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

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Traveling to Okinawa, Japan? If you're planning to go to Okinawa, here 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 Okinawa, Japan

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

Important essentials for Okinawa, Japan

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly product.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Travel insurance

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  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often get worn. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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

General health necessities

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

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January

January is really hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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February

February in Okinawa is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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March

March for Okinawa can be very hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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April

In April, Okinawa can be very hot. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Okinawa, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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May

May in Okinawa is really hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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June

In June, Okinawa is consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) and regularly jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Okinawa, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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July

July in Okinawa is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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August

If you go to Okinawa in August, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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September

If you are traveling to Okinawa in September, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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October

In October, Okinawa is extremely hot. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Okinawa, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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November

In November, Okinawa can be sweltering. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Okinawa, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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December

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

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Activities for Okinawa, Japan

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

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