Osaka weather in January (Osaka Prefecture, Japan)

How is the weather in Osaka in January? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

In January, Osaka typically experiences low temperatures and moderate rainfall. January falls within the winter season. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 10°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 2°C. On average, January has the most moderate temperatures of the year.

Osaka in January usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 64 mm for the month. It's the month receiving the least amount of rain. As the days go by, you can expect fewer clouds and less precipitation. This makes it an ideal time for outdoor activities and events that might be disrupted by wetter conditions in other months. Typically around 18 days of rainfall is expected.

The city usually sees around 142 hours of sunlight, indicating a moderately sunny period.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, January may not be the ideal month to visit Osaka. April, May, October and November generally stand out with the best circumstances. While January tends to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Osaka climate page with graphs.

 

Osaka, monthly averages in January

Min Temperature 2°C  
Max Temperature 10°C  
Chance of Rain 60%  
Precipitation 64 mm  
Rainy days 18 days  
Humidity 61%  
Sunshine 142 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

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°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in Osaka in January?

Plan on layering your clothes. Some days or part of the day it will be nice and warm and some moments it can be a bit chilly. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay.

What To Do

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

Swimming
5/10
Cycling
6/10
Walking
6/10
Camping
4/10
Outdoor sports
6/10

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