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

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

When to go to Kusatsu, Japan

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

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

January

January here is very cold. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • Umbrella
  • Sweaters
  • Insulated boots
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Very heavy socks
  • Fleeces

February

February in Kusatsu is frigid. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Insulated boots
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • Very heavy socks
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Umbrella
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Rain coat
  • Pajamas, such as sweats

March

March here is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Heavy jacket
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage

April

Traveling to Kusatsu in April, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Kusatsu is 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you visit Kusatsu during June, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July for Kusatsu is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August for Kusatsu is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you go to Kusatsu in September, 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
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear

October

Traveling to Kusatsu in October, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Kusatsu is pretty cool. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Kusatsu is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy socks
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Heavy jacket
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sweaters

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

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

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