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

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

When to go to Shibetsu, Japan

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

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

January

January in Shibetsu can be dangerously cold and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Coveralls
  • Thick pajamas
  • Neck gaiter
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Insulated boots
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Waterproof coat
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • High performance gloves
  • Extreme cold weather gear

February

If you are traveling to Shibetsu in February, you will notice that it is biting cold. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Shibetsu is frosty. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you go to Shibetsu in April, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Shibetsu is crisp. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

Traveling to Shibetsu in June, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you visit Shibetsu during July, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Shibetsu is a perfect temperature. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Shibetsu, with a few of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

In September, Shibetsu is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Shibetsu, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

In October, Shibetsu is cool. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Shibetsu, with a few of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

Traveling to Shibetsu in November, you will notice that it can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Shibetsu is frosty and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Shibetsu, 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 Shibetsu

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