Visiting The Kansai Region? What To Wear In Winter
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Visiting The Kansai Region? What To Wear In Winter

Kyoto 2017.12.25

If you're planning a visit to Kansai in November and December, here's some advice for how to dress comfortably and stylishly during the winter months.

Translated byLester Somera

Just a Kansai guy trying to get by

Written by Chien

The Kansai region is a must-visit for any traveler to Japan. Going shopping in Osaka, visiting Kyoto to see the fall foliage, or celebrating the New Year in Kobe? If you’re visiting Kansai in November or December, read this article for tips on what to wear!

*Kansai November 2016 temperatures: Average temperatures of 13.4℃, highs of 17.4℃, lows of 10℃.
*Kansai December 2016 temperatures: Average temperatures of 9.4℃, highs of 13.1℃, lows of 5.8℃.
*Recent September temperatures: 2016 - 6.4℃ / 2015 - 6.1℃ / 2014 - 6.2℃
*Recent October temperatures: 2016 - 1.6℃ / 2015 - 1.7℃ / 2014 - 0.2℃

November/December Weather in Kansai

November is the most popular season for traveling to Kyoto and the Kansai region. The comfortable climate, as well as pleasant autumn breezes, beckon foreign visitors and Japanese people alike to come and visit. During the daytime in early November, you might get too hot if you wear too many layers, but mornings and evenings have drastically different temperatures, so you should carry a scarf or a light jacket. Also, be wary of sudden showers, which will make the temperature drop. December is colder than November, so you will need a down jacket, muffler, gloves and other winter gear, If you are visiting USJ, remember that it is by the sea, so be sure to dress warmly.

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