January (2018) Weather in Tokyo in Fabruary (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Tokyo in February ※ 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) Together with January, February is the coldest period in Japan. Early February and mid February, it is not uncommon for the lowest temperature to fall below freezing. There are many sunny days, but it is very cold when the wind is strong. It rarely snow. However, once it gets down, the transportation is disturbed and the train is delayed. At the end of February, ...
If you are traveling in Osaka in February it is pretty cold. There is almost no snow, but walking outdoors will make your body very cold. Please do not forget to put winter clothes such as coats on your suitcase. On this page, I will explain about the weather in Osaka in February. 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 February. If you plan to go to Hokkaido besides Tokyo, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Tokyo. Table of Contents1 Weather in Osaka in February (overview)2 Osaka weather in early February (2018)3 Osaka weather in the middle of February (2018)4 Osaka weather in late February (2018) Weather in Osaka in February (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Osaka in February ※ 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) When it is cold, disposable body warmers are very useful = Adobe Stock In Osaka, it is the coldest of the year from late January to early February. Sometimes it snows occasionally. However, there is almost no snow accumulation. There are many sunny days in February. But the wind is very cold. If you are not good at cold weather, it would be nice to have mufflers and gloves. If you go around temples and shrines, you will have a long time to ...
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 ...
Representative winter festival held every February
Well then, I will introduce the representative winter festivals I would like to recommend to you.
Yokote Kamakura Snow Festival
First of all, let me introduce it from the famous festival held every year in Yokote, Akita Prefecture in northern Honshu. In mid-February every year, locals hold the "Yokote Kanakurasa Festival" as seen in the top photo.
"Kamakura" is a small dome made of snow. Since there are a lot of snow every year in Yokote City, people harden the snow and cut through it to make "Kamakura".
During this festival period, in Yokote City, "Kamakura" with a height of 3 meters or so is made in total of 100 pieces. As can be seen in the picture below, small "Kamakura" are also made a lot.
In Kamakura local people welcome you and give you warm drinks and rice cakes. On cold nights, the lights lit in Kamakura look very fantastic and beautiful. It is an attractive part of this festival that you can interact with locals.
Sapporo Snow Festival
The most famous of the Japanese winter festival to be held in February is "Sapporo Snow Festival". Sapporo is the representative city of Hokkaido. This festival is held in Sapporo every year in the first half of February. There are millions of tourists both in Japan and abroad.
There are three main venues of this festival. First of all, at Odori Park in the center of Sapporo, lots of huge snow statues line up. In Susukino 's entertainment district, Susukino, ice statues line up. In addition, amusement facilities such as a huge snow slide are installed on the outskirts of Sapporo. This is very popular with children.
Many shops selling warm drinks and food are opened at the festival venues. The average temperature in Sapporo during this period was around minus 3 degrees (Ce). Although it is very cold, the visitors drink warm drinks and are watching the wonderful snow statues. Why do not you join this festival too?
Asahikawa Winter Festival
Every year in Hokkaido, "Asahikawa Winter Festival" is held in Asahikawa city at the same time as Sapporo Snow Festival. This festival is also very popular, and around 1 million tourists come every year to see the festival.
This Asahikawa festival has two different charms from Sapporo. First of all, at Asahikawa festival, the world's largest image of snow is displayed. Although the number of snow statues is more in Sapporo, Asahikawa is competing by displaying the largest snow image.
Secondly, tourists visiting Asahikawa can see the famous Asahiyama Zoo in addition to this festival. At Asahiyama Zoo, many of the unique winter shows are done, including penguins marching well at this time of year. When you visit Asahikawa, you surely will be satisfied with the two fun of the winter festival and the Asahiyama zoo.
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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.