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

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

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.

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

January

January in Shimoda is pretty cool and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

Traveling to Shimoda in February, you will notice that it can be brisk and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Shimoda can be very chilly 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 almost every day of the month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

In April, Shimoda is cool, extremely rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) and regularly jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Shimoda, with most of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June here is mild, very rainy and somewhat hazy. 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:

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

July

If you are traveling to Shimoda in July, you will notice that it is warm, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you visit Shimoda during August, you are likely to find that it is hot, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

In September, Shimoda is warm, extremely rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Shimoda, with most of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you are 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you visit Shimoda during November, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Shimoda can be chilly, very rainy and somewhat hazy. 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 about two thirds of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in Shimoda
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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