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

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

When to go to Obanazawa, Japan

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

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

January

Traveling to Obanazawa in January, you will notice that it is very cold, extremely snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow most days. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Gloves or mittens

February

February in Obanazawa is freezing, very snowy and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy socks
  • Sweaters
  • Umbrella
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Heavy jacket
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat

March

March in Obanazawa can be very chilly, somewhat snowy and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

It also snows about half of the time. 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:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof boots
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks

April

April in Obanazawa is crisp and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

In May, Obanazawa is balmy and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) and regularly jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Obanazawa, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you vacation in Obanazawa during June, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

Traveling to Obanazawa in July, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you visit Obanazawa during August, you are likely to find that it is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 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. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit Obanazawa during September, you are likely to find that it is warm and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s 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:

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

October

October in Obanazawa is crisp and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Obanazawa is cold and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Obanazawa is brisk, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains most days and snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Obanazawa, Japan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Obanazawa, 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 Obanazawa
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing

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