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

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Traveling to Hakodate, Japan? If you're planning to go to Hakodate, this is 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 Hakodate, Japan

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

Important essentials for Hakodate, Japan

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly product.


  • N95 masks

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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear out. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great kit.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

January in Hakodate can be extremely cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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February

February in Hakodate is very cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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March

March in Hakodate is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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April

April in Hakodate is cold. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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May

May in Hakodate is relatively cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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June

June here is crisp. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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July

July in this region is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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August

If you vacation in Hakodate during August, you may notice 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 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

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September

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

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October

If you go to Hakodate in October, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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November

If you are traveling to Hakodate in November, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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December

December in Hakodate can be extremely cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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Activities for Hakodate, Japan

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

If you go to a temple, such as Kōzen Temple, wear:

If you see the Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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