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Shikoku weather in December

Planning a journey to Shikoku this December and curious over the weather conditions to await? Your essential details are found on this page, answering your query:

What is the weather like in Shikoku in December?

Shikoku is a region in Japan. December in Shikoku generally has cold temperatures, with high precipitation. During December, winter is in full swing.

You can expect cold maximum daytime temperatures of around 5°C and nighttime temperatures around -4°C in Kōchi. In many areas in Japan, December brings with it chilling temperatures. When visiting these parts during this time, it's of utmost importance to be ready. Choose clothing that is both layered and insulating to combat the cold effectively.

December is a rainy month with an average snow/rainfall of around 126 mm in Kōchi. Most cities enjoy a balanced amount of sunshine, with around 186 hours of sunlight anticipated in Kōchi. This ensures the days are neither too dim nor excessively sunny.

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

Where to go in Shikoku in December

Find more information for the most popular destinations in the Shikoku on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailes.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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

What is the weather like in December for the most popular destinonation in Shikoku?


In December Kōchi generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 5°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -4°C and high monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

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sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly snow/rainfall precipitationSnow/rainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
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170 hours 
104 mm 
16 days 
186 hours 
126 mm 
19 days 
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192 hours 
143 mm 
22 days 
Climate in Kōchi

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Is December the best time to visit Shikoku?

In our view, December might not be the best time to travel to Shikoku with often poor weather in Kōchi.

Generally speaking, the best visiting conditions can be found in June and August offering mostly pleasant weather in Kōchi. On the other hand, the weather in January, February, March, April, November and December tend to be poor.

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