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

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

When to go to Okinawa Island, Japan

Based on the climate and weather in Okinawa Island, the best time to go is April. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Okinawa Island, Japan by month

January

January in Okinawa Island is chilly and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you go to Okinawa Island in February, you will notice that it is balmy and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March for Okinawa Island is balmy and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains almost every day of the month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

In April, Okinawa Island is warm and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) and regularly jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

Traveling to Okinawa Island in May, you will notice that it is warm and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain nearly every day this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Okinawa Island is hot and extremely rainy. 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:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

July

July in Okinawa Island can be very hot and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts

August

In August, Okinawa Island can be sweltering and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Okinawa Island, with most of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts

September

In September, Okinawa Island is really hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) and regularly 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 Okinawa Island, with most of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts

October

October in Okinawa Island is extremely warm and extremely rainy. 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:

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

November

If you are traveling to Okinawa Island in November, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain almost every day of the month.

Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Okinawa Island in December, you will notice that it is mild and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain almost every day. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Okinawa Island, Japan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Okinawa Island, 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 Okinawa Island
  • Appropriate museum wear

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