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

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

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.

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

January

If you vacation in Shodoshima during January, you are likely to find that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time and snow once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

Traveling to Shodoshima in February, you will notice that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Shodoshima can be brisk and very rainy. 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:

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

April

April is chilly and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses

June

In June, Shodoshima is a perfect temperature and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Shodoshima, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear

July

July in Shodoshima is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

August

If you go 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear

September

September in Shodoshima is warm and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat

October

October in Shodoshima is balmy and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) to low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you visit Shodoshima during November, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in this region is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in Shodoshima
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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