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

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

When to go to Kushiro, Japan

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

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

January

January in Kushiro is frosty and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 5 F (10+ below zero C).

It snows about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you are traveling to Kushiro in February, you will notice that it is freezing and somewhat snowy. Expect it to snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

In March, Kushiro is frigid and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Kushiro, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you go to Kushiro in April, you will notice that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Kushiro can be brisk and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 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 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Kushiro can be chilly and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Kushiro, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July for Kushiro can be chilly and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 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
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage

August

If you are traveling to Kushiro in August, you will notice that it is mild and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you go to Kushiro in September, you will notice that it is crisp and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Kushiro in October, you will notice that it is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

In November, Kushiro is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Kushiro, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December here is freezing and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains occasionally and snows regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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