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

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

When to go to Hakuba, Japan

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

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

January

January in Hakuba can be very chilly. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) to high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

Traveling to Hakuba in February, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Hakuba is cold. 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:

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

April

April for Hakuba can be chilly. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Hakuba 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:

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

June

Traveling to Hakuba in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in this region is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

Traveling to Hakuba in August, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you go to Hakuba in September, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. 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:

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

October

October in Hakuba is cool. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Hakuba can be brisk. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Hakuba is brisk. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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