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

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

When to go to Tsuruoka, Japan

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

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

January

January in Tsuruoka can be very chilly, extremely snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time.

It also snows most days. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

In February, Tsuruoka can be very chilly, very snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Tsuruoka, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to Tsuruoka in March, you will notice that it is pretty cool, 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 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Tsuruoka is cool and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you visit Tsuruoka during May, you are likely to find that it is chilly and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s 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:

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

June

In June, Tsuruoka is balmy and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

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

August

August here is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Tsuruoka in October, you will notice that it can be chilly and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Tsuruoka is pretty cool and extremely rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you vacation in Tsuruoka during December, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days and snow about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Tsuruoka, 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 Tsuruoka
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing

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