It is cold, but snow creates beautiful landscape and makes Onsen hot springs even nicer.
Winter lasts from December to February. The weather is usually very sunny, crisp and pleasant.
The northern Kansai area of the Japan Sea coast, and higher altitudes get some snow. The rest of the areas in Kansai rarely get snow. But sometimes you will be amazed seeing beautiful snowy landscape at in the city.
It is a nice season to see snow in Japan, winter sports and festivals. Visitors can enjoy historical onsen hot springs, and colorful winter illuminations. If you come in December, you will be able to enjoy the traditional Japanese new years celebrations.