Chikuma, Japan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Chikuma, Japan? If you're planning to go to Chikuma, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Chikuma, Japan

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

Important essentials for Chikuma, Japan

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly option.


  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • Travel insurance

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities

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

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January

January in Chikuma can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Chourakuji Temple, wear:

If you go to Joyama Historic Park and Arata-Jo Mountain Castle, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

February

February in Chikuma can be very chilly. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Chourakuji Temple, wear:

If you go to Joyama Historic Park and Arata-Jo Mountain Castle, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

March

March in Chikuma can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Chourakuji Temple, wear:

If you go to Joyama Historic Park and Arata-Jo Mountain Castle, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

April

If you are traveling to Chikuma in April, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Chourakuji Temple, wear:

If you go to Joyama Historic Park and Arata-Jo Mountain Castle, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

May

May in Chikuma is balmy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Chourakuji Temple, wear:

If you go to Joyama Historic Park and Arata-Jo Mountain Castle, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

June

June for Chikuma is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Chourakuji Temple, wear:

If you go to Joyama Historic Park and Arata-Jo Mountain Castle, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

July

July in Chikuma is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Chourakuji Temple, wear:

If you go to Joyama Historic Park and Arata-Jo Mountain Castle, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

August

If you go to Chikuma in August, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Chourakuji Temple, wear:

If you go to Joyama Historic Park and Arata-Jo Mountain Castle, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

September

If you vacation in Chikuma during September, you might find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Chourakuji Temple, wear:

If you go to Joyama Historic Park and Arata-Jo Mountain Castle, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

October

Traveling to Chikuma in October, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Chourakuji Temple, wear:

If you go to Joyama Historic Park and Arata-Jo Mountain Castle, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

November

November in Chikuma can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Chourakuji Temple, wear:

If you go to Joyama Historic Park and Arata-Jo Mountain Castle, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

December

If you are traveling to Chikuma in December, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Chourakuji Temple, wear:

If you go to Joyama Historic Park and Arata-Jo Mountain Castle, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

Activities for Chikuma, Japan

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Chikuma.

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