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

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Traveling to Nara, Japan? If you're planning to go to Nara, the following 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 Nara, Japan

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

Important essentials for Nara, Japan

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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


  • Travel insurance

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


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly choice.

General health necessities

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

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January

January in this region can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows once in a while.

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February

In February, Nara is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Nara, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

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March

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

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April

If you vacation in Nara during April, you might find that it is crisp and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits 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.

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May

In May, Nara is balmy and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Nara, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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June

In June, Nara is warm and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Nara, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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July

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

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August

If you are traveling to Nara in August, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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September

Traveling to Nara in September, you will notice that it is warm and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

In October, Nara is balmy and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Nara, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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November

November in Nara is chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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December

December here is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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Activities for Nara, Japan

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

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