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

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

When to go to Sekigahara, Japan

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

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

January

If you are traveling to Sekigahara in January, you will notice that it is unbearably cold, somewhat snowy, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow 5-10 days this month.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof boots
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Sweaters
  • Fleeces
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Waterproof coat
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Insulated boots
  • Very heavy socks

February

In February, Sekigahara is unbearably cold, somewhat snowy, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Sekigahara, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Waterproof coat
  • Insulated boots
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Waterproof boots
  • Very heavy socks
  • Sweaters
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Gloves
  • Scarf

March

In March, Sekigahara can be extremely cold, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Sekigahara, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof coat
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Warm pants or jeans

April

April in Sekigahara can be brisk, very rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you vacation in Sekigahara during May, you are likely to find that it is brisk, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s 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 two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in this region can be chilly, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Sekigahara is balmy, extremely rainy and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you visit Sekigahara during August, you are likely to find that it is balmy, very rainy and very hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you vacation in Sekigahara during September, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 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 most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

In October, Sekigahara is cold, very rainy and very hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Sekigahara, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

In November, Sekigahara can be very chilly, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) and once in a while jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Sekigahara, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Sekigahara can be extremely cold, somewhat rainy and very hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 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:

  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat
  • Heavy jacket

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Sekigahara, 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 Sekigahara
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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