Japan in November, Weather/Temperature/Climate/Rain/Clothes/Things To Do

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November is said “One of the best sightseeing seasons” in Japan. Visitors can enjoy autumn leaves and seasonal dishes and some activity. So in this article, we offer information about climate and point to notice in November in Japan travel!

Japan Average Temperature in November

Tokyo, Japan ‘s average temperature in November is 14.0 degrees. A little cold temperature but if you walk to sightseeing, it is just comfortable. In November, the minimum temperature is low, so visitors need to be careful.

Average Temperature14.0 ℃
Hottest Temperature17,7 ℃
Lowest Temperature10.6 ℃

Nagano prefecture is located in a high altitude area in Japan, so November’s average high temperature about 8 degrees. Okinawa and Hokkaido are completely different in climate from Tokyo.

PrefectureAverage( ℃ )Hottest( ℃ )Lowest(℃)

Weather|Japan Rain and Humidity in November

Japan’s main rainy season is early summer, June to July. But September to November is a hurricane season in Japan. Several strong hurricanes come to most of Japan every year. Especially if you visit Okinawa, you need to be aware of hurricane. Recently Japanese hurricane becomes strong more and more by the cause of global warming. Actually in 2018 Tokyo was 3 ~ 5 days that was rain.

The average humidity in Japan in November 2018 was 72%. The minimum humidity was 30%. It depends on the area, but this figure is an average humidity while 365 days. Humidity is almost the same humidity nationwide, unlike temperature.

What clothes to wear in Japan in November?

November is already the winter season. When visitors walk outside, should wear three layers(Underwear, sweater, and outerwear) because you will feel to intense temperature difference and the wind is strong. You should bring clothes that are easy to take off and put on.

What to bring Japan Travel in November?

Visitors should prepare winter clothes. For example Warm coat, Beanie, Gloves. Especially Nagano and Hokkaido and other east Japan are cold at morning

Japan November Holidays


There are two holidays in Japan in November. When you visit Japan, you should be aware of the sightseeing spot’s opening day and closed time.

Culture Day

Culture Day (文化の日) is a national holiday held annually in Japan on November 3 for the purpose of promoting culture. But actually November 3rd was first celebrated as a holiday in 1868 when it was the birthday of the Meiji emperor (明治天皇). So recently almost all people do not something to relate to Culture Day.

Labor Thanksgiving Day

Labor Thanksgiving Day (勤労感謝の日) is a national holiday in Japan celebrated on November 23 of each year. Before the after World War 2, Labor Thanksgiving Day was Niiname-Sai (新嘗祭) that celebrated to harvest crops and rice. But after WW2, the Japanese goverment decided to “this day is not only farm but also service labor and more”. So the name was changed to Labor Thanksgiving Day.

Where to go in Japan in November

November is the season of a beautiful autumn leaves season. These places often carry out illumination and light-up at night.

Kyoto in November

Kyoto is the most famous and popular sightseeing place in November. Visitors can look to a deep relation between autumn leaves and a traditional townscape in Japan. Arashiyama (嵐山) is our recommended autumn best spot where visitors carry out Momiji Festival at the 2nd Sunday every November. Visitors can enjoy historical ships and traditional performance art.

Nagano in November

Nagano prefecture has a lot of amazing autumn sightseeing places. Until October, Nagano’s autumn leaves places are located in most of the high altitude places. However, from November visitors can visit easy autumn leaves places! Please read the below articles.

Festivals and Events in Japan in November

Lots of high-quality Wine Festivals are carried out in Japan in November. Especially Nagano prefecture is well known as a Wine tourism area recently. For example, Tomi-city, Takayama-city, Shiojiri-city are famous wine fields. Please look to more detain below site.

Let’s go Nagano, Kyoto, Japan in November!

Okususobana Valley


The characteristic points of Nagano prefecture are a fusion between affluent nature and Japanese traditional lifestyle. Nagano is constructed in many town and village, where have originality. These regions have a different history, different culture, different nature, we can feel a side of Nagano as a treasure box.

Northern Alps in Nagano


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