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

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

When to go to Iriomote, Japan

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

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

January

If you are traveling to Iriomote in January, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Iriomote is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

April

April in Iriomote is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain boots
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat

May

May in Iriomote is pretty consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain boots
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella

June

If you visit Iriomote during June, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain boots
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

July

If you visit Iriomote during July, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 80s F (high 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Rain boots
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Dresses

August

If you vacation in Iriomote during August, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain boots
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella

September

If you are traveling to Iriomote in September, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Rain boots
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion

October

If you vacation in Iriomote during October, 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 low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts

November

November in Iriomote is a perfect temperature. 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:

  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

December

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Iriomote, 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 Iriomote
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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