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

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

When to go to Ishikawa, Japan

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

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

January

January for Ishikawa is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February for Ishikawa is cold. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to Ishikawa in March, you will notice that it can be brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

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

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you visit Ishikawa during May, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Ishikawa 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:

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

July

July in Ishikawa is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Ishikawa can be sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September for Ishikawa is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October here is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Ishikawa is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella

December

December in Ishikawa can be very chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Rain boots
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Ishikawa, 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 Ishikawa
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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