Shikotsu-Toya National Park, Japan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Shikotsu-Toya National Park, Japan? If you're planning to go to Shikotsu-Toya National Park, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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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 Shikotsu-Toya National Park, Japan

Based on the climate and weather in Shikotsu-Toya National Park, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Shikotsu-Toya National Park, Japan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Shikotsu-Toya National Park, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly choice.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently become worn. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • 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).

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Shikotsu-Toya National Park, Japan by month

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January

January in Shikotsu-Toya National Park can be extremely cold and extremely snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C), with a few days below 5 F (10+ below zero C). It snows nearly every day this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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February

February in Shikotsu-Toya National Park can be extremely cold and extremely snowy. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows most days.

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March

If you are traveling to Shikotsu-Toya National Park in March, you will notice that it is frosty and extremely snowy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time and snow most days. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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April

In April, Shikotsu-Toya National Park can be brisk and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Shikotsu-Toya National Park, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 70%. Additionally, it is windy.

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May

Traveling to Shikotsu-Toya National Park 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).

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June

June in Shikotsu-Toya National Park is mild and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to high 60s F (low 20s C).

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July

July in Shikotsu-Toya National Park is a perfect temperature and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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August

August in Shikotsu-Toya National Park 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

September in Shikotsu-Toya National Park is mild and extremely rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s 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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October

October in Shikotsu-Toya National Park is crisp and extremely rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s 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, Shikotsu-Toya National Park is cold, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Shikotsu-Toya National Park, 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 in Shikotsu-Toya National Park is frosty and extremely snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s 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.

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Activities for Shikotsu-Toya National Park, Japan

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Shikotsu-Toya National Park.

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