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

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

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

Important essentials for Kamakura, Japan

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • 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).


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Travel insurance

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear away. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly product.

General health necessities

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

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January

If you go to Kamakura in January, you will notice that it is cold. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Tsurugaoka Hachimangū Shrine, wear:

Going to Taya Cavern? You'll need:

February

February in Kamakura is pretty cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to low 50s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Tsurugaoka Hachimangū Shrine, wear:

Going to Taya Cavern? You'll need:

March

If you vacation in Kamakura during March, you may find that it is cold. 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:

If you visit a temple, such as Tsurugaoka Hachimangū Shrine, wear:

Going to Taya Cavern? You'll need:

April

If you vacation in Kamakura during April, you will probably see that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Tsurugaoka Hachimangū Shrine, wear:

Going to Taya Cavern? You'll need:

May

If you are traveling to Kamakura in May, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Tsurugaoka Hachimangū Shrine, wear:

Going to Taya Cavern? You'll need:

June

If you visit Kamakura during June, you may see that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Tsurugaoka Hachimangū Shrine, wear:

Going to Taya Cavern? You'll need:

July

If you go to Kamakura in July, you will notice that it is hot. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Tsurugaoka Hachimangū Shrine, wear:

Going to Taya Cavern? You'll need:

August

August for Kamakura can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Tsurugaoka Hachimangū Shrine, wear:

Going to Taya Cavern? You'll need:

September

September 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:

If you visit a temple, such as Tsurugaoka Hachimangū Shrine, wear:

Going to Taya Cavern? You'll need:

October

October in Kamakura is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) to high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Tsurugaoka Hachimangū Shrine, wear:

Going to Taya Cavern? You'll need:

November

November in Kamakura can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Tsurugaoka Hachimangū Shrine, wear:

Going to Taya Cavern? You'll need:

December

December here is cold. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Tsurugaoka Hachimangū Shrine, wear:

Going to Taya Cavern? You'll need:

Activities for Kamakura, Japan

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

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