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The Wakakusa Yamayaki is an annual Festival held in Nara City at the end of January every year. Wakakusa is a mountain near Nara Park. = Adobe Stock

The Wakakusa Yamayaki is an annual Festival held in Nara City at the end of January every year. Wakakusa is a mountain near Nara Park. = Adobe Stock

January in Japan! Let's enjoy Japan's winter best!

In January, many Japanese take a New Year holidays in early. Temple and shrines are crowded at this time, so please be careful. In January, begins falling down not only in Hokkaido but also in the Japan Sea side of Honshu and mountainous areas in earnest. If you go to such an area, you will be able to enjoy the scene in Japan. After the latter half of January, some temples and shrines have the usual festival. It is also recommended to see such festivals.

Information of Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido in January

If you plan on going to Tokyo, Osaka or Hokkaido in January, please click the image of the slider below and go to see more information.

Crowd of Hatsumode at Meiji Jingu Shrine in Tokyo, Japan on January. Hatsumode is the first Shinto shrine or Buddhist temple visit of the Japanese New Year = Shutterstock

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Tokyo Weather in January! Temperature and precipitation

If you go to Tokyo anymore in January, you will think about what kind of clothes you should pack in your suitcase. In Tokyo, January is the coldest season of the year. You may as well bring your coat. On this page, I will introduce Tokyo data in January. Through these data, please imagine the of January in Tokyo. ContentsWeather in Tokyo in Jecember (overview)Tokyo in early January (2018)Tokyo in the middle of January (2018)Tokyo in late January (2018) in Tokyo in Jecember (overview) Tokyo in January is pretty cold. There is not much snow like Hokkaido, but there are days when the lowest temperature is below freezing. Even during the day, most people can not spend without a coat. It does not rain much in January. Very beautiful blue sky days continue. Because it does not rain, the air is dry. Some people catch a cold because the temperature is low and the air is dry. Snow rarely rains, but once it gets down, transportation in the city center will get confused. The rain freezes due to snow, which may delay the train. Since the Shinkansen may be delayed, please try to obtain traffic information on the Internet etc. in bad .   Tokyo in early January (2018) Maximum temperature (Celsius) 16.0 Minimum air temperature -1.4 Total precipitation 9.5 mm Fine ratio 69 %   Tokyo in the middle of January (2018) Maximum temperature (Celsius) 13.7 Minimum air temperature -1.6 Total precipitation 15.0 mm Fine ...

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The Glico Man billboard and other light displays at Dontonbori, Namba Osaka area, Osaka, Japan. Namba is well known as an entertainment area in Osaka = Shutterstock

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Osaka Weather in January! Temperature and precipitation

If you are going to stay in Osaka in January, you will be wondering what the weather is like in Osaka at that time. On this page, I will explain the weather in Osaka in January. I will also introduce the weather information of Osaka in January released by the Japan Weather Association, so please refer to it. ContentsWeather in Osaka in January (overview)Osaka weather in early January (2018)Osaka weather in the middle of January (2018)Osaka weather in late January (2018) Weather in Osaka in January (overview) The climate of Osaka is coldest in January and February every year like other Japanese cities. Osaka has almost the same climate as Tokyo. However, in January, Osaka is slightly colder than Tokyo. I have lived in Osaka before. At the newspaper company I worked at, I got a transfer order and moved from Tokyo to Osaka. At that time, I felt that Osaka had a lower temperature in winter. Osaka has less rain in January. It can be said that the weather is convenient for traveling around sightseeing spots. However, it is cold, so do not forget to bring coats or jumpers. If you go out for too long, please be careful as your body will get cold. When the body cools down, let's eat something warm or go into a hot spring! Sometimes snow falls only occasionally. Clouds coming from the Sea of Japan will snow. It is somewhat snowy than Tokyo. However, once snow falls in Tokyo, it may result in heavy snow, so it ...

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The red brick former Hokkaido Government office is popular tourist destination. Featured here day scene of the attraction during winter with snow = Shutterstock

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Hokkaido Weather in January! Temperature and precipitation

On this page, I will explain about the weather in Hokkaido in January. If you travel in Hokkaido in January, please do not forget to take measures against cold. 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. 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) 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. Mountainous areas in the center of Hokkaido are closed by snow. Because the temperature is low, snow may shine like a jewel called diamond dust. Previously, I went into the mountain to see the diamond dust, I was surprised because it was too cold. The city in the east side of Hokkaido, the temperature drops considerably. In the northern city of Abashiri, the temperature may fall to as low as 20 degrees below freezing. Before, I was blown by a strong wind ...

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Temple and shrines are very crowded in early January

Temple and shrines are very crowded in early January = AdobeStock

In early January, the New Year events are held every year in Japan. People are going to visit a temple or a shrine to pray that they can spend the year well.

If it is a big temple or shrine, millions of people come to visit every year during the New Year period. If you go to such a temple or shrine at this time, you will be surprised that there are too many people.

Instead, if you do not care about congestion, you can observe the sight of the Japanese walking towards the main shrine of temples and shrines in orderly rows.

 

Go for a real snow scene

During this period, you can appreciate the real snow scene. The photo shows Ginzan Onsen in Yamagata Prefecture = AdobeStock

In January, not only in Hokkaido, but also in areas in the Japan Sea side of Honshu and mountainous areas, snow begins to fall in earnest. In some areas, snow may accumulate several meters in one day.

You can have plenty of skiing and snowboarding at the ski slopes. Besides that, you can enjoy hot springs in an open-air bath while watching snow in areas with much snow.

I would like to introduce the sightseeing information of snowy areas in detail in the following article.

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Representative winter festivals to be held in January

Festivals are held in various places in winter as well. Major festivals are concentrated in February, but several festivals are held in January as well. The most famous festival among them is "Wakakusa Yakiyaki" introduced in the photo at the beginning of this page.

"Wakakusa Yamayaki" is a festival that is held at Wakakusa Mountain (altitude 342 meters) in Nara City since ancient times. Today it is held in late January every year. It is said that it came to bake a part of the mountain to comfort the spirit of the mountain and prevent bad things from happening. Fireworks are also being launched at this festival.

Lake Shikotsu Blue Festival

Lake Shikotsu Blue Festival, Hokkaido

At the end of January, "Lake Shikotsu Blue Festival" is held every year in Lake Shikotsu, Hokkaido. As a winter festival in Hokkaido, the Snow Festival in Sapporo is very famous, but this festival in Lake Shikotsu is an attractive festival inferior to Sapporo. You can experience plenty of winter Hokkaido, so I recommend.

 

I appreciate you reading to the end.

 

 

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