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

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Traveling to Sapporo, Japan? If you're planning to go to Sapporo, below is 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 Sapporo, Japan

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

Important essentials for Sapporo, Japan

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent choice.


  • 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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Activities for Sapporo, Japan

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

We also recommend these top tours in and around Sapporo.

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

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    January

    January in Sapporo is frosty and extremely snowy. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows almost every day of the month.

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    February

    February in Sapporo can be extremely cold and extremely snowy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to low 30s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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    March

    March for Sapporo is frigid and extremely snowy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows almost every day of the month.

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    April

    If you visit Sapporo during April, you are likely to see that it can be very chilly and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time and snow 5-10 days this month.

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    May

    If you vacation in Sapporo during May, you will probably see that it is chilly and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

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    June

    June in Sapporo is mild and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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    July

    If you vacation in Sapporo during July, you will probably notice that it is a perfect temperature and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 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. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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    August

    August in Sapporo is a perfect temperature and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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    September

    September in Sapporo is mild and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) to low 60s F (low 20s C).

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    October

    October in Sapporo is cool and extremely rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain most days. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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    November

    In November, Sapporo is pretty cool, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Sapporo, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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    December

    December in Sapporo is frosty and extremely snowy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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