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

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

When to go to Tsukuba, Japan

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

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

January

January for Tsukuba is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Tsukuba can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Tsukuba is pretty cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Tsukuba is balmy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June for Tsukuba is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you visit Tsukuba during July, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot. 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).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Tsukuba is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Tsukuba is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Tsukuba is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Tsukuba is 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:

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

December

Traveling to Tsukuba in December, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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