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

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Traveling to Matsumoto, Japan? If you're planning to go to Matsumoto, here 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 Matsumoto, Japan

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

Important essentials for Matsumoto, Japan

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly product.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • A vaccine card protector

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General health necessities

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

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January

January in Matsumoto can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you plan to visit Uchibuse River French Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

February

If you go to Matsumoto in February, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you plan to visit Uchibuse River French Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

March

March in Matsumoto is cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) to high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you plan to visit Uchibuse River French Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

April

April in Matsumoto is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you plan to visit Uchibuse River French Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

May

May in Matsumoto is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you plan to visit Uchibuse River French Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

June

June here is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you plan to visit Uchibuse River French Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

July

Traveling to Matsumoto in July, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you plan to visit Uchibuse River French Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

August

August in this region is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you plan to visit Uchibuse River French Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

September

If you visit Matsumoto during September, you might see that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you plan to visit Uchibuse River French Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

October

October for Matsumoto is crisp. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you plan to visit Uchibuse River French Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

November

November in Matsumoto can be very chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you plan to visit Uchibuse River French Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

December

December in Matsumoto can be brisk. 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:

If you visit the Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you plan to visit Uchibuse River French Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Activities for Matsumoto, Japan

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

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