The Kii Peninsula weather in January

Thinking about venturing to the Kii Peninsula this January and curious about the weather conditions to expect? This page holds all the key information you seek, responding to your question:

What is the weather like in the Kii Peninsula in January?

The Kii Peninsula is a region in Japan. January in the Kii Peninsula generally has temperatures that range from cold to moderate, with precipitation levels ranging from moderate to high. During January, winter is in full swing.

Based on our climate data spanning from 1990-2020, the average maximum temperature is cold in Nara at 10°C to moderate in Taiji at 12°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 6°C in Taiji and 1°C in Nara. Typically, it's the chilliest month of the year. Making it a great time for staying indoors and enjoying the warmth. Make sure you're prepared by packing the right winter outfits.

In January, precipitation varies across different areas. From moderate rainfall in Nara with an average of 68 mm to high rainfall in Taiji with 106 mm. Most cities enjoy a balanced amount of sunshine, with around 142 hours of sunlight anticipated in Nara. This ensures the days are neither too dim nor excessively sunny.

For specific regional insights in the Kii Peninsula for January, refer to the map provided below. For an in-depth overview of the yearly weather conditions, do visit our the Kii Peninsula climate page.

Where to go in the Kii Peninsula in January

Find the average weather conditions in January for the most popular destinations in the Kii Peninsula on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

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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).

Popular destinations in the Kii Peninsula

What is the weather like in January for the 4 most popular destinations in the Kii Peninsula ?

Average weather in Nara

In January Nara generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 10°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 1°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Nara
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
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sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
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12°C 
3°C 
151 hours 
66 mm 
15 days 
10°C 
1°C 
142 hours 
68 mm 
19 days 
poor 
10°C 
1°C 
140 hours 
83 mm 
19 days 
poor 
Climate in Nara

Average weather in Wakayama

In January Wakayama generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 11°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 4°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Wakayama
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
13°C 
7°C 
134 hours 
97 mm 
14 days 
11°C 
4°C 
137 hours 
95 mm 
16 days 
11°C 
4°C 
134 hours 
107 mm 
16 days 
poor 
Climate in Wakayama

Average weather in Matsuzaka

In January Matsuzaka generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 10°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 3°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Matsuzaka
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
13°C 
5°C 
72 mm 
12 days 
10°C 
3°C 
74 mm 
14 days 
poor 
11°C 
3°C 
88 mm 
16 days 
Climate in Matsuzaka

Average weather in Taiji

In January Taiji generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 12°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 6°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Taiji
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
15°C 
9°C 
104 mm 
12 days 
12°C 
6°C 
106 mm 
13 days 
poor 
13°C 
6°C 
133 mm 
14 days 
poor 
Climate in Taiji

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in the Kii Peninsula , in Japan.

Is January the best time to visit the Kii Peninsula ?

In our view, January might not be the best time to travel to the Kii Peninsula with often poor weather in Nara.

Generally speaking, the best visiting conditions can be found in April, May, October and November offering mostly pleasant weather in Nara. In contrast, January and February tend to have poor weather conditions.

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