Tokyo weather

Our guide to the weather in Tokyo during December

11

Average high

3

UV Index

41mm

Month rainfall

64%

Humidity

We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Tokyo, covering the last 12 years up to 2021, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about Tokyo weather in December.

What's the temperature like in Tokyo during December?

The temperature reaches around 11℃ during the daytime in December, falling away to 5℃ at night. The UV index will be moderate at this time of year, so not something to worry about for the average person. However, if you're going to be outside for long periods it's worth wearing a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen and UV-blocking sunglasses. Remember that bright surfaces, such as water and sand increase UV exposure.

Does it rain in Tokyo during December?

December is typically the driest month in Tokyo. On average, there will be 10 rainy days during the month, amounting to 40.5mm in total. That's broadly comparable with the amount of rain we see in England during the summer months, and would be considered dry. You're not likely to see a thunderstorm during your trip.

Tokyo Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

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26th March 2021 by Emily Luxton

Edogawa Fireworks Festival – Blown away in Tokyo!

I attended the Edogawa Fireworks Festival in Tokyo a couple of years ago. This is my write up of the experience… Slowly, it dawns on me that this might be a bigger event than I imagined. With every stop eastwards, the crowd in the sticky train carriage thickens, until at Shinozaki Station we spill out into a press of people that drifts slowly out and upwards....

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12th February 2021 by Andy

Things to look forward to this winter in Japan

If you're planning a holiday in Japan next winter there are few things you shouldn't forget to put on your list of things to do. There are a lot for you to look forward to when it comes to the tail-end of the year in the Land of the Rising Sun, and it would be a shame to miss out.What are the things you need to remember to look out for once winter rolls into Japan? Here are 4 suggestions you might want to consider:Explore the Many Winter Festivals in the CountryYou will find that Japan is one...

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3rd February 2021 by Inside the Travel Lab

The best day trips from Tokyo

With enough energy and an early start, you can climb Mt Fuji in a day. This exhilarating but tough hike remains one of my favourite memories of Japan. Not only is Mt Fuji the highest volcano in Japan but she's an iconic landmark in her own right. On a clear day, from a skyscraper, you can see her outline from Tokyo....

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31st January 2021 by TravelDave

First time traveller’s guide to exploring Tokyo, Japan

If this is your first trip to Japan, you most likely will be landing in Tokyo and want to spend some time in the city. I’ll never forget my first time in Tokyo. It’s one of the biggest metropolitan cities on the planet, and you will surely want to visit many attractions around the city, which can be overwhelming. Japan can feel like exploring a whole other planet, but Tokyo is super fun and a great first introduction to Japan....

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26th January 2021 by TravelDave

Day trip from Tokyo to Gyoda city, Saitama Prefecture, Japan

Gyoda is located in the prefecture of Saitama, and it takes around an hour by train to get there from Tokyo station. It’s a perfect day trip destination to arrange from Japan’s capital. Gyoda is rich with traditional history and culture and offers also a variety of local dishes worth trying on your visit....

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12th September 2019 by PommieTravels

Guide to the best Sushi restaurants in Tokyo

If you are traveling to the great city of Tokyo, Japan chances are good you are interested in taking advantage of some of the local fare. The city is full of options and no matter how long your stay you’ll be left hungry for more.  Without question, the most popular cultural Japanese export to nearly every corner of the world is, you guessed it, sushi! While you can absolutely get fantastic sushi in nearly every major city at this point, the Japanese simply do it better. After all,...

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16th August 2019 by PommieTravels

10 things to consider while visiting Japan

Japan is a pretty interesting country. Culturally as well as aesthetically, it is much different than the US and other Western countries. That is why; if you’re looking to explore the country which is entirely different than the US, Japan is the perfect option for you. However, when you’re heading over to Japan, it is always important to know a few things. It will make your trip easier. We will today highlight 10 tips to follow during your first Japan trip....

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