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

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

When to go to Yamagata, Japan

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

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

January

January in Yamagata is very cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Yamagata is cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) to high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Yamagata is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you go to Yamagata in April, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you vacation in Yamagata during May, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you go to Yamagata in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

Traveling to Yamagata in July, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you visit Yamagata during August, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s 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 a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit Yamagata during September, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 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:

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

October

If you are traveling to Yamagata in October, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Yamagata is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December for Yamagata is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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