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

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

When to go to Kumamoto, Japan

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

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

January

If you visit Kumamoto during January, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly. 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).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you go to Kumamoto in February, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Kumamoto is crisp. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

Traveling to Kumamoto in April, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May here is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you are traveling to Kumamoto in June, you will notice that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Kumamoto is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you visit Kumamoto during August, you are likely to find that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s 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:

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

September

If you visit Kumamoto during September, 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 60s F (high 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Kumamoto is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Kumamoto can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you vacation in Kumamoto during December, you are likely to find that it is brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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