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

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

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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 Rishiri Island, Japan

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

Important essentials for Rishiri Island, Japan

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

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


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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

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January

If you are traveling to Rishiri Island in January, you will notice that it is unbearably cold. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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February

Traveling to Rishiri Island in February, you will notice that it is beyond freezing. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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March

March in Rishiri Island is freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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April

April here is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

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May

If you are traveling to Rishiri Island in May, you will notice that it is cold. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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June

If you visit Rishiri Island during June, you may notice that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

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July

If you vacation in Rishiri Island during July, you might find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

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August

If you vacation in Rishiri Island during August, you may see that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

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September

September is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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October

October in Rishiri Island can be brisk. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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November

November in Rishiri Island is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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December

December in Rishiri Island can be extremely cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C).

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