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

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Traveling to Kanazawa, Japan? If you're planning to go to Kanazawa, this article contains 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 Kanazawa, Japan

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

Important essentials for Kanazawa, Japan

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly product.


  • 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).


  • Travel insurance

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you are traveling to Kanazawa in January, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Ninja Temple, wear:

If you go to Kenroku-en Garden, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these

February

February in Kanazawa is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Ninja Temple, wear:

If you go to Kenroku-en Garden, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these

March

If you vacation in Kanazawa during March, you might find that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 60 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Ninja Temple, wear:

If you go to Kenroku-en Garden, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these

April

April here can be chilly. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Ninja Temple, wear:

If you go to Kenroku-en Garden, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these

May

May in Kanazawa is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Ninja Temple, wear:

If you go to Kenroku-en Garden, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these

June

Traveling to Kanazawa in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Ninja Temple, wear:

If you go to Kenroku-en Garden, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these

July

If you are traveling to Kanazawa in July, 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:

If you check out a temple, such as Ninja Temple, wear:

If you go to Kenroku-en Garden, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these

August

If you visit Kanazawa during August, you will probably see that it can be sweltering. 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 between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Ninja Temple, wear:

If you go to Kenroku-en Garden, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these

September

September in Kanazawa is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Ninja Temple, wear:

If you go to Kenroku-en Garden, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these

October

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

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Ninja Temple, wear:

If you go to Kenroku-en Garden, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these

November

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

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Ninja Temple, wear:

If you go to Kenroku-en Garden, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these

December

If you visit Kanazawa during December, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Ninja Temple, wear:

If you go to Kenroku-en Garden, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these

Activities for Kanazawa, Japan

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

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