Shakotan, Japan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2021]

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Traveling to Shakotan, Japan? If you're planning to go to Shakotan, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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When to go to Shakotan, Japan

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

Important esssentials for Shakotan, Japan

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

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

January

January here is very cold and extremely snowy. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows nearly every day this month.

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February

If you go to Shakotan in February, you will notice that it is frosty and extremely snowy. Expect it to snow almost every day of the month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

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March

March can be brisk and extremely snowy. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows nearly every day this month.

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April

If you visit Shakotan during April, you may 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

May in Shakotan is crisp and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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June

Traveling to Shakotan in June, you will notice that it is mild and very rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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July

July in Shakotan is warm and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

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August

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

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September

In September, Shakotan is mild and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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

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October

October in Shakotan is chilly and extremely rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 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, Shakotan can be very chilly, 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 Shakotan, 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 is freezing and extremely snowy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time and snows almost every day of the month.

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