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

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

When to go to Shima, Japan

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

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

January

If you visit Shima during January, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool. 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).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you are traveling to Shima in February, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March for Shima is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Shima is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May here is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Shima is warm and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts

July

July in Shima is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts

August

August here is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals

September

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat

October

If you go to Shima in October, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Shima is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

Traveling to Shima in December, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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