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

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

When to go to Sounkyo Onsen, Japan

Based on the climate and weather in Sounkyo Onsen, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Sounkyo Onsen, Japan by month

January

January in Sounkyo Onsen is biting cold and somewhat rainy. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Neck gaiter
  • Coveralls
  • High performance gloves
  • Thick pajamas
  • Umbrella
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Waterproof coat
  • Insulated boots
  • Extreme cold weather gear

February

February here is unbearably cold. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Scarf
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Gloves
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof coat
  • Very heavy socks
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Fleeces
  • Insulated boots
  • Umbrella

March

March here is frosty. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Very heavy socks
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Umbrella
  • Insulated boots
  • Sweaters
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Gloves
  • Fleeces
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Scarf
  • Waterproof boots

April

In April, Sounkyo Onsen can be brisk. 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 Sounkyo Onsen, with a few of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof coat
  • Socks
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans

May

If you are traveling to Sounkyo Onsen in May, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Sounkyo Onsen is balmy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Sounkyo Onsen, with a few of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Sounkyo Onsen is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you vacation in Sounkyo Onsen during August, you are likely to find 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 low 60s F (high 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit Sounkyo Onsen during September, you are likely to find that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you visit Sounkyo Onsen during October, you are likely to find that it can be chilly. 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).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you are traveling to Sounkyo Onsen in November, you will notice that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy socks
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat
  • Heavy jacket
  • Sweaters
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment

December

In December, Sounkyo Onsen is frigid and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Sounkyo Onsen, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thermal undergarments
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof boots
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Fleeces
  • Very heavy socks
  • Waterproof coat
  • Scarf
  • Insulated boots
  • Sweaters
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Gloves

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Sounkyo Onsen, Japan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Sounkyo Onsen, 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 Sounkyo Onsen
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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