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

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

When to go to Chugoku, Japan

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

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

January

January here is cold. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks

February

February in Chugoku is pretty cool. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sweaters
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks

March

March in Chugoku can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces

April

If you visit Chugoku during April, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts

May

If you vacation in Chugoku during May, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat

June

If you go to Chugoku in June, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

July

If you visit Chugoku during July, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses

August

August in Chugoku is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella

September

If you go to Chugoku in September, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage

October

If you go to Chugoku in October, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece

November

November in Chugoku is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Rain coat

December

If you are traveling to Chugoku in December, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Chugoku, 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 Chugoku
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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