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

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

When to go to Shizuoka, Japan

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

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

January

In January, Shizuoka is brisk and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Shizuoka, with most of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in this region can be very chilly and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

In March, Shizuoka is cool and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Shizuoka, with most of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

In April, Shizuoka is mild, extremely rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

Traveling to Shizuoka in May, you will notice that it is mild, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June is warm, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Shizuoka is extremely warm, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) and occasionally jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Shizuoka, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

Traveling to Shizuoka in August, you will notice that it is constantly hot, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

In September, Shizuoka is pretty consistently hot, extremely rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Shizuoka in October, you will notice that it is mild, extremely rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Shizuoka is cool, very rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain most days. 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 footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece

December

If you go to Shizuoka in December, you will notice that it is relatively cool, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Shizuoka, 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 Shizuoka

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