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

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Traveling to Hirosaki, Japan? If you're planning to go to Hirosaki, this 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 Hirosaki, Japan

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

Important essentials for Hirosaki, Japan

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

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

In January, Hirosaki is freezing and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Hirosaki, with several of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly product.

  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may become worn. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • Emergency motion sickness relief

  • Virus/bacteria filtering water bottle

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's wise to bring a contaminant filtering water bottle.

  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good one.

Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your belongings.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Hirosaki. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying. In some more rural areas you may need a satellite phone. We recommend this satellite phone.

Comfort
  • Ultraportable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs almost 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Plug adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types A and B. Check that you pick the correct kind. Many adapters available are just plugs and require your electronics to adjust the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get destroyed. This one should be appropriate for most countries.

  • Travel neck support pillow

    A versatile choice is this one

If you plan go to a monastery, like Saishō-in Monastery, take the following:

February

February is freezing. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Hirosaki. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying. In some more rural areas you may need a satellite phone. We recommend this satellite phone.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your belongings.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

Comfort
  • Voltage step down adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types A and B. Be sure to get the right type. The majority of adapters currently available are simply plugs and require your electronics to change the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get destroyed. This one should be sufficient for most locations.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Folding travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel pillow

    An excellent option is this one

If you plan go to a monastery, like Saishō-in Monastery, take the following:

March

March here is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your belongings.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Hirosaki. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying. In some more rural areas you may need a satellite phone. We recommend this satellite phone.

Comfort
  • Travel neck pillow

    A good option is this one

  • Super portable foldable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs just 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Travel adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types A and B. Make sure to pick the correct type. Most adapters for sale now are simply plugs and require your electronics to adjust the voltage themselves. If your devices can't do that they could get fried. This one should work in most locations.

If you plan go to a monastery, like Saishō-in Monastery, take the following:

April

April here is brisk. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Hirosaki. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying. In some more rural areas you may need a satellite phone. We recommend this satellite phone.

Comfort
  • Ultralightweight travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Plug adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types A and B. Check that you pick the right type. The vast majority of adapters currently available are just plugs and require your electronics to convert the voltage themselves. If your devices can't do that they could burn up. This one works in most places.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Travel neck pillow

    A great choice is this one

If you plan go to a monastery, like Saishō-in Monastery, take the following:

May

May in Hirosaki is relatively cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Hirosaki. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying. In some more rural areas you may need a satellite phone. We recommend this satellite phone.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

Comfort
  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Easy folding travel stroller

    This stroller weighs only 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel neck support pillow

    An excellent option is this one

  • Voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types A and B. Make sure to choose the necessary kind. A lot of adapters currently sold are just plug changers and expect your devices to convert the voltage themselves. If your devices can't do that they could get destroyed. This one is sufficent for most places.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

If you plan go to a monastery, like Saishō-in Monastery, take the following:

June

June for Hirosaki is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Hirosaki. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying. In some more rural areas you may need a satellite phone. We recommend this satellite phone.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

Comfort
  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Travel neck support pillow

    A good option is this one

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Voltage step down adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types A and B. Ensure that you choose the right kind. Most adapters currently being sold are just plugs and require your electronics to convert the voltage themselves. If your devices can't do that they could burn up. This one is sufficent for most locations.

  • Easy folding travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

If you plan go to a monastery, like Saishō-in Monastery, take the following:

July

July in Hirosaki is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Hirosaki. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying. In some more rural areas you may need a satellite phone. We recommend this satellite phone.

Comfort
  • Super portable foldable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs just 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel neck support pillow

    What we like is this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Travel adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types A and B. Be sure to get the correct kind. A lot of adapters that you can buy are just plug changers and expect your electronics to change the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get fried. This one should work in most areas.

If you plan go to a monastery, like Saishō-in Monastery, take the following:

August

If you are traveling to Hirosaki in August, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Hirosaki. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying. In some more rural areas you may need a satellite phone. We recommend this satellite phone.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

Comfort
  • Travel pillow

    Our favorite is this one

  • Plug adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types A and B. Make sure to choose the necessary kind. Most adapters currently being sold are simply plugs and expect your devices to convert the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could burn up. This one is sufficent for most areas.

  • Super portable foldable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs only 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

If you plan go to a monastery, like Saishō-in Monastery, take the following:

September

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

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.

  • Emergency motion sickness relief

  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent one.

  • Virus/bacteria filtering water bottle

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to have a contaminant filtering water bottle.

  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may become worn. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

Safety + Security
  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Hirosaki. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying. In some more rural areas you may need a satellite phone. We recommend this satellite phone.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

Comfort
  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Voltage step down adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types A and B. Ensure that you choose the necessary type. Many adapters that you can buy are simply plugs and expect your electronics to convert the voltage themselves. If your electronics can't do that they could get fried. This one is sufficent for most places.

  • Easy folding travel stroller

    This stroller weighs just 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel neck support pillow

    Our fave is this one

If you plan go to a monastery, like Saishō-in Monastery, take the following:

October

October in Hirosaki can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain once in a while. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Hirosaki. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying. In some more rural areas you may need a satellite phone. We recommend this satellite phone.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

Comfort
  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Travel pillow

    What we like is this one

  • Voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types A and B. Be sure to pick the necessary type. A lot of adapters for sale now are just plugs and require your devices to convert the voltage themselves. If your electronics can't do that they could burn up. This one should work in most locations.

  • Ultraportable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs almost 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

If you plan go to a monastery, like Saishō-in Monastery, take the following:

November

November in Hirosaki can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Hirosaki. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying. In some more rural areas you may need a satellite phone. We recommend this satellite phone.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

Comfort
  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Travel neck pillow

    An excellent option is this one

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Ultraportable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs only 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Voltage step down adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types A and B. Be sure to choose the necessary kind. A lot of adapters on sale are simply plugs and expect your devices to convert the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get fried. This one should work in most countries.

If you plan go to a monastery, like Saishō-in Monastery, take the following:

December

December in Hirosaki can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Hirosaki. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying. In some more rural areas you may need a satellite phone. We recommend this satellite phone.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

Comfort
  • Voltage step down adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types A and B. Ensure that you choose the right type. A lot of adapters available online are just plug changers and expect your electronics to adjust the voltage themselves. If your electronics can't do that they could get destroyed. This one should work in most countries.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Ultraportable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs only 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Travel neck support pillow

    What we like is this one

If you plan go to a monastery, like Saishō-in Monastery, take the following:

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