In January and February, the area around Hiroshima, like other major Japanese cities, experiences its coldest season. However, Hiroshima has a relatively mild climate, with temperatures rarely falling below freezing. The weather is relatively pleasant, with many sunny days. On the other hand, the mountainous areas in the northern part of Hiroshima Prefecture are very cold and snowy.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear in Hiroshima and Miyajima in January?

In Hiroshima, as in Tokyo and Osaka, you should wear a coat or down jacket. If you do not like the cold, you should also prepare a scarf, gloves, and a knit hat. For more information on winter clothing in Japan, please refer to the following article.

Does it snow in Hiroshima or Miyajima in January?

No. In Hiroshima City and on Miyajima Island, snow rarely falls.

Weather in Hiroshima in early December

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Hiroshima in January2

Hiroshima, Japan, Jan. 8: Women wearing beautiful kimonos for their 20-year-old coming-of-age ceremony = Shutterstock

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Hiroshima in January3

Miyajima, Japan – January 02, 2020: Street food of Itsukushima Island = Shutterstock

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Hiroshima in January4

Miyajima, Japan – January 02, 2020: Cityscape to the Walking Tourists and Itsukushima streets = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Hiroshima 5.8℃  (42.4°F)
10.3℃  (50.5°F)
2.3℃ (36.1°F)
11.8 mm (0.46 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 mid-December

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Hiroshima 5.5℃  (41.9°F)
10.0℃  (50.0°F)
2.1 ℃ (35.8°F)
16.7 mm (0.66 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

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Hiroshima 5.0℃  (41.0°F)
9.5℃  (49.1°F)
1.6℃ (34.88°F)
17.7 mm (0.70 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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