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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If you go to Tokyo in February, what kind of clothes should you wear? 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. ContentsWeather in Tokyo in Fabruary (overview)Tokyo weather in early February (2018)Tokyo weather in the middle of Fabruary (2018)Tokyo weather in late January (2018) Weather in Tokyo in Fabruary (overview) 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, it will be time to shift from winter to spring. The weather becomes somewhat unstable and days of cloudy weather will increase. If you plan to move from Tokyo to Hokkaido, Nagano Prefecture, etc. at this time, I recommend you to prepare mufflers and gloves. Especially Hokkaido is colder than Tokyo, so beware. Tokyo weather in early February (2018) Maximum temperature (Celsius) 11.9 Minimum air temperature -1.8 Total precipitation 16.5 mm Fine weather ratio 57 % Tokyo weather in the middle of Fabruary (2018) Maximum temperature (Celsius) 15.1 Minimum air temperature -1.8 Total precipitation 0.0 mm Fine weather ratio 71 % Tokyo weather in late January (2018) Maximum temperature (Celsius) 14.7 Minimum ...
If you are traveling in Osaka in February it is pretty cold. 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. ContentsWeather in Osaka in February (overview)Osaka weather in early February (2018)Osaka weather in the middle of February (2018)Osaka weather in late February (2018) Weather in Osaka in February (overview) Osaka, following January, February is also very cold. Sometimes it will snow a bit. However, it rarely piles up. There are relatively many sunny days in February. Instead it is cold, so do not forget to bring your coat or jumper. 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 stay outdoors. Because your body will get cold, you should be careful. In Japanese drug stores and convenience stores, you can buy disposable Cairo. It will be warm if you open the plastic bag and tame well. If the time to go outdoors is long, I recommend using a disposable warmer. In late February the temperature will rise a little. Instead, the wind may be strong. Since the end of February to March, it will be the transition period from winter to spring, the weather will become unstable. Below is the meteorological data of Osaka in February released by the Japan Weather Association. Osaka weather in early February (2018) Maximum temperature (Celsius) 9.8 Minimum air ...
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 to take measures against cold. On this page, I will explain the weather of Hokkaido in February. 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) 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. In the western part of Hokkaido there are not as many as mountainous areas in Honshu but snow falls a lot. Clouds damp from the Sea of Japan will come and let the snow fall. 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, so please do not forget measures against cold. Regarding measures, I wrote it at the beginning of the page below. If you do not mind, please take a look at that page. 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 slippery, I recommend you to ...
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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