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

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

When to go to Joetsu, Japan

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

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

January

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella

February

February in Joetsu is pretty cool. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) to low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear

March

March in Joetsu is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat

April

Traveling to Joetsu in April, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear

May

If you are traveling to Joetsu in May, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Dresses

June

Traveling to Joetsu in June, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat

July

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts

August

August in Joetsu is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses

September

September is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

October

October in Joetsu is balmy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C). It tends to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear

November

November here is crisp. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

December

December in Joetsu can be very chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof footwear

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Joetsu, 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 Joetsu

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