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Shikoku weather in January

Considering a trip to Shikoku this January and wondering about the expected weather conditions? Find all the crucial information you need right here, addressing your question:

What is the weather like in Shikoku in January?

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

You can expect very cold maximum daytime temperatures of around 2°C and nighttime temperatures around -6°C in Kōchi. 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.

January is a rainy month with an average snow/rainfall of around 143 mm in Kōchi. Meanwhile, Kōchi enjoys approximately 192 hours of sunshine, offering a mostly sunny climate that adds a pleasant and vibrant feel to the month.

For a closer look at January's conditions in Shikoku, see the map below. For a more detailed look at Shikoku's yearly weather, check out our Shikoku climate page.

Where to go in Shikoku in January

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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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 January for the most popular destinonation in Shikoku?


In January Kōchi generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 2°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -6°C and high monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

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186 hours 
126 mm 
19 days 
192 hours 
143 mm 
22 days 
177 hours 
133 mm 
20 days 
Climate in Kōchi

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

Is January the best time to visit Shikoku?

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

Generally speaking, June and August provide pleasant weather in Kōchi. In contrast, January, February, March, April, November and December tend to have poor weather conditions.

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