Tokyo has many sunny days in February but it is generally very cold. It’s especially cold in the first half of February, so be careful not to forget your coat. On this page I will provide some useful information on what kind of clothes you should pack based on the weather data of February 2018, released by the Japan Weather Association.

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Below are articles on the weather in Osaka and Hokkaido in February. If you plan to go to Hokkaido as well as Tokyo, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Tokyo.

For winter clothes, please refer to the following article.

Weather in Tokyo in February (overview)

Graph: Temperature change in Tokyo in February

Graph: Temperature change in Tokyo in February

※ 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)

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 snows, however, once it does it disturbs transportation and trains can be delayed.

At the end of February, it will begin to transition from winter to spring. The weather becomes somewhat unstable and cloudy days 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. Hokkaido is especially more cold 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 %
February 8, 2014 train speeding through the snow in Tokyo, Japan = Shutterstock

February 8, 2014 train speeding through the snow in Tokyo, Japan = Shutterstock

Tokyo is midwinter in early February. Snow is rare but it is still very cold.

As shown in the above picture, it may snow slightly. But snow is unlikely to pile up. If snow should accumulate, traffic in Tokyo would be quite disrupted.

In early February, sunrise time in Tokyo is approximately 6:38 and sunset time is approximately 17:12.

 

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 %
FEB 14,2015 : Entrance of Meiji-jingu in Tokyo, Japan = Shutterstock

FEB 14,2015 : Entrance of Meiji-jingu in Tokyo, Japan = Shutterstock

Sunny days continue in the middle of February. It continues to be very cold, but sometimes a relatively warm day comes out. People start to feel that spring is approaching.

In mid-February, sunrise time in Tokyo is approximately 6:29, and sunset time is approximately 17:22.

 

Tokyo weather in late Fabruary (2018)

Maximum temperature (Celsius) 14.7
Minimum air temperature 0.5
Total precipitation 3.5 mm
Fine weather ratio 34 %
FEBRUARY 27TH, 2019. Pedestrian crowd waiting to cross the street at Shibuya famous scramble crossing, Japan = Shutterstock

FEBRUARY 27TH, 2019. Pedestrian crowd waiting to cross the street at Shibuya famous scramble crossing, Japan = Shutterstock

In late February, the weather changes a little bit. The relatively warm days have only slightly increased. There are many sunny days, but you will also have rainy days.

People continue to wear coats or jumpers when walking outside. At this time, you will notice that many people wear masks. Many Japanese people use masks to prevent hay fever from getting worse.

In Japan, there are many people who suffer from hay fever from around this time to the end of April. A lot of pollen, such as cedar, is in the air and people with pollen allergies may show symptoms like having a runny nose or sneezing.

In late February, sunrise time in Tokyo is approximately 6:17, and sunset time is approximately 17:32.

 

※ Sunrise and sunset times are based on the 2019 data released by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. I posted the time of the 5th for the beginning of February, the time of the 15th for the middle of February, and the time of the 25th for the end of February.

 

Thank you for reading to the end.

 

For more information about Tokyo, please refer to the following articles.

>> Winter Wear in Japan! What should you wear?

>> Best Things to do in Tokyo : Asakusa, Ginza, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Disney etc.

>> Narita Airport! How to get to Tokyo / Explore Terminals 1, 2, 3

 

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