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

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Traveling to Niigata, Japan? If you're planning to go to Niigata, I have 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 Niigata, Japan

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

Important essentials for Niigata, Japan

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great one.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Niigata, Japan

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

We also recommend these top tours in and around Niigata.

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

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    January

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

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    February

    If you vacation in Niigata during February, you may notice that it is brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 30s 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 60 and 70% during the day.

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    March

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

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    April

    If you are traveling to Niigata in April, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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    May

    May in Niigata is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

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    June

    Traveling to Niigata in June, you will notice that it is warm. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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    July

    July in Niigata is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

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    August

    August here is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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    September

    If you visit Niigata during September, you will probably notice that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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    October

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

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    November

    If you vacation in Niigata during November, you may see that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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    December

    If you go to Niigata in December, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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