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

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

When to go to Yokohama, Japan

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

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

January

January here is pretty cool and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

In February, Yokohama is cold and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Yokohama, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

In March, Yokohama is cold, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Yokohama can be chilly, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. 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:

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

May

In May, Yokohama is balmy, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

Traveling to Yokohama in June, 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 footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts

July

July is a perfect temperature and somewhat 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:

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

August

If you vacation in Yokohama during August, you are likely to find that it is 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 70s F (mid 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Yokohama is a perfect temperature and somewhat 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
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion

October

In October, Yokohama is balmy, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

Traveling to Yokohama in November, you will notice that it is relatively cool, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Yokohama is pretty cool and very hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to low 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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