December Information!

December Information!

Hi I’m Nobu, I like traveling overseas and in Japan, visited 26 countries!

I’m a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter of English for 10 years.

For the people who are interested in and planning trip to Japan ,
I show you hidden local information which you have never seen and heard of through books and ordinary site!

December information is below.


December is a cold season in Japan.
Temperatures range from 5 to 15 degrees ℃( 50-57 ℉).

On the Pacific Ocean side, sunny days prevail in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka, Kobe, Hiroshima.

On the other hand, Kanazawa and Nagano on the Sea of Japan side have colder weather with more clouds and snow.


Layered clothing is recommended.

Jackets, down wear, etc. are necessary in case of cold weather.

Coats, gloves, hats, and scarves are useful.

Nabe, hot pot dishes

Nabe hot pot dishes
Nabe hot pot dishes
Nabe, hot pot dishes

December is the season to enjoy Nabe( hot pot) dishes.

There are countless types Nabe dishes with different materials and ingredients.

Many restaurants offer this winter dishes.

If you visit the local part of Japan, they offer local specialty Nabe too!

Illumination Events

You can enjoy beautiful illuminations in many tourist destinations, especially the major Tokyo, Osaka,Kobe and Kyoto.

In Tokyo, Omotesando, Roppongi, Shibuya, Marunouchi, etc.,

Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi prefecture is popular.

Nakanoshima and Midosuji in Osaka, and temples and shrines in Kyoto are illuminated at night.


Christmas is a big family season in Japan.

There are a lot of toys displayed in many toy shops!

Also Christmas markets are held in major cities and tourist spots.

Christmas trees are decorated in many places, and the whole town is in a Christmas mood.

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

December 31 is called OOMISOKA, “New Year’s Eve,” when people eat soba noodles on to pray for long life.

In addition, 108 bells are rung at night at temples throughout Japan. This is said to be the number of human desires.

Also, many people go out from midnight to go their first visit to shrines and temples on the following day, New Year’s Day.

This is the busiest day and time of the year for shrines and temples.

The most of the big malls and amusement parks, restaurants open on this period.

The family run places are mostly closed.

Tourist Attractions

Most of the best sightseeing spots, especially on the Pacific Ocean side, have refreshing clear skies.

So you can take beautiful pictures at any of the sightseeing spots.
Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Hiroshima, etc. are recommended.

On the Sea of Japan side and in Hokkaido, a large amount of snow falls and snow resorts open from December.

There are 607 registered snow resorts in Japan.

Gala-Yuzawa and Karuizawa Prince Snow Resort are only about an hour away from Tokyo.

Families can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and sledding.

I recommend what do you want to do this month.
Because there are variety of activities in Japan!

I’m Nobu , one heart enjoy together!!

My email:

My blog:

Check the news!
>Enjoy Tokyo and Japan as locals do!

Enjoy Tokyo and Japan as locals do!

TOKYO travel TIPS is the site which offers local updated information of Tokyo and Japan. There are many traditional, modern culture , festivals and beautiful nature in Tokyo and Japan. We want to share with travel beginners and repeaters to Tokyo and Japan! Let’s enjoy as locals do!