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

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

When to go to Tokara Islands, Japan

Based on the climate and weather in Tokara Islands, the best time to go is November. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Tokara Islands, Japan by month

January

January in Tokara Islands is relatively cool 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Tokara Islands is cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you visit Tokara Islands during March, you are likely to find that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s 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 a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

Traveling to Tokara Islands in April, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Tokara Islands is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you vacation in Tokara Islands during June, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you vacation in Tokara Islands during July, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Tokara Islands can be very hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Tokara Islands is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Tokara Islands is warm and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) to 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November here is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Tokara Islands can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Tokara Islands, Japan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Tokara Islands, 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 Tokara Islands
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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