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

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

When to go to Kutchan, Japan

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

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

January

In January, Kutchan can be extremely cold and extremely snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C).

This is also a rainy time for Kutchan, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February is frosty and extremely snowy. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows almost every day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to Kutchan in March, you will notice that it is very cold and extremely snowy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time and snow most days.

Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

In April, Kutchan is pretty cool and very 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 Kutchan, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 70%. Additionally, it is windy.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment

May

May here is chilly and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Kutchan is mild and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in this region is a perfect temperature and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you go to Kutchan in August, you will notice that it is warm and very rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

In September, Kutchan is balmy and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Kutchan, with most of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October for Kutchan can be chilly and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

In November, Kutchan is pretty cool, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Heavy jacket
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy socks
  • Umbrella
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof boots
  • Warm pants or jeans

December

December in Kutchan is frosty and extremely snowy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to low 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kutchan, 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 Kutchan

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