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

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

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.

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

January

In January, Hikone is brisk, 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 more than half of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you vacation in Hikone during February, you are likely to find that it is cold, somewhat snowy, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 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 and snow a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

In March, Hikone is pretty cool, 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%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Hikone is crisp, very rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you vacation in Hikone during May, you are likely to find that it is balmy, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you visit Hikone during June, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature, 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Hikone is hot, 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August here is really hot, very rainy and very hazy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

In September, Hikone is warm, very rainy and somewhat hazy. 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 Hikone, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you vacation in Hikone during October, you are likely to find that it is mild, very rainy and very hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you go to Hikone in November, you will notice that it is relatively cool, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Hikone can be very chilly, somewhat rainy and very hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about half 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:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in Hikone
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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