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

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

When to go to Yuzawa, Japan

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

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

January

In January, Yuzawa is frigid, extremely snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Yuzawa, with several of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 70%. Additionally, it is breezy.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you are traveling to Yuzawa in February, you will notice that it is frosty, very snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time and snow most days.

Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Yuzawa can be very chilly, somewhat snowy and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

It also snows about half of the time. 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:

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

April

If you go to Yuzawa in April, you will notice that it is relatively cool and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

In May, Yuzawa is mild and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Yuzawa is warm and very 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:

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

July

In July, Yuzawa is hot and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Yuzawa, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

Traveling to Yuzawa in August, you will notice that it is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you vacation in Yuzawa during September, you are likely to find that it is warm and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October here can be chilly and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you are traveling to Yuzawa in November, you will notice that it is pretty cool and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Yuzawa can be very chilly, somewhat snowy and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain most days.

It also snows about half of the time. 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
  • Waterproof boots
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof coat
  • Socks

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Yuzawa, 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 Yuzawa
  • Appropriate museum wear

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