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

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

When to go to Himeji, Japan

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

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

January

If you visit Himeji during January, you are likely to find that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 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 regularly and snow once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

Traveling to Himeji in March, you will notice that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you vacation in Himeji during April, you are likely to find that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 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. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to Himeji in May, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Himeji is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Himeji, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you visit Himeji during July, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 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. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Himeji can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Himeji is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you are traveling to Himeji in October, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

Traveling to Himeji in November, you will notice that it is crisp and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December here can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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