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

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Traveling to Hikone, Japan? If you're planning to go to Hikone, below 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 Hikone, Japan

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

Important essentials for Hikone, Japan

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Hikone, Japan

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

If you go to Genkyū-en Garden, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

Castle hopping? For Hikone Castle, take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Hikone.

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

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January

January in Hikone is brisk, somewhat snowy, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. It also snows 5-10 days this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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February

In February, Hikone can be very chilly, somewhat snowy, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Hikone, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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March

In March, Hikone can be brisk, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Hikone, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

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April

If you visit Hikone during April, you are likely to see that it is crisp, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s 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.

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May

In May, Hikone is balmy, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Hikone, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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June

If you visit Hikone during June, you may notice that it is warm, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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July

July in Hikone is extremely warm, extremely rainy and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (high 20s C).

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August

In August, Hikone is consistently hot, very rainy and very hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Hikone, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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September

September in Hikone is warm, very rainy and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

October in Hikone is mild, very rainy and very hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) to high 60s F (low 20s C).

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November

November in Hikone is cool, somewhat rainy and very hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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December

If you vacation in Hikone during December, you might notice that it is cold, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s 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 half of the time.

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