Average Annual Snowfall in Japan

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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.

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