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

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

When to go to Hiroshima, Japan

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

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

January

If you vacation in Hiroshima during January, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool. 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Hiroshima is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March here is brisk. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear

April

April in this region is cool. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses

May

May is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

June

If you go to Hiroshima in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts

July

If you go to Hiroshima in July, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Rain boots
  • Skirts

August

August here can be very hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Dresses

September

September is warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants

October

If you vacation in Hiroshima during October, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts

November

If you visit Hiroshima during November, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts

December

If you vacation in Hiroshima during December, you are likely to find that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Hiroshima, 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 Hiroshima
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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