Tokyo weather in January (Tokyo Prefecture, Japan)

People don't tend to visit Tokyo in January since it is known as a chilly month. The average maximum daytime temperature in Tokyo in January lies at 9.9°C (49.82°F). Usually it is the coldest month of the year. The average minimum temperature goes down to around 1.2°C (34.16°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

Rainfall during January is moderate with an average of 77mm (3.0 inches). There are generally around 12 rainy days.


Tokyo, monthly averages in January

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Min Temperature 1 °C  
Max Temperature 9 °C  
Chance of Rain 41%  
Precipitation 77mm  
Rainy days 12 days  
Humidity 50% *  
Sunshine 191 hrs *  
Percentage Sunshine 57% *  

Where to stay in Tokyo

Where to go in Japan in January

Find out more about the weather in Japan in January and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So what to wear in January?

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in January.

Outdoor sports

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