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

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

When to go to Kumano, Japan

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

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

January

January here is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you vacation in Kumano during February, you are likely to find that it can be brisk 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 occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

In March, Kumano is chilly and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you vacation in Kumano during May, you are likely to find that it is balmy and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s 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:

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

June

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

This is also a rainy time for Kumano, 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:

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

July

If you go to Kumano in July, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Kumano is extremely warm and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Kumano is warm and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October for Kumano is mild and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Kumano is chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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

December

In December, Kumano is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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