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

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:

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.

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

January

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

In April, Okinawa is consistently 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

In May, Okinawa is consistently 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 more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you vacation in Okinawa during July, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

Traveling to Okinawa in August, 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

In September, Okinawa is constantly 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

In October, Okinawa is consistently 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Okinawa can be sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

In December, 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in Okinawa

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