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

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

When to go to Kiso Valley, Japan

Based on the climate and weather in Kiso Valley, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Kiso Valley, Japan by month

January

In January, Kiso Valley can be very chilly and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Kiso Valley, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks
  • Sweaters
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy jacket
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment

February

February in Kiso Valley is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof coat
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks
  • Umbrella

March

If you vacation in Kiso Valley during March, you are likely to find that it is cold and somewhat rainy. 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 between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time and snow once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat

April

If you are traveling to Kiso Valley in April, you will notice that it is crisp and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

In May, Kiso Valley is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Kiso Valley, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Kiso Valley is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Kiso Valley, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you visit Kiso Valley during July, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. 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).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Kiso Valley is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and sometimes jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Kiso Valley, with several of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you go to Kiso Valley in September, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Kiso Valley is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Kiso Valley is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about a third of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Kiso Valley is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about a third of the time.

It also snows sometimes. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Kiso Valley, Japan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kiso Valley, 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 Kiso Valley
  • Appropriate museum wear

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