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

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

When to go to Matsuyama, Japan

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

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

January

January in Matsuyama is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Matsuyama can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you visit Matsuyama during March, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s 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 sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you are traveling to Matsuyama in April, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Matsuyama is warm and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you visit Matsuyama during July, you are likely to find that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you visit Matsuyama during August, you are likely to find that it is extremely 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 sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you are traveling to Matsuyama in September, you will notice that it is hot. 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:

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

October

October for Matsuyama is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Matsuyama is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you go to Matsuyama in December, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Matsuyama, 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 Matsuyama
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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