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

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

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.

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

January

January for Shirakawa is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy jacket

February

Traveling to Shirakawa in February, you will notice that it can be brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket

March

March in Shirakawa can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces

April

April for Shirakawa is chilly. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear

May

May in Shirakawa is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses

June

June in Shirakawa is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat

July

July for Shirakawa is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain boots
  • Skirts

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Rain boots
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts

September

Traveling to Shirakawa in September, you will notice that it is warm. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

October

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans

November

November in Shirakawa is brisk. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear

December

December for Shirakawa is brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy jacket

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

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

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