Nagoya is located almost in the middle of the Japanese archipelago, and its climate is about average: in January, the temperature is almost as cold as in Tokyo or Osaka, but it is not often hit by severe sub-zero temperatures like in Hokkaido or the Tohoku region. Facing the Pacific Ocean, snowfall is rare.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear in Nagoya in January?

In January, winter clothes such as coats and down jackets are good in Nagoya, almost the same as in Tokyo and Osaka.

If you are going from Nagoya to Takayama, Shirakawa-go, or Hida Furukawa, those areas are cold, so gloves and a scarf are even more essential, and you should prepare snow boots so that you can walk on snowy roads without problems.

For winter clothes, please refer to the following articles.

Does it snow in Nagoya in January?

Nagoya is located on the Pacific Ocean side, so it doesn’t snow very often; we have sunny days in January.

Weather in Nagoya in early January

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Nagoya in January2

January 7, 2018: Osu Kannonji Temple in Nagoya = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Nagoya 5.0℃  (41.0°F)
9.6℃  (49.3°F)
1.3℃ (34.3°F)
12.8 mm (0.50 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 mid-January

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Nagoya in January5

JANUARY 18, 2020: Sanko Inari Shrine at Inuyama Castle in Aichi Prefecture, Japan = Shutterstock

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Nagoya in January3

NAGOYA, JAPAN – JANUARY 19, 2020: Osu Kannon Temple, also known as Hosho-in, a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect located in Osu in central Nagoya = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Nagoya 4.9℃  (40.8°F)
9.3℃  (48.7°F)
1.2 ℃ (34.2°F)
16.5 mm (0.65 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 Nagoya in late January

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Nagoya in January4

JANUARY 28 2019 : Japanese are shopping at Osu shopping district Nagoya , Japan = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Nagoya 4.5℃  (40.1°F)
9.1℃  (48.4°F)
0.8℃ (33.4°F)
21.5 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 articles.

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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