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

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

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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 Mount Hiei, Japan

Based on the climate and weather in Mount Hiei, the best time to go is May. See below for details.

Important essentials for Mount Hiei, Japan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Mount Hiei, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

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General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Mount Hiei, Japan by month

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January

If you vacation in Mount Hiei during January, you will probably find that it is pretty cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Kokuhoden Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

Traveling to Mount Hiei in February, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Kokuhoden Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March for Mount Hiei is chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Kokuhoden Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

Traveling to Mount Hiei in April, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Kokuhoden Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May in this region is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Kokuhoden Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

June in Mount Hiei is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Kokuhoden Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you go to Mount Hiei in July, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Kokuhoden Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

August in Mount Hiei is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Kokuhoden Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September in Mount Hiei is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Kokuhoden Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

Traveling to Mount Hiei in October, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Kokuhoden Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November in Mount Hiei is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Kokuhoden Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

If you visit Mount Hiei during December, you will probably notice that it is brisk. 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Kokuhoden Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Mount Hiei, Japan

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

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