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

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Traveling to Osaka, Japan? If you're planning to go to Osaka, I've got 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 Osaka, Japan

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

Important essentials for Osaka, Japan

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

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  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

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General health necessities

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

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January

In January, Osaka is brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Osaka, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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February

February can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows about half of the time.

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March

If you vacation in Osaka during March, you will probably find that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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April

April in Osaka is crisp. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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May

If you go to Osaka in May, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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June

In June, Osaka is hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Osaka, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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July

If you visit Osaka during July, you are likely to find that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s 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.

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August

August for Osaka is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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September

In September, Osaka is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and occasionally jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Osaka, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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October

October in Osaka is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

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November

If you are traveling to Osaka in November, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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December

In December, Osaka is brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Osaka, with several of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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Activities for Osaka, Japan

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

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