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

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

When to go to Kyushu, Japan

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

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

January

January in Kyushu is frosty. 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:

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

February

February in Kyushu is frigid. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to Kyushu in March, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Kyushu is cold. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Kyushu is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you visit Kyushu during June, you are likely to find that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s 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 regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Kyushu is balmy and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

August

August in Kyushu is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants

September

September in Kyushu is balmy. 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:

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

October

October in Kyushu is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Kyushu is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Kyushu can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kyushu, 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 Kyushu
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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