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

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

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.

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

January

If you are traveling to Kurashiki in January, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Kurashiki is brisk. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

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

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you go to Kurashiki in April, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Kurashiki is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you are traveling to Kurashiki in July, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you visit Kurashiki during August, you are likely to find that it is consistently 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 occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you vacation in Kurashiki during September, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm. 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 about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Kurashiki in October, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Kurashiki can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Kurashiki is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in Kurashiki
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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