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

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Traveling to Tohoku, Japan? If you're planning to go to Tohoku, below 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 Tohoku, Japan

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

Important essentials for Tohoku, Japan

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb value.


  • 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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What to wear/what to pack for Tohoku, Japan by month

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January

January in this region can be extremely cold, extremely snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows most days.

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February

If you are traveling to Tohoku in February, you will notice that it is frigid, very snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly and snow most days. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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March

If you go to Tohoku in March, you will notice that it is brisk, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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April

April in Tohoku is chilly and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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May

May in Tohoku is mild and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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June

June in Tohoku is warm and very rainy. 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

If you vacation in Tohoku during July, you are likely to see that it is pretty consistently hot and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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August

If you are traveling to Tohoku in August, you will notice that it is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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September

September is warm and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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October

In October, Tohoku is relatively cool and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 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 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Tohoku, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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November

November in Tohoku can be very chilly and extremely rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain most days. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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December

If you are traveling to Tohoku in December, you will notice that it is brisk, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Expect it to rain most days and snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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