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

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Traveling to Shikoku, Japan? If you're planning to go to Shikoku, we've got 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 Shikoku, Japan

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

Important essentials for Shikoku, Japan

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

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  • Travel insurance

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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

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January

January in this region is cold and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains almost every day and snows occasionally.

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February

If you vacation in Shikoku during February, you may see that it can be brisk and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

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March

If you go to Shikoku in March, 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).

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April

April here is balmy and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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May

If you visit Shikoku during May, you will probably see that it is mild and extremely 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 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

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June

If you visit Shikoku during June, you are likely to see that it is warm and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

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July

If you visit Shikoku during July, you may see that it is extremely warm and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

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August

If you visit Shikoku during August, you might find that it is consistently hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

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September

In September, Shikoku is pretty consistently hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Shikoku, with most of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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October

In October, Shikoku is a perfect temperature and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Shikoku, with most of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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November

November in Shikoku can be chilly and extremely rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C). It tends to rain almost every day. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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December

December in Shikoku is relatively cool and extremely rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain nearly every day this month. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

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Activities for Shikoku, Japan

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

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