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

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Traveling to Shodoshima, Japan? If you're planning to go to Shodoshima, I've got 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 Shodoshima, Japan

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

Important essentials for Shodoshima, Japan

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Shodoshima, Japan

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

If you visit Marukin Soy Sauce Factory & Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Ruins of Osaka Castle Stone Cutting Workshop, take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Shodoshima.

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

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January

January here is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows occasionally.

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February

February in Shodoshima can be brisk and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. It also snows sometimes. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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March

Traveling to Shodoshima in March, you will notice that it can be very chilly and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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April

April in Shodoshima is relatively cool and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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May

In May, Shodoshima is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Shodoshima, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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June

June here is a perfect temperature and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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July

July in Shodoshima can be very hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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August

Traveling to Shodoshima in August, you will notice that it can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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September

If you vacation in Shodoshima during September, you may notice that it is a perfect temperature and very 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). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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October

Traveling to Shodoshima in October, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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November

November in Shodoshima is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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December

If you are traveling to Shodoshima in December, you will notice that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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