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

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

When to go to Kanagawa, Japan

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

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

January

January here is cold. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket
  • Sweaters
  • Warm pants or jeans

February

February in Kanagawa can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you visit Kanagawa during March, you are likely to find that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you vacation in Kanagawa during April, you are likely to find that it is cool. 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).

Humidity is generally around 60 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Kanagawa is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

June

June in Kanagawa is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts or short pants

July

If you vacation in Kanagawa during July, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

August

If you visit Kanagawa during August, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally around 70 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Rain boots
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

September

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion

October

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Kanagawa is crisp. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in this region can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kanagawa, 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 Kanagawa
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing

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