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

Traveling to Nagano, Japan? If you're planning to go to Nagano, we've got 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 Nagano, Japan

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

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often get worn. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.

General health necessities

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

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January

January for Nagano can be brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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February

February in this region can be brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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March

Traveling to Nagano in March, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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April

April in Nagano is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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May

May in Nagano is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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June

If you go to Nagano in June, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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July

July in Nagano is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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August

If you go to Nagano in August, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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September

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

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October

October is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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November

November in Nagano can be very chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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December

If you go to Nagano in December, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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Activities for Nagano, Japan

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

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