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

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

When to go to Shimonoseki, Japan

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

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

January

January for Shimonoseki can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

Traveling to Shimonoseki in February, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you visit Shimonoseki during March, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you visit Shimonoseki during April, you are likely to find that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you vacation in Shimonoseki during May, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Shimonoseki is a perfect temperature 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 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts

August

If you visit Shimonoseki during August, you are likely to find that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts

September

In September, Shimonoseki is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Shimonoseki, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Shimonoseki is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) to low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Shimonoseki is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Shimonoseki is cold. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Shimonoseki, 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 Shimonoseki
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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