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

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

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.

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

January

If you visit Nagoya during January, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly, 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 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in this region can be brisk, somewhat snowy, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

It rains about half of the time and snows a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March for Nagoya is pretty cool, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Nagoya can be chilly, very rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Nagoya is a perfect temperature, 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Nagoya is constantly hot, extremely rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Nagoya, with most of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Nagoya is extremely hot, very rainy and very hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you are traveling to Nagoya in September, you will notice that it is extremely warm, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Nagoya is balmy, very rainy and very hazy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you visit Nagoya during November, you are likely to find that it is cool, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 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 half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Nagoya is brisk, somewhat rainy and very hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in Nagoya
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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