Kanazawa, Japan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2021]

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Traveling to Kanazawa, Japan? If you're planning to go to Kanazawa, this is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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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 esssentials 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.

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

January

If you are traveling to Kanazawa in January, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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February

February in Kanazawa can be very chilly. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) to low 40s F (single digits C).

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March

If you vacation in Kanazawa during March, you might notice that it is pretty cool. 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.

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April

April for Kanazawa is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

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May

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

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June

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

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July

July in Kanazawa is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

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August

If you vacation in Kanazawa during August, you will probably see 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 between 60 and 70% during the day.

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September

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

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October

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

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November

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • A durable rain poncho to wear over your coat can be a lifesaver by protecting your nice jacket. We like this one.
  • rainy weather makes rubber rain boots a must; these boots work well for stormy weather:
  • An umbrella this one #random{{designed|made|built} for stormy weather.
  • A waterproof luggage cover so your stuff don't get wet. Even the finest luggage can let moisture in. We recommend: this one

December

Traveling to Kanazawa in December, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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