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

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Traveling to Shimoda, Japan? If you're planning to go to Shimoda, I'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 Shimoda, Japan

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

Important essentials for Shimoda, Japan

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Shimoda, Japan

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

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

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January

In January, Shimoda can be very chilly and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Shimoda, with most of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

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February

February in Shimoda is cold and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains most days.

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March

March in Shimoda is brisk and extremely rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C). It tends to rain nearly every day this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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April

April in Shimoda is crisp, extremely rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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May

If you are traveling to Shimoda in May, you will notice that it is balmy, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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June

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

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July

July for Shimoda is warm, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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August

Traveling to Shimoda in August, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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September

September in Shimoda is warm, extremely rainy and somewhat hazy. 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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October

Traveling to Shimoda in October, you will notice that it is balmy, extremely rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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November

In November, Shimoda is chilly, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) and once in a while jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Shimoda, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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December

If you are traveling to Shimoda in December, you will notice that it is relatively cool, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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