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

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

When to go to Wakayama, Japan

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

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

January

In January, Wakayama is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Wakayama, with several of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

In February, Wakayama can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Wakayama, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Wakayama can be chilly 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:

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

April

April in Wakayama is balmy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s 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:

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

May

If you go to Wakayama in May, you will notice that it is warm 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:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

June

If you visit Wakayama during June, you are likely to find that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 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:

  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses

July

July in Wakayama is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat

August

If you vacation in Wakayama during August, you are likely to find that it is really hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 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 a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat

September

September in this region is hot 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:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear

October

October in Wakayama is mild and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses

November

November in Wakayama is cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. 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:

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

December

If you visit Wakayama during December, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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