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

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Traveling to Otsu, Japan? If you're planning to go to Otsu, 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 Otsu, Japan

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

Important essentials for Otsu, Japan

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great value.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Otsu, Japan

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

If you go to a temple, such as Enryakuji Temple, wear:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Otsu.

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

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January

January in Otsu can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain sometimes.

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February

If you vacation in Otsu during February, you will probably find that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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March

March in Otsu is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain once in a while.

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April

April in Otsu is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

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May

May in Otsu is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to 70s F (mid 20s C).

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June

If you visit Otsu during June, you might see 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 low 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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July

July in Otsu can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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August

August in Otsu can be very hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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September

If you are traveling to Otsu in September, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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October

October in Otsu 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

November in Otsu is chilly. 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).

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December

December in Otsu is brisk. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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