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

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

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.

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

January

In January, Shakotan is frosty and extremely snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Shakotan, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March here is cold and extremely snowy. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time and snows almost every day of the month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

In April, Shakotan can be brisk and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s 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 April, humidity reaches as high as 70%. Additionally, it is windy.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

Traveling to Shakotan in May, you will notice that it is chilly and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

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

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you vacation in Shakotan during July, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Shakotan in October, you will notice that it is chilly and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

In November, Shakotan can be brisk, 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%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Shakotan is frigid and extremely snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time.

It also snows almost every day. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in Shakotan

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