How is the climate?
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Posted 11/21/12
I'm going there in Januari and I'm woundering if it is winter there aswell, and if so... how cold can it get?
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Posted 11/21/12
Why don't you google this ? Or even telling us where you are going would be a big help
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Posted 11/22/12 , edited 11/22/12

http://jnto.org.au/seasonal-attractions/winter/
Depending on what part of Japan you are traveling to, winter experiences in Japan can be vastly different. Big cities such as Tokyo and Osaka generally experience short winters with cold and sunny days and occasional snowfall. But the further you head into the mountainous regions and Northern parts of Japan the more the temperature starts to drop and the winters are long and bitterly cold with high levels of snowfall for many months of the year.


Thought you'd like to see this. Also, I live in Okinawa, and the winter here is very tropical. the lowest we'll get for temp. is about 58 degrees. during the days it can get in to the 70s.



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found this as well:



In general, Japan's winters are relatively mild and dry. In the subtropical Ryukyu Islands, winters are cool and sunny. Central Japan, around Tokyo, experiences short winters with cold and sunny days and occasional snowfall. Northern Japan (northern Honshu and Hokkaido) experiences long, cold winters with bitterly cold temperatures that help keep snow on the ground for up to four months a year. The sparkling, beautiful winter is perfect for skiing, skating, and the annual snow festival in Sapporo with its world-famous ice sculptures.

Winter is a remarkably dry, bright season across the Kansai area, which includes the Seto Inland Sea, Ise Bay, and the central lowlands on Honshu. This region experiences a mild climate due to the mountains along its northern and southern extent blocking most of the northwesterly seasonal winds. This situation also reduces the annual average rainfall to less than 1,200 mm (47.2 in). The cold winds blowing out of East Asia pick up moisture across the Sea of Japan and dump relatively heavy snowfall along the coastal regions facing the Sea of Japan. On the Pacific side of Japan there is very little snow and the temperature rarely drops much below freezing. Tokyo has an average January high temperature of 4.7°C (41°F). To the north, Sapporo, on the Sea of Japan side of Hokkaido, has an average January high temperature of -4.9°C (23°F).

Further south and along the Ryukyu Island chain enjoys mild winters. Even in January, Naha,Okinawa, averages a moderate high temperature of 16°C (60.8°F). Nighttime temperatures hover around 14°C (58°F).


http://www.koreanhistoryproject.org/Jta/Jp/JpWX3.htm
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Posted 11/23/12
In the Kansai and Kanto regions, I've found the seasons to be pretty distinct. Winters were fairly chilly, and summers being hot and very humid.
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Posted 12/4/12

Tomoko3san wrote:

Why don't you google this ? Or even telling us where you are going would be a big help


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Posted 12/4/12
http://www.topsightseeing.com/japan/tokyo/weather/index.htm
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Posted 12/4/12
My friends was there and he says the humidity was almost unbearable. If your from a very humid country you may not notice it.
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Posted 12/18/12
Whatever you do, just be careful to stay out of the rain in Japan or you will get sick. No matter what.

I learned this from anime so it must be true.
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Posted 12/18/12

Balzack wrote:

Whatever you do, just be careful to stay out of the rain in Japan or you will get sick. No matter what.

I learned this from anime so it must be true.


sorry but i can't help but laugh as this. with all the typhoons i've been though, and the random rain showers, i've yet to get sick.
(lives in Okinawa)
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Posted 12/19/12

Balzack wrote:

Whatever you do, just be careful to stay out of the rain in Japan or you will get sick. No matter what.

I learned this from anime so it must be true.


I agree, stay out of the rain
With all that radiation in the air, it's pretty dangerous
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Posted 12/19/12
I just live in a biome that's similar to much of Japan that is one of the wettest parts of the US, so I find it amusing how in 90% of all anime series there's at least one episode where a character goes out in the rain for a few minutes and ends up getting deathly ill with a fever If I lived in an anime I could have already died on thousands of occasions!
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