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

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

When to go to Fukuoka, Japan

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

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

January

January in Fukuoka can be very chilly and extremely rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain most days.

It also snows about a third of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you vacation in Fukuoka during February, you are likely to find that it is cold and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time and snow about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to Fukuoka in March, you will notice that it is crisp and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Fukuoka is chilly and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May is a perfect temperature and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear

June

In June, Fukuoka is warm and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Fukuoka, with most of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

July

If you visit Fukuoka during July, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts

August

August in Fukuoka can be sweltering and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear

September

Traveling to Fukuoka in September, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage

October

October in Fukuoka is mild and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals

November

November in Fukuoka is chilly and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

In December, Fukuoka is pretty cool and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Fukuoka, with most of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Fukuoka, 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 Fukuoka
  • 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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