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

Traveling to Japan, Japan? If you're planning to go to Japan, 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 Japan, Japan

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

Important essentials for Japan, Japan

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may get worn. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel insurance

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.

General health necessities

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

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January

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

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February

If you are traveling to Japan in February, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

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March

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

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April

If you vacation in Japan during April, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s 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 about a third of the time.

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May

May in Japan is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to 70s F (mid 20s C).

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June

In June, Japan is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Japan, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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July

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

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August

Traveling to Japan in August, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

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September

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

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October

October in this region is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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November

November is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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December

December in Japan can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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Activities for Japan, Japan

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

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