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

Traveling to Izumo, Japan? If you're planning to go to Izumo, below is 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 Izumo, Japan

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

Important essentials for Izumo, Japan

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly product.


  • 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).


  • Travel insurance

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General health necessities

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

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January

January in Izumo is cold and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Hinomisaki Shrine, wear:

If you see the Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

If you vacation in Izumo during February, you may notice that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Hinomisaki Shrine, wear:

If you see the Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

If you go to Izumo in March, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Hinomisaki Shrine, wear:

If you see the Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April in Izumo is cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Hinomisaki Shrine, wear:

If you see the Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

If you vacation in Izumo during May, you are likely to see 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 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Hinomisaki Shrine, wear:

If you see the Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

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

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Hinomisaki Shrine, wear:

If you see the Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

July for Izumo is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Hinomisaki Shrine, wear:

If you see the Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

August in Izumo can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Hinomisaki Shrine, wear:

If you see the Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

If you vacation in Izumo during September, you are likely to notice that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 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 a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Hinomisaki Shrine, wear:

If you see the Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

If you vacation in Izumo during October, you are likely to find that it is balmy. 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). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Hinomisaki Shrine, wear:

If you see the Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November in Izumo is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Hinomisaki Shrine, wear:

If you see the Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

If you visit Izumo during December, you are likely to see that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Hinomisaki Shrine, wear:

If you see the Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Izumo, Japan

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

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