Lake Biwa, Japan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Lake Biwa, Japan? If you're planning to go to Lake Biwa, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Lake Biwa, Japan

Based on the climate and weather in Lake Biwa, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

Important essentials for Lake Biwa, Japan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Lake Biwa, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly choice.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often get worn. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Lake Biwa, Japan by month

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January

January for Lake Biwa can be brisk, somewhat snowy, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows 5-10 days this month.

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February

If you go to Lake Biwa in February, you will notice that it is pretty cool, somewhat snowy, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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March

March here is cold, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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April

April for Lake Biwa can be chilly, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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May

Traveling to Lake Biwa in May, you will notice that it is mild, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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June

June in this region is a perfect temperature, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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July

In July, Lake Biwa is pretty consistently hot, extremely rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) and regularly jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Lake Biwa, with most of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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August

If you vacation in Lake Biwa during August, you are likely to notice that it is really hot, very rainy and very hazy. 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). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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September

September in Lake Biwa is a perfect temperature, very rainy and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

October for Lake Biwa is mild, very rainy and very hazy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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November

If you are traveling to Lake Biwa in November, you will notice that it is chilly, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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December

December in Lake Biwa can be brisk, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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Activities for Lake Biwa, Japan

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Lake Biwa.

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