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

Traveling to Honshu, Japan? If you're planning to go to Honshu, this article contains 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.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Honshu, Japan

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

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

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January

January can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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February

February in Honshu can be brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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March

March in Honshu is cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C).

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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 40s F (single digits C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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May

May here is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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June

June here is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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July

Traveling to Honshu in July, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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August

August in Honshu is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

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September

September in Honshu is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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October

October in Honshu is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain sometimes.

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November

If you vacation in Honshu during November, you may notice that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

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December

If you go to Honshu in December, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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