Shikotsu-Toya National Park, Japan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

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.

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

January

January in Shikotsu-Toya National Park is very cold and extremely snowy. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in this region is frosty and extremely snowy. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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 5-10 days this month and snow most days.

Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you visit Shikotsu-Toya National Park during April, you are likely to find that it is brisk and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 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 about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Shikotsu-Toya National Park can be chilly and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Shikotsu-Toya National Park is balmy and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s 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 June, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July here is warm and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you visit Shikotsu-Toya National Park during August, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and very rainy. 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).

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:

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

September

Traveling to Shikotsu-Toya National Park in September, you will notice that it is mild and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Shikotsu-Toya National Park is crisp and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November here is pretty cool, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Shikotsu-Toya National Park in December, you will notice that it is very cold and extremely snowy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow almost every day of the month.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in Shikotsu-Toya National Park

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