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

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

When to go to Kamikochi, Japan

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

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

January

January in Kamikochi is brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters
  • Rain coat
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Heavy jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Cold weather footwear

February

February in Kamikochi can be brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Heavy socks
  • Rain coat
  • Heavy jacket
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Gloves or mittens

March

If you go to Kamikochi in March, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy jacket
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks
  • Rain coat

April

Traveling to Kamikochi in April, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you vacation in Kamikochi during May, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s 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 occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you vacation in Kamikochi during June, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Kamikochi is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Kamikochi is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Kamikochi is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

Traveling to Kamikochi in November, you will notice that it is cold. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

Traveling to Kamikochi in December, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks

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

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

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