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

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

When to go to Monbetsu, Japan

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

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

January

January for Monbetsu is unbearably cold and extremely snowy. Temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Scarf
  • Very heavy socks
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof coat
  • Umbrella
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof boots
  • Insulated boots

February

February for Monbetsu is beyond freezing and very snowy. Temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Sweaters
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Umbrella
  • Gloves
  • Fleeces
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Insulated boots
  • Scarf
  • Very heavy socks
  • Waterproof coat

March

In March, Monbetsu is frigid and very snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Monbetsu, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in this region is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

In May, Monbetsu can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) and sometimes jump into the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Monbetsu, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Monbetsu is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

Traveling to Monbetsu in July, you will notice that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August for Monbetsu is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

In September, Monbetsu is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Monbetsu, with several of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Monbetsu in October, you will notice that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

In November, Monbetsu is pretty cool, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Monbetsu, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Monbetsu in December, you will notice that it is freezing and very snowy. Expect it to snow about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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