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

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

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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 Gokayama, Japan

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

Important essentials for Gokayama, Japan

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • 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.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently become worn. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

General health necessities

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

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January

January in Gokayama can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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February

February in this region can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

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March

March in Gokayama is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day.

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April

If you vacation in Gokayama during April, you may see that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

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May

May for Gokayama is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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June

June in Gokayama is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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July

If you visit Gokayama during July, you will probably find that it is pretty consistently 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 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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August

If you go to Gokayama in August, you will notice that it is really hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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September

Traveling to Gokayama in September, you will notice that it is warm. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

October in Gokayama is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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November

November for Gokayama is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

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December

If you go to Gokayama in December, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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Activities for Gokayama, Japan

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

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