November weather forecast

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Weather in November

November in Japan is characterised by a marked shift in temperatures as the country transitions from autumn to winter. The weather is typically crisp and dry, and the vivid colours of autumn foliage reach their peak in many regions, offering stunning landscapes.

In the northernmost region of Hokkaido, temperatures range from 2°C (35.6°F) to 8°C (46.4°F), and the first snow of the season often falls towards the end of the month. Average rainfall in November is relatively low, at 60mm (2.36"), but snowfall starts to become a more common occurrence.

In central Japan, including areas along the Sea of Japan coastline and the Central Highlands, temperatures during November fluctuate between 9°C (48.2°F) and 15°C (59°F). The weather remains dry, with an average rainfall of about 70mm (2.76"). The autumn colours typically reach their peak during this month in places like Tokyo and Kyoto, providing spectacular views.

In the southern regions, including Okinawa, November brings a mild climate with temperatures averaging between 18°C (64.4°F) to 24°C (75.2°F). The region experiences an average rainfall of 100mm (3.94"). The chance of typhoons is minimal, leading to relatively stable weather conditions.

Nationwide, November's rainfall ranges between 60mm (2.36") and 100mm (3.94"). This is one of the driest months in Japan, and with humidity levels dropping, the air tends to be crisp and clear.

November also hosts several cultural and natural events. In Kyoto, the ancient city's temples are illuminated for special night viewings of the autumn foliage, offering unique and stunning landscapes. In other regions, various autumn festivals continue, and the preparation for winter events begins, adding to the rich tapestry of cultural experiences during this time.

  • Tokyo - November »
    The onset of November in Tokyo entails a temperature shift, as the average high-temperature decreases from an agreeable 21.6°C (70.9°F) in October to an enjoyable 16.5°C (61.7°F). On the first day of November in Tokyo, Japan, sunrise is at 06:03 and sunset at 16:46.
  • Yokohama - November »
    Yokohama in November observes a slight diminution in temperature from daily highs, recording a low-temperature average of 12°C (53.6°F). In Yokohama, during November, the rain falls for 12.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 64mm (2.52") of precipitation.
  • Osaka - November »
    On the first day of November in Osaka, Japan, sunrise is at 06:18 and sunset at 17:04. The arrival of November in Osaka corresponds with a reduction in the average high-temperature, down from October's moderately hot 23.3°C (73.9°F) to a comfortable 17.6°C (63.7°F).
  • Nagoya - November »
    On the first day of November in Nagoya sunrise is at 06:13 and sunset at 16:58. In Nagoya snow does not fall in March through November.
  • Sapporo - November »
    In Sapporo during November, snow falls for 11.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 168mm (6.61") of snow. In Sapporo during November, the rain falls for 14.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 66mm (2.6") of precipitation.
  • Fukuoka - November »
    The last month of the autumn, November, is also an enjoyable month in Fukuoka with an average temperature ranging between max 17.6°C (63.7°F) and min 9.6°C (49.3°F). In Fukuoka, in November, the average water temperature is 21.3°C (70.3°F).
  • Kobe - November »
    November, the last month of the autumn in Kobe, is also a moderate month, with an average temperature ranging between max 15.9°C (60.6°F) and min 10.6°C (51.1°F). In Kobe in November, the average water temperature is 20.8°C (69.4°F).
  • Kyoto - November »
    The month with the least rainfall in Kyoto is November, when the rain falls for 12.4 days and typically collects 32mm (1.26") of precipitation. On the first day of November in Kyoto sunrise is at 06:18 and sunset at 17:02.
  • Kawasaki - November »
    With the onset of November, Kawasaki experiences a modest temperature adjustment, with the average high-temperature receding from an agreeable 21.5°C (70.7°F) in October to a mild 15.8°C (60.4°F). In Kawasaki in November, it is raining for 9.1 days, with typically 34mm (1.34") of accumulated precipitation.
  • Saitama - November »
    In Saitama in November, during 9.2 rainfall days, 36mm (1.42") of precipitation is typically accumulated. November in Saitama is often a prerequisite to the winter season, offering the last days of fall sightseeing before snowfall occurs.
  • Hiroshima - November »
    In Hiroshima snow does not fall in April through November. On the last day of November, in Hiroshima, sunrise is at 06:57 and sunset at 17:00 JST.
  • Sendai - November »
    January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Sendai, Japan. In Sendai, Japan, in November, it is raining for 9.5 days, with typically 27mm (1.06") of accumulated precipitation.


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