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

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

When to go to Nagano, Japan

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

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

January

January in Nagano is cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February for Nagano is cold. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March here can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Nagano can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May for Nagano is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you go to Nagano in July, you will notice that it is extremely warm. 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:

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

August

August here is really hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Nagano is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Nagano is crisp. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you visit Nagano during November, you are likely to find that it is pretty 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December for Nagano can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Nagano, 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 Nagano
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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