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

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

When to go to Kanto, Japan

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

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

January

January in Kanto can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

Traveling to Kanto in February, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Kanto is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Kanto is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you vacation in Kanto 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 low 50s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you vacation in Kanto 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 high 60s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit Kanto during September, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Kanto in October, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you vacation in Kanto during November, you are likely to find that it can be chilly.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you vacation in Kanto during December, you are likely to 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 low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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