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

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

When to go to Matsushima, Japan

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

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

January

January in Matsushima is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February for Matsushima can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to Matsushima in March, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

Traveling to Matsushima in April, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you visit Matsushima during May, you are likely to find that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Matsushima is mild and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July here is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August here is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Matsushima is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Matsushima is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C). It tends to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you go to Matsushima in December, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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