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

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

When to go to Shimane, Japan

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

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

January

January in Shimane is pretty cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Shimane can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you vacation in Shimane during March, you are likely to find that it is brisk.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Shimane is cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses

May

If you are traveling to Shimane in May, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece

June

June is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts

July

July in Shimane is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

August

If you go to Shimane in August, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts

September

September in Shimane is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear

October

October is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks

November

If you vacation in Shimane during November, you are likely to find that it is chilly.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans

December

Traveling to Shimane in December, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Shimane, 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 Shimane
  • Appropriate museum wear

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