Sendai City (Miyagi Prefecture), the largest city in Japan’s Tohoku region, is in full-blown winter in January. It is a little colder than Tokyo or Osaka. Compared to other cities in the Tohoku region and Sapporo in Hokkaido, it does not snow that much. However, about 10 centimeters of snow can accumulate. A walk along the Hirose River promenade after it snows is sure to be a wonderful memory!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does it snow in Sendai in January?

In January, snow sometimes falls even in central Sendai. However, it does not often snow that much. If you want to experience the snowy world in January, you should tour around the mountain side of Sendai or other areas in the Tohoku region.

Weather in Sendai in early January

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Sendai in January2

SENDAI.JAPAN – 2 JANUARY 2018: Unidentified tourists make their first Shinto shrine visit at Osaki Hachimangu Shrine, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Sendai 2.4℃  (36.3°F)
6.0℃  (42.8°F)
-0.8℃ (30.6°F)
11.7 mm (0.46 inch)
5 cm (1.97 inch)

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

Weather in Sendai in mid-January

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Sendai in January3

Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan – January 18 2020: Loople Bus the tour sightseeing bus of Sendai city = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Sendai 1.8℃  (35.2°F)
5.4℃  (41.7°F)
-1.5 ℃ (29.3°F)
11.7 mm (0.46 inch)
5 cm (1.97 inch)

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

Weather in Sendai in late January

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Sendai in January4

Jozenji Street in central Sendai, Miyagi, Japan, January 2022 = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Sendai 1.7℃  (35.1°F)
5.4℃  (41.7°F)
-1.6℃ (29.1°F)
18.9 mm (0.74 inch)
11 cm (4.33 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 Sendai

Below are articles about the weather in Sendai. 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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