Osaka Weather in January

Season: Winter
Osaka weather in January is frosty and relatively dry. January is the coldest month in Osaka in the year, having an average temperature of 6℃ (42.8℉). Its highest temperature is merely 9℃ (48.2℉) at average and the lowest temp is 3℃ (37.4℉) or so. It rarely snows, while sleet, accompanied by rain, falls occasionally. Because there are many sunny days, the air is relatively dry; but in the marine climate zone, it’s not as dry as other surrounding areas. Padded clothes, down coats, gloves, and scarves are the must when going outdoors.


Averages for Osaka Weather in January

Temperature: 6°C / 42.8°F
High Temperature: 9°C / 48.2°F
Low Temperature: 3°C / 37.4°F
Humidity: 57%
Rainfall: 46 mm
Rainy Days: 5 days
Sunrise: 06:57 ~ 07:06
Sunset: 16:58 ~ 17:26

What to Wear in Osaka in January

Warm winter clothes are the necessities to cope with Osaka weather in January. As it’s cold, visitors have to get dressed thickly against severe coldness. Down coats, thick sweaters, thermal shirts, padded hat, padded trousers, gloves, scarves, etc. are appropriate. It’s pretty warm indoors as well heated, so the warm overcoat should also be convenient to be took off when getting into rooms.
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Top Things to Do in Osaka in January

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To celebrate New Year, Osaka locals go to Sumiyoshi Taisha, Osaka Tenmangu Shrine, etc. for New Year praying from last days of December to early January. Visitors can also experience Japanese New Year customs in Osaka, and winter illuminations lighting up the city are also fascinating. Amusement parks like Universal Studios Japan are nice places to have fun, and ice skating is also a popular activity in Osaka in winter. Visitors may enjoy a warm onsen bath or hot Japanese food in cold days as well.


1. There will be crowds of people in shrines and temples for New Year praying. Sumiyoshi Taisha and Osaka Tenmangu Shrine are the most popular sites in Osaka, as the former is admired as god of removing evil spirits and ensuring safety at sea, and the latter worships the god of knowledge.

2. Although Osaka winter is somewhat humid than other places, it’s still necessary to apply facial cream, hand cream, lip pomade, etc. in January for skin protection.
- Last updated on Mar. 03, 2023 by Nancy He -