Average Annual Snowfall in Japan





The tables below give yearly averages for snowfall at cities and towns in Japan. Each place has a total for the amount of snow it normally gets and for the number of days with snow on the ground.

These annual snowfall statistics are long-term historical averages of weather data collected from 1981 to 2010.

You can jump to a separate table for each section of the country: Hokkaidō, Tōhoku, Kantō, Chūbu, Kansai, Chūgoku Shikoku, Kyūshū and Okinawa.

Hokkaidō

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
135 Abashiri 148.8 378
148 Asahikawa 292.5 743
108 Hakodate 150.0 381
114 Obihiro 79.1 201
132 Sapporo 235.0 597
80 Tomakomai 54.3 138
142 Wakkanai 258.3 656

Tōhoku

Yearly snowfall averages
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
118 Aomori 263.4 669
46 Fukushima 74.4 189
88 Morioka 107.1 272
36 Sendai 28.0 71

Kantō

Average snow for a year
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
3 Chiba 3.1 8
9 Maebashi 9.4 24
90 Nikko 177.6 451
5 Tokyo 4.3 11
11 Utsunomiya 11.0 28
5 Yokohama 5.1 13

Chūbu

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
25 Aikawa, Sado Island 46.9 119
13 Gifu 18.5 47
50 Kanazawa 110.6 281
63 Nagano 103.5 263
6 Nagoya 6.3 16
54 Niigata 85.4 217
0 Shizuoka 0.0 0

Kansai

Snowfall averages for a year
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
3 Kobe 0.8 2
9 Kyoto 7.5 19
5 Nara 3.1 8
2 Osaka 1.2 3
5 Tsu 2.8 7
2 Wakayama 0.8 2

Chūgoku

Average amount of snow
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
7 Hiroshima 4.7 12
27 Matsue 35.0 89
3 Okayama 1.2 3
40 Tottori 84.3 214
7 Yamaguchi 9.1 23

Shikoku

Annual snowfall averages
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
1 Kochi 0.4 1
2 Matsuyama 0.8 2
2 Takamatsu 1.2 3
3 Tokushima 1.6 4

Kyūshū

Total yearly snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
4 Fukuoka 1.6 4
1 Kagoshima 1.6 4
2 Kumamoto 0.8 2
0 Miyazaki 0.0 0
3 Nagasaki 1.6 4
1 Oita 0.8 2

Okinawa

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
0 Ishigaki Island 0.0 0
0 Miyakojima 0.0 0
0 Naha 0.0 0
Reference

Japan Meteorological Agency. Historical weather data retrieval.

Japan Snowfall
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