So as you can see from the graphs above, generally January and February are the coldest months in Nagano.
Once March comes, again generally speaking, the coldest chill in the air gets replaced by blue skies and a slightly warmer temps during the day.
At the same time, if you’ve chosen to come over here during those months, a couple of other things to be aware of.
Normally, from the 1st of Jan through to the 9th or so, this is the time japanese have holiday and gets busy with them.
After the period, you start seeing the flock of Japanese school groups in lessons, mainly on beginner slopes because this is the time for Japanese schools to have school trips.
26 of Jan is Australia Day and you normally see lots of Aussies, particularly around Hakuba on holiday.
Chinese New Year. It changes every year but you definitely will see heaps more of them than other time during this period. They normally have a different pattern of behaviour that it gets busy around more of a snow activity side of the things like, tubing, tobogganing so you want to check with this fact especially if you have little kids who are into these things.
Hopefully this helps your planning of your next trip to Japan in winter.
Right now the very strong cold front has been over the majority of the main island as well as Hokkaido, the northern island for the last few days that has been bringing lots and lots of snow. (This post was written in Mid-January, 2017)
I have been lucky enough to have spent some time in this area since Mid-November, 2016. That time has allowed me to see the seasons change from Autumn to Winter in this beautiful part of Japan.
Here I just want to share with you some of my photo collection to show you how different it looks with and without snow.
These changes have occurred between November and January.
1, This is a rental shop up on Ryuoo Ski Park
2, Just outside Yudanaka Station when you look to your right
3, Yudanaka Station from the front
4, A street with no name just outside Yudanaka Station
5, A restaurant outside Yudanaka Station
I’m not saying that you can always see the snow and scenery like this with snow but one thing for sure.
In this part of Japan, when it snows, it really snows.
I’m pretty sure Snow Monkeys must be staying hot water for your viewing pleasure to stay warm on a day like this.
See you next time.
Nagano Dewa Yukiga Takusan Hurimasu 長野では雪がたくさん降ります = It snows a lot in Nagano