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

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

When to go to Kitakyushu, Japan

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

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

January

January in Kitakyushu is cold, somewhat snowy and very 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 about a third of the time. 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:

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

February

February in Kitakyushu is pretty cool and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about two thirds of the time.

It also snows regularly. 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:

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

March

If you visit Kitakyushu during March, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April here is relatively cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

In May, Kitakyushu is mild and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Kitakyushu, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

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

This is also a rainy time for Kitakyushu, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear

July

July here is hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts

August

If you vacation in Kitakyushu during August, you are likely to find that it is hot and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts

September

September here is warm and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals

October

In October, Kitakyushu is balmy and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Kitakyushu, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you go to Kitakyushu in November, you will notice that it is crisp and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Kitakyushu in December, you will notice that it can be very chilly and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days and snow occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kitakyushu, 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 Kitakyushu
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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