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

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

When to go to Minamata, Japan

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

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

January

January in Minamata can be brisk. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to low 50s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March is crisp. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Minamata is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you vacation in Minamata during July, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain boots
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts

August

August in this region can be very hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain boots
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

September

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

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain boots
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

October

October for Minamata is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Minamata can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you visit Minamata during December, you are likely to find that it is crisp. 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).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Minamata, 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 Minamata
  • Appropriate museum wear

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