Akita, Japan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Akita, Japan? If you're planning to go to Akita, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Akita, Japan

Based on the climate and weather in Akita, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Akita, Japan by month

January

January is frigid. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens

February

February in this region can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans

March

Traveling to Akita in March, you will notice that it can be brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat

April

April in Akita is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts

May

May in Akita is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans

June

If you visit Akita during June, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses

July

If you go to Akita in July, you will notice that it is warm. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear

August

If you vacation in Akita during August, you are likely to find that it is hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

If you visit Akita during September, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat

October

October in Akita is crisp. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Rain boots
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts

November

November in Akita can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Rain boots
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens

December

If you visit Akita during December, you are likely to find that it is brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Akita, Japan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Akita, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in Akita
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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