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

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

When to go to Saitama, Japan

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

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

January

January for Saitama can be brisk and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces

February

If you vacation in Saitama during February, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally around 50 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof coat
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat

March

March in Saitama can be very chilly, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear

April

April in Saitama can be chilly, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece

May

May in Saitama is balmy, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat

June

June here is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants

July

In July, Saitama is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Saitama, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts

August

If you visit Saitama during August, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts

September

In September, Saitama is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Saitama, with several of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Sandals

October

If you visit Saitama during October, you are likely to find that it is mild, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses

November

Traveling to Saitama in November, you will notice that it can be chilly, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses

December

Traveling to Saitama in December, you will notice that it is brisk and very hazy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Saitama, Japan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Saitama, 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 Saitama
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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