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

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Traveling to Shimonoseki, Japan? If you're planning to go to Shimonoseki, this is 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 Shimonoseki, Japan

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

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear away. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly choice.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent option.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

January in Shimonoseki can be brisk. 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), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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February

February in Shimonoseki is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time.

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March

March in this region is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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April

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

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May

If you go to Shimonoseki in May, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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June

If you vacation in Shimonoseki during June, you are likely to see that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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July

July here is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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August

If you vacation in Shimonoseki during August, you are likely to notice that it is extremely 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 5-10 days this month.

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September

If you visit Shimonoseki during September, you may find that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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October

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

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November

November here is chilly. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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December

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

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Activities for Shimonoseki, Japan

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

If you go to Chofu Garden, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you visit the Shimonoseki City Art Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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