Okinawa is a warm area with a subtropical climate, but even so, there are still chilly days in January and February. Because of the strong ocean breezes in Okinawa, it will actually feel even colder than the temperature data presented on this page. However, the lack of rainfall in January makes it a great month to visit historical sites, etc. In late January, the cherry blossoms begin to bloom earlier than any other month in Japan.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear in Okinawa in January?

Even in Okinawa, it is not possible to wear short sleeves and short pants in January. It is advisable to prepare autumn clothes such as jackets. The sea wind is strong in Okinawa, so if you do not like the cold, we recommend that you bring a windbreaker or light coat that will keep out the wind. Please refer to the following article for more information on autumn clothing in Japan.

Can I see cherry blossoms in January in Okinawa?

In Okinawa, you can enjoy cherry blossoms from late January to early February. While most cherry blossoms in Japan are pale white in color, those in Okinawa are more vivid pink.

Weather in Okinawa in early January

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather and clothes in Okinawa in January2

The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium : 2019 January 9 . It is located within the Ocean Expo Park in Okinawa, Japan = Shutterstock

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather and clothes in Okinawa in January3

Churaumi Aquarium, Okinawa, Japan – January 9, 2019 : One of the world’s largest fish tank = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Naha 17.7℃  (63.9°F)
20.2℃  (68.4°F)
15.2℃ (59.4°F)
29.8 mm (1.17 inch)

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

Weather in Okinawa in mid-January

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Naha 17.4℃  (63.3°F)
19.9℃  (67.8°F)
15.1 ℃ (59.2°F)
36.6 mm (1.44 inch)

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

Weather in Okinawa in late January

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather and clothes in Okinawa in January4

Okinawa, JP – JANUARY 31, 2018: Crowd of people and tourists walking on the shopping street at Okinawa Kokusai Dori street = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Naha 16.8℃  (62.2°F)
19.3℃  (66.7°F)
14.5℃ (58.1°F)
35.2 mm (1.39 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 & spring

For autumn clothes, please refer to the following article.

Monthly weather in Okinawa

Below are articles about the weather in Okinawa. 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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