Hiroshima Weather in January

Season: Winter
January in winter is the coldest month in Hiroshima throughout the year. The average high temperature is around 10℃ (50℉), while the average low temperature is 2℃ (35.6℉) or so. It rains or snows a few times, but the snow usually does not stay, except on mountains north to Hiroshima City. For such Hiroshima weather in January, winter clothes like sweater, wool overcoat, thick jacket, and winter pants, etc. are the best to wear.


Averages for Hiroshima Weather in January

Temperature: 6°C / 42.8°F
High Temperature: 10°C / 50°F
Low Temperature: 2°C / 35.6°F
Humidity: 65%
Rainfall: 45 mm
Rainy Days: 7 days
Sunrise: 07:09 ~ 07:18
Sunset: 17:11 ~ 17:39

What to Wear in Hiroshima in January

Thick and warm clothes are necessaries in Hiroshima during January. Visitors could put on a wool sweater, thick overcoat, winter pants, or other similar clothes in Hiroshima. Hat, scarf, and gloves can also be worn. If going to the north area of Hiroshima, one should wear thicker clothes for the temperature there is lower than in downtown.
Hiroshima Clothes in January January Wear in Hiroshima

What to Do in Hiroshima in January

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As Hiroshima is the place of first atomic bombing in the world, Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Museum are the must-see to learn the tragic history and then cherish the peace. Itsukushima-jinja Shrine with the giant torii in sea is also a world cultural heritage as well as Japan’s treasure to explore. Hiroshima Dreamination, the illumination along Heiwa-Odori Boulevard, is dazzling to see in winter, which can be caught if you get to Hiroshima in early January. Moreover, in the north of Hiroshima, the mountain area becomes a popular destination for skiing and snowboarding.


1. Itsukushima-jinja Shrine, on Miyajima Island nearby urban Hiroshima, can be reached by ferry in 10-15 minutes from Miyajimaguchi Port.

2. Remember to keep warm and protect skin from coldness in Hiroshima during January. After all, it’s in winter.
- Last updated on Apr. 11, 2023 by Nancy He -