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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, rain, clothes

In January, Tokyo is very cold, so you need a coat or a jumper. The is stable and sunny days will continue. There is almost no snow, but if it snows, the train may stop working.On this page, I will introduce Tokyo data in January. Through these data, please imagine the of January in Tokyo. Below are articles about the monthly in Tokyo. Slide it and check the you want to know. Below are articles on the in Osaka and Hokkaido in January. If you plan to go to Hokkaido besides Tokyo, please note that the in Hokkaido is quite different from Tokyo. For winter clothes, please refer to the following article. Table of Contents1 in Tokyo in January (overview)2 Tokyo in early January (2018)3 Tokyo in the middle of January (2018)4 Tokyo in late January (2018) in Tokyo in January (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Tokyo in January ※ 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) 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 ...

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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

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2018/6/12

Osaka Weather in January! Temperature, rain, clothes

If you are going to stay in Osaka in January, you will be wondering what the weather is like at that time. On this page, I will explain the weather. Osaka, like other Japanese cities, will have the coldest season of the year from late January to early February. For this reason, there are not many tourists except for the New Year season in early January. There is almost no snow in Osaka. A sunny day will continue, so if you are strong in the cold, you will be able to travel very comfortably. Osaka has lots of hot and delicious food, so please enjoy them too! 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 January. 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 January (overview)2 Osaka weather in early January (2018)3 Osaka weather in the middle of January (2018)4 Osaka weather in late January (2018) Weather in Osaka in January (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Osaka in January ※ 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 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 ...

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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

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2018/6/12

Hokkaido Weather in January! Temperature, rain, clothes

On this page, I will explain about the weather in Hokkaido in January. If you travel in Hokkaido in January, please do not forget enough winter protection such as a coat. 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. This article contains a lot of pictures to help you imagine the weather in January 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 some articles about the weather in Tokyo and Osaka in January. Tokyo and Osaka have different weather conditions from Hokkaido, so please be careful. Table of Contents1 Q & A about Hokkaido in January2 Weather in Hokkaido in January (overview)3 Hokkaido weather in early January4 Hokkaido weather in the middle of January5 Hokkaido weather in late January6 Recommended Videos Q & A about Hokkaido in January Does snow fall in January in Hokkaido? It snows all over Hokkaido in January. Especially from mid-January, there is a lot of snow. Moist clouds coming from the Sea of Japan hit Hokkaido mountains and cause snow. It snows often in Niseko, Otaru and Sapporo near the Sea of Japan. On the other hand, in eastern Hokkaido on the Pacific side, it is ...

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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.

 

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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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