In December, the temperature in the Nagoya area, as in other major cities such as Tokyo and Osaka, drops and full-blown winter sets in. Basically, it is advisable to carry warm clothing such as coats and down jackets. However, temperatures rarely drop below freezing and snowfall is rare.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear in Nagoya in December?

In December, winter clothes such as coats and down jackets are best in Nagoya. If you do not like the cold, you should also bring a knit hat, scarf, and gloves. If you are going from Nagoya to Takayama or Shirakawa-go, which are located in mountainous areas, it is better to take adequate winter clothing as they are colder than Nagoya. For more information on winter clothing in Japan, please refer to the following articles.

Can I enjoy autumn leaves in Nagoya in December?

In Nagoya, autumn foliage can be seen until early December.

Does it snow in Nagoya in December?

No, it rarely snows in Nagoya in December.

Weather in Nagoya in early December

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather Nagoya in December2

NAGOYA, JAPAN – December 05, 2015: Osu Kannon flea market shopping arcade in Nagoya.

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Nagoya 8.8℃  (47.8°F)
13.3℃  (55.9°F)
4.9℃ (40.8°F)
18.9 mm (0.74 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 Nagoya in mid-December

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather Nagoya in December3

NAGOYA, JAPAN – DECEMBER 11: People walking along the Japan Railways (JR) corridor = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Nagoya 6.9℃  (44.4°F)
11.4℃  (52.5°F)
3.3 ℃ (37.9°F)
16.1 mm (0.63 inch)
2 cm (0.79 inch)

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

Weather in Nagoya in late December

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather Nagoya in December4

NAGOYA, JAPAN – DECEMBER 29: Osu Kanon Temple in Nagoya = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Nagoya 5.9℃  (42.6°F)
10.5℃  (50.9°F)
2.2℃ (36.0°F)
21.6 mm (0.85 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 Nagoya

Below are articles about the weather in Nagoya. 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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