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

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:

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.

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

January

January in Mount Hiei is pretty cool. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you are traveling to Mount Hiei in February, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you vacation in Mount Hiei during March, you are likely to find that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in this region is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you vacation in Mount Hiei during June, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you are traveling to Mount Hiei in July, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Mount Hiei is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you vacation in Mount Hiei during October, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s 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
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat

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 sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Mount Hiei is cold. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in Mount Hiei
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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