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

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

When to go to Matsumae, Japan

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

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

January

If you are traveling to Matsumae in January, you will notice that it is frigid. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks

February

February in Matsumae is freezing. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans

March

March for Matsumae is cold. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks

April

Traveling to Matsumae in April, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

Traveling to Matsumae in May, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece

June

June here can be chilly. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans

July

If you go to Matsumae in July, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses

August

Traveling to Matsumae in August, you will notice that it is warm. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants

September

If you visit Matsumae during September, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks

October

If you vacation in Matsumae during October, you are likely to find that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

November

November in this region is cold. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Matsumae is very cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters

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

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

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