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

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

When to go to Hirakata, Japan

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

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

January

January here is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

In February, Hirakata can be brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Hirakata, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

In March, Hirakata can be very chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Hirakata, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you are traveling to Hirakata in April, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May here is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Hirakata is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Hirakata, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you visit Hirakata during July, you are likely to find that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s 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:

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

August

Traveling to Hirakata in August, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit Hirakata during September, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s 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:

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

October

October in Hirakata is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Hirakata is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). 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:

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

December

If you go to Hirakata in December, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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