In January, Tokyo is very cold, so you need a coat or a jumper. The weather is consistent and you will experience a nice sunny day more often than not. There is almost no snow, but if it snows, train service may be suspended. On this page, I will discuss Tokyo weather data in January. Through this information, I hope you can get an idea of Tokyo weather in January.
Below are articles about the monthly weather in Tokyo. Click on an article if you want to know more.
Below are articles on the weather in Osaka and Hokkaido in January. 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.
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Weather in Tokyo in January (overview)
※ 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)
Tokyo in January is pretty cold. There is not much snow like Hokkaido, but there are days when the lowest temperature is below freezing. Even during the day, most people cannot spend much time outside without a coat.
It does not rain much in January. Instead you can expect very beautiful blue skies. Because it does not rain, the air is dry. Some people catch a cold because the temperature is low and the air is dry.
Snow rarely rains, but once does, transportation in the city center will experience confusion.. Since the Shinkansen may be delayed, please try to obtain traffic information on the Internet etc. in times of bad weather.
Tokyo weather in early January (2018)
|Maximum temperature (Celsius)||16.0|
|Minimum air temperature||-1.4|
|Total precipitation||9.5 mm|
|Fine weather ratio||69 %|
In early January, the low temperature in the morning and evening in Tokyo will stay at about 1-2 degrees Celsius. The daytime maximum temperature also stays around 10 degrees Celsius.
At this time, there are many people who go to the shrines and temples for New Year’s prayers. The weather is very nice.
In early January, sunrise time in Tokyo is approximately 6:51 and sunset time is approximately 16:41.
Tokyo weather in the middle of January (2018)
|Maximum temperature (Celsius)||13.7|
|Minimum air temperature||-1.6|
|Total precipitation||15.0 mm|
|Fine weather ratio||66 %|
It will be colder in the middle of January. The weather is consistent and you sunny days will remain without change. The air during this time is dry.
Because it is cold and dry, more people will wear a mask to avoid catching a cold.
In mid-January, sunrise time in Tokyo is approximately 6:50 and sunset time is approximately 16:51.
Tokyo weather in late January (2018)
|Maximum temperature (Celsius)||12.0|
|Minimum air temperature||-4.0|
|Total precipitation||24.0 mm|
|Fine weather ratio||65 %|
Tokyo is the coldest from late January to early February.
In late January, you can expect the same consistent weather and long-lasting sunny days with very dry air.
In late January, sunrise time in Tokyo is approximately 6:46, and sunset time is approximately 17:01.
※ 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 January, the time of the 15th for the middle of January, and the time of the 25th for the end of January.
Weather in tourist destinations around Japan
Below are pages showing the climates of various regions in Japan at the same time of the year.
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For more information about Tokyo, please refer to the following articles.