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

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Traveling to Kurashiki, Japan? If you're planning to go to Kurashiki, I have 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 Kurashiki, Japan

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

Important essentials for Kurashiki, Japan

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent option.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Kurashiki, Japan

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

If you go to Shimotsui Castle Ruins, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:

If you go to a temple, such as Entsuji Temple, wear:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Kurashiki.

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in Kurashiki is brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

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February

If you vacation in Kurashiki during February, you will probably find that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s 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 once in a while.

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March

If you are traveling to Kurashiki in March, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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April

April in Kurashiki is chilly. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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May

If you vacation in Kurashiki during May, you may find that it is balmy. 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). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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June

June in this region is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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July

July in Kurashiki is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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August

If you visit Kurashiki during August, you will probably find that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 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 sometimes.

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September

If you go to Kurashiki in September, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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October

October in Kurashiki is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) to low 60s F (low 20s C).

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November

If you vacation in Kurashiki during November, you might find that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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December

If you are traveling to Kurashiki in December, you will notice that it can be brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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