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

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

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.

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

January

January in Niigata can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you go to Niigata in February, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you vacation in Niigata during March, you are likely to find that it can be brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you vacation in Niigata during April, you are likely to find that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

May

Traveling to Niigata in May, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts

June

June in Niigata is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts

July

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts

September

If you vacation in Niigata during September, you are likely to find that it is warm. 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

October

If you visit Niigata during October, you are likely to find that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear

November

If you are traveling to Niigata in November, you will notice that it can be chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts

December

If you visit Niigata during December, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in Niigata
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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