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

This article contains affiliate links to Amazon and other vendors. We may earn commission from purchases made through these links.

Traveling to Matsushima, Japan? If you're planning to go to Matsushima, we've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

Contents

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 Matsushima, Japan

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

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly product.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear away. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in Matsushima is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

February

If you go to Matsushima in February, you will notice that it is cold. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

March

If you go to Matsushima in March, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

April

If you visit Matsushima during April, you may see that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

May

May in Matsushima is cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

June

June in this region is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

July

July in Matsushima is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

August

August in Matsushima is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

September

September in Matsushima is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

October

October in this region is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

November

November for Matsushima is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

December

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

What to wear/what to pack:

Activities for Matsushima, Japan

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

If you go to a temple, such as Zuigan-ji Temple, wear:

Check out our guides for these other locations: Handan, China, Umm Qasr, Iraq, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, United States of America, Guatemala, Guatemala, Circleville, Ohio, United States of America, Costa Verde, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Highlands, Czech Republic, Calbiga, Philippines, Kilis, Turkey, Katwijk, Netherlands, and Mae Hong Son, Thailand.