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

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

When to go to Takamatsu, Japan

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

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

January

January in Takamatsu is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Takamatsu can be brisk and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Takamatsu can be very chilly 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:

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

April

In April, Takamatsu is relatively cool and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Takamatsu, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to Takamatsu in May, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June for Takamatsu is warm and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Takamatsu 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:

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

August

If you visit Takamatsu during August, you are likely to find that it is really hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

In September, Takamatsu is warm and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in this region is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Takamatsu can be chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Takamatsu can be brisk and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Takamatsu, Japan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Takamatsu, 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 Takamatsu
  • 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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