In December, the area around Hiroshima City enjoys mild sunny days, and in early December, autumn foliage can still be enjoyed. It starts to get cold in earnest around mid-December, but the plains facing the Seto Inland Sea do not have such a severe winter. In contrast, the mountainous areas in the northern part of Hiroshima Prefecture experience very cold days.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I see autumn leaves in Hiroshima City and Miyajima in December?

Yes, you can still enjoy the autumn leaves in early December.

What should I wear in December in Hiroshima City and on Miyajima Island?

In December, you should wear a coat or down jacket in Hiroshima City and Miyajima. Hiroshima has a relatively mild climate for Japan, but if you still don’t like the cold, you may want to bring a scarf and gloves as well. For more information on winter clothing in Japan, please refer to the following article.

Weather in Hiroshima in early December

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Hiroshima in December2

MIYAJIMA, JAPAN – DECEMBER 10, 2016: Landscape photo of tourists seeing the famous torii gate of Itsukushima Shrine up-close during low tide which appears to float on water at high tide = Shutterstock

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Hiroshima in December3

HIROSHIMA, JAPAN – DECEMBER 10: Tourists visit Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Hiroshima 8.9℃  (48.0°F)
13.6℃  (56.5°F)
5.2℃ (41.4°F)
22.5 mm (0.89 inch)
0 cm (0 inch)

※ Source: All figures are the average for 30 years of 1991-2020 announced by the Japan Meteorological Agency

Weather in Hiroshima in mid-December

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Hiroshima 7.3℃  (45.1°F)
11.7℃  (53.1°F)
3.9 ℃ (39.0°F)
14.5 mm (0.57 inch)
1 cm (0.39 inch)

※Source:  All figures are the average for 30 years of 1991-2020 announced by the Japan Meteorological Agency

Weather in Hiroshima in late December

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather Hiroshima in December4

HIROSHIMA,JAPAN-DECEMBER 30,2013 :Japanese tourists respect, The cenotaph for victims of the A-bomb near Atomic bomb dome at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Hiroshima 6.5℃  (43.7°F)
11.1℃  (52.0°F)
3.0℃ (37.4°F)
17.0 mm (0.67 inch)
1 cm (0.39 inch)

※ Source: All figures are the average for 30 years of 1991-2020 announced by the Japan Meteorological Agency

What to wear in Japan during winter

For winter clothes, please refer to the following article.

Monthly weather in Hiroshima

Below are articles about the weather in Hiroshima. Click on the month of interest to see articles about that month.

January February March
April May June
July August September
October November December

Weather in tourist destinations around Japan

Below are pages showing the climates of various regions in Japan at the same time of the year.

Tokyo Osaka Kyoto
Hokkaido Sendai Nagano
Nagoya Hiroshima Fukuoka
Okinawa

 

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