Average Sunshine in Japan for December





The tables below give December averages for the total number of sunny days and hours of sunshine at cities and towns throughout Japan. The count of days is for those with sunshine during at least 40 percent of the time between sunrise and sunset.

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

The month's totals are long-term historical averages of weather data collected from 1981 to 2010.

Hokkaidō

Total December sunshine
Place Days Hours
Abashiri 16 115
Asahikawa 6 60
Hakodate 12 93
Obihiro 23 171
Sapporo 11 86
Tomakomai 19 126
Wakkanai 3 30

Tōhoku

Average amount of sun in December
Place Days Hours
Aomori 6 53
Fukushima 17 125
Iwaki 23 184
Morioka 14 102
Sendai 19 139

Kantō

Average December sun
Place Days Hours
Chiba 22 176
Hachijo-jima Island 13 108
Maebashi 26 205
Nikko 22 165
Tokyo 23 175
Utsunomiya 24 199
Yokohama 23 180

Chūbu

Number of sunny hours and days in December on average
Place Days Hours
Aikawa, Sado Island 5 54
Gifu 20 160
Hamamatsu 24 200
Kanazawa 8 73
Nagano 18 136
Nagoya 22 172
Niigata 6 61
Shizuoka 25 201

Kansai

Average total sunshine in December
Place Days Hours
Himeji 21 157
Kobe 20 154
Kyoto 17 136
Nara 15 127
Osaka 19 152
Tsu 23 173
Wakayama 18 142

Chūgoku

Amount of sun in December
Place Days Hours
Fukuyama 21 153
Hiroshima 20 149
Kure 20 147
Matsue 9 84
Okayama 21 157
Tottori 10 90
Yamaguchi 16 130

Shikoku

December sunshine averages
Place Days Hours
Kochi 24 193
Matsuyama 16 137
Takamatsu 19 149
Tokushima 21 163

Kyūshū

Total December sunshine
Place Days Hours
Fukuoka 14 117
Kagoshima 18 150
Kumamoto 18 148
Miyazaki 23 190
Nagasaki 15 119
Oita 20 157
Wadomari, Okinoerabu Island 12 101
Yakushima Island Airport 10 84

Okinawa

Average December sunshine
Place Days Hours
Iriomote Island 9 75
Ishigaki Island 12 101
Kume 12 100
Miyakojima 12 101
Nago 14 118
Naha 14 116
Yonaguni Island 7 65
Reference

Japan Meteorological Agency. Historical weather data retrieval.

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