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

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:

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.

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

January

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy jacket
  • Sweaters

February

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy jacket
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage

March

March in Suwa can be brisk. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Heavy jacket
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Heavy socks
  • Rain coat
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Gloves or mittens

April

If you vacation in Suwa during April, you are likely to find that it is 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 occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May here is mild. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you vacation in Suwa during June, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you go to Suwa in July, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Suwa is pretty consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you vacation in Suwa during September, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you visit Suwa during October, you are likely to find that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

Traveling to Suwa in November, you will notice that it can be brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December for Suwa is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in Suwa
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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