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

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Traveling to Honshu, Japan? If you're planning to go to Honshu, I've got 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 Honshu, Japan

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

Important essentials for Honshu, Japan

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear away. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly choice.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

General health necessities

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

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January

Traveling to Honshu in January, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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February

February here is brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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March

March in Honshu is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain occasionally.

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April

April in Honshu can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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May

If you visit Honshu during May, you might notice that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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June

June in Honshu is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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July

July in this region is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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August

If you visit Honshu during August, you will probably notice that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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September

Traveling to Honshu in September, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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October

October in Honshu is cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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November

November in Honshu is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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December

December in Honshu is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain occasionally.

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Activities for Honshu, Japan

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Honshu.

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