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

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Traveling to Nagoya, Japan? If you're planning to go to Nagoya, below 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 Nagoya, Japan

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

Important essentials for Nagoya, Japan

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly choice.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear out. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • 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).

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb value.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in Nagoya can be brisk, somewhat snowy, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

February

If you visit Nagoya during February, you are likely to see that it is cold, somewhat snowy, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. 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 C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time and snow a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

March

Traveling to Nagoya in March, you will notice that it can be very chilly, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

April

If you vacation in Nagoya during April, you may notice that it is relatively cool, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

May

May in Nagoya is warm, very rainy and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

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June

June in this region is warm, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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July

If you vacation in Nagoya during July, you will probably notice that it can be sweltering, extremely rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

August

If you vacation in Nagoya during August, you are likely to notice that it is really hot, very rainy and very hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

September

In September, Nagoya is hot, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Nagoya, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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October

If you are traveling to Nagoya in October, you will notice that it is balmy, very rainy and very hazy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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November

November in Nagoya is cool, somewhat rainy and very hazy. 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

December

If you go to Nagoya in December, you will notice that it can be brisk, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Activities for Nagoya, Japan

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

If you go to Shirotori Garden, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

If you see a temple, such as Atsuta Shrine, wear:

If you visit the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Nagoya Castle, take:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you can carry your stuff.

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