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

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

When to go to Kagoshima, Japan

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

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

January

January in Kagoshima is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you vacation in Kagoshima during February, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you visit Kagoshima during March, you are likely to find that it is relatively 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:

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

April

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants

June

June in this region is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants

July

July here can be very hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Rain boots
  • Skirts

August

If you visit Kagoshima during August, you are likely to find that it can be very hot. 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 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Rain boots
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses

September

Traveling to Kagoshima in September, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Skirts

October

If you are traveling to Kagoshima in October, you will notice that it is warm. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts

November

Traveling to Kagoshima in November, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December for Kagoshima can be chilly. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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