Wakayama weather in January

Considering a trip to Wakayama 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 Wakayama in January?

Wakayama is a region in Japan. January in Wakayama generally has temperatures that range from cold to moderate, with precipitation levels ranging from moderate to high. The month of January is in the winter season.

The average highest temperatures fluctuate between cold in Koyasan at 8°C to moderate in Taiji at 12°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 6°C in Taiji and -1°C in Koyasan. In general, this month stands out as the coldest period throughout the year. Given the lower temperatures, it's essential to be well-prepared. Packing the right winter clothing and necessary accessories can make a significant difference in ensuring your comfort and well-being during this chilly season.

In January, precipitation varies across different areas. From moderate snow/rainfall in Koyasan with an average of 91 mm to high snow/rainfall in Taiji with 106 mm. The city Shirahama usually sees around 137 hours of sunlight, indicating a moderately sunny period.

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

Where to go in Wakayama in January

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

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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 in Wakayama

What is the weather like in January for the 5 most popular destinations in Wakayama?

Average weather in Shirahama

In January Shirahama generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 11°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 6°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Shirahama
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
14°C 
8°C 
134 hours 
104 mm 
12 days 
11°C 
6°C 
137 hours 
104 mm 
14 days 
poor 
12°C 
6°C 
134 hours 
130 mm 
14 days 
poor 
Climate in Shirahama

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
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
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 Koyasan

In January Koyasan generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 8°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -1°C and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Koyasan
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
11°C 
2°C 
134 hours 
91 mm 
14 days 
8°C 
-1°C 
137 hours 
91 mm 
17 days 
poor 
9°C 
-0°C 
134 hours 
111 mm 
17 days 
poor 
Climate in Koyasan

Average weather in Katsuura

In January Katsuura generally has low 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.

Katsuura
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
14°C 
8°C 
103 mm 
12 days 
12°C 
6°C 
104 mm 
13 days 
poor 
12°C 
6°C 
132 mm 
14 days 
poor 
Climate in Katsuura

Average weather in Tanabe

In January Tanabe generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 11°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 5°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Tanabe
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
13°C 
7°C 
134 hours 
101 mm 
12 days 
poor 
11°C 
5°C 
137 hours 
101 mm 
14 days 
poor 
11°C 
5°C 
134 hours 
128 mm 
15 days 
poor 
Climate in Tanabe

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Is January the best time to visit Wakayama?

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

On average, the best time to visit Wakayama is in April, May, August and November with generally tolerable weather in Shirahama. The weather in January, February, June and July, on the other hand, tends to be poor.

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