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

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Traveling to Shirakawa, Japan? If you're planning to go to Shirakawa, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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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 Shirakawa, Japan

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

Important essentials for Shirakawa, Japan

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

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

General health necessities

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

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January

January can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

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February

February in Shirakawa is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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March

March in Shirakawa is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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April

If you vacation in Shirakawa during April, you may see that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 50 during the day.

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May

May in Shirakawa is mild. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

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June

If you are traveling to Shirakawa in June, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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July

If you vacation in Shirakawa during July, you will probably see that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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August

August for Shirakawa is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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September

If you visit Shirakawa during September, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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October

If you are traveling to Shirakawa in October, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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November

November in Shirakawa can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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December

December in this region can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

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Activities for Shirakawa, Japan

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

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