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

Traveling to Karatsu, Japan? If you're planning to go to Karatsu, here is 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 Karatsu, Japan

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

Important essentials for Karatsu, Japan

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly product.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear out. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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

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January

January for Karatsu is pretty cool and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains most days and snows about a third of the time.

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February

February in Karatsu can be brisk and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. It also snows about a third of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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March

If you go to Karatsu in March, you will notice that it is crisp and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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April

If you go to Karatsu in April, you will notice that it is mild and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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May

May is a perfect temperature and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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June

June in Karatsu is pretty consistently hot and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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July

July in Karatsu is really hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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August

August in Karatsu can be sweltering and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to low 80s F (low 30s C).

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September

September in Karatsu is extremely warm and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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October

If you visit Karatsu during October, you will probably see that it is warm and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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November

November here is chilly and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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December

December in Karatsu is pretty cool and extremely rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain most days. It also snows sometimes. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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Activities for Karatsu, Japan

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

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