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

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

When to go to Matsue, Japan

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

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

January

Traveling to Matsue in January, you will notice that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Matsue is cold and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Matsue can be very chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to low 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Matsue can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to Matsue in May, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you visit Matsue during June, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July for Matsue is hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses

August

If you vacation in Matsue during August, you are likely to find that it is really hot. 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).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts

September

If you vacation in Matsue during September, you are likely to find that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you are traveling to Matsue in October, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you go to Matsue in November, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you visit Matsue during December, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Matsue, 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 Matsue
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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