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

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Traveling to Suwa, Japan? If you're planning to go to Suwa, here is 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 Suwa, Japan

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

Important essentials for Suwa, Japan

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

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


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Suwa, Japan

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

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We also recommend these top tours in and around Suwa.

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

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January

January in Suwa is brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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February

If you go to Suwa in February, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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March

March in Suwa can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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April

April in this region is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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May

If you visit Suwa during May, you may notice that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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June

June in Suwa is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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July

July in Suwa is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

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August

August here is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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September

September for Suwa is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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October

October in Suwa is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain sometimes.

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November

November in Suwa is pretty cool. 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).

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December

December in Suwa is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain once in a while.

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