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The weather information shown here is the information closest to the station in question. Please note that there may be slight differences.
Clothing recommendations for each temperature range
When traveling in Japan with the following average temperatures, the recommended clothing is as follows:
Monthly changes in temperature, precipitation, and snowfall (1991~2020 average, Japan Meteorological Agency survey)
The temperature in December is even colder, with an average of 2.2°C, and it snows more often. You should wear a warm coat, gloves, hat, and scarf. Men should wear thick pants or jeans, while women can wear pants or a skirt
The temperature in January is quite cold, with an average of -0.3°C. You will need to wear a warm coat, gloves, hat, and scarf to keep yourself warm. Men should wear thick pants or jeans, while women can wear pants or a skirt with thermal tights underneath.
The temperature in February is slightly warmer than January, with an average of 0.1°C. You will still need to wear a warm coat and accessories such as gloves, hat, and scarf to keep yourself warm. Men should wear thick pants or jeans, while women can wear pants or a skirt with thermal tights underneath.
The temperature in March is getting milder, with an average of 3.7°C. You can wear a lighter coat, but it’s still a good idea to wear a scarf and gloves. Men can wear a jacket with thick pants or jeans, while women can wear pants or a skirt with thermal tights.
The temperature in April is mild, with an average of 10.1°C. You can wear a lighter jacket or sweater, and it’s a good idea to bring a raincoat because it can be rainy. Men can wear a light jacket with pants, while women can wear a skirt or pants with a blouse.
The temperature in May is warmer, with an average of 16.2°C. You can wear a light jacket or sweater, and it’s a good idea to bring a raincoat as May is a rainy season. Men can wear a light jacket with pants, while women can wear a skirt or pants with a blouse.
The temperature in June is warm, with an average of 20.5°C, but it’s the rainy season. You should bring a raincoat or an umbrella and wear lightweight clothes that dry easily. Men can wear a T-shirt with shorts or pants, while women can wear a dress or shorts with a T-shirt.
The temperature in July is hot, with an average of 24°C. You should wear lightweight and breathable clothes such as a T-shirt or a tank top. Men can wear shorts or lightweight pants, while women can wear shorts or a lightweight dress.
The temperature in August is very hot, with an average of 25.2°C. You should wear lightweight and breathable clothes such as a T-shirt or a tank top. Men can wear shorts or lightweight pants, while women can wear shorts or a lightweight dress.
The temperature in September is still warm, with an average of 20.8°C. You can wear a light jacket or a sweater. Men can wear pants or lightweight jeans, while women can wear pants or a skirt with a blouse.
The temperature in October is getting colder, with an average of 14.1°C. You should wear a light jacket or a coat. Men can wear pants or jeans, while women can wear pants or a skirt with a sweater.
The temperature in November is cold, with an average of 7.4°C, and it starts to snow. You should wear a warm coat, gloves, hat, and scarf. Men should wear thick pants or jeans, while women can wear pants or a skirt with thermal tights underneath.
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Comprehensive checklist before traveling to Japan
Book early before the hotels are fully booked
Japan offers a range of accommodations, from traditional ryokans to modern hotels. Popular platforms like Expedia and Agoda often have a wide selection, but also consider local sites like Rakuten Travel. In big cities, staying near a major train station like Tokyo's Shinjuku or Kyoto's Kyoto Station can save you a lot of commuting time. Remember that Japan's peak tourist seasons, such as cherry blossom season, can lead to booked-out accommodations, so reserve early.
Compare and purchase flight tickets
When planning your trip to Japan, it's advisable to start by researching flights several months in advance. Airlines often release promotional fares, especially during off-peak seasons. Use comparison sites like Skyscanner or KAYAK to get a sense of the price range. Be flexible with your travel dates if possible; flying mid-week might be cheaper than on weekends.
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Purchase your Japan Rail Pass before departure
The Japan Rail (JR) Pass offers unlimited travel on JR trains, making it a cost-effective option for tourists. However, it's only available to foreign tourists and must be purchased *before* you arrive in Japan. Determine the areas you plan to visit; if you're traveling extensively, a nationwide pass is beneficial, but if you're only exploring a specific region, consider regional JR passes. Children under 12 get a discounted pass, so ensure you order the correct type for each family member.
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Check the weather at your destination on this site
Japanese weather varies significantly by season. In summer, it's hot and humid, so breathable clothes are essential. Winters, especially in the north, can be cold, requiring warm attire. If visiting during the rainy season (June to early July), pack a good umbrella and waterproof shoes. While Japan is generally casual, certain places like temples, shrines, or upscale restaurants may require modest and neat dressing.
SIM card or pocket Wi-Fi is required
Beyond clothes, consider packing essentials like a universal power adapter (Japan uses Type A and B sockets), portable Wi-Fi or SIM card for internet access, and any necessary medications (with a copy of the prescription).
Which is better: a SIM card or pocket Wi-Fi?
When traveling in Japan, one essential to consider is securing internet access, especially given that many locations still don't offer free Wi-Fi. To ensure you can use your smartphone throughout your trip, you'll typically have three options: (1) a SIM card, (2) pocket Wi-Fi, or (3) the roaming service provided by your mobile company. Roaming services can be quite expensive, so we often recommend using a SIM card or pocket Wi-Fi. While SIM cards tend to be more affordable than pocket Wi-Fi, they can be trickier to set up. Pocket Wi-Fi, on the other hand, can be shared among several users, making it a favorable choice for families or groups.
Can be time-consuming to set up initially.
May have strict data limits.
Offers substantial data allowances.
A single device can be shared among multiple users.
Easily usable with PCs as well.
Typically more expensive.
Japan's representative services
Pre-book your tour and have a great trip!
Local tours offer deep insights into Japan's culture and heritage. Websites like Viator or GetYourGuide offer a variety of tours, from traditional tea ceremonies to modern pop culture tours in Akihabara. Consider unique experiences like staying with monks on Mt. Koya or taking a cooking class to learn authentic Japanese dishes.
>>Visit Viator's official website
>>Visit GetYourGuide's official website
Make a reservation to avoid crowds
Attractions like Tokyo Disneyland, Universal Studios Japan, or the Studio Ghibli Museum often have long ticket queues. Buy tickets online in advance to save time. Some attractions also have timed entry, so check the specific time slots available and plan accordingly.
▼Tokyo Disney Resort
>>Visit Tokyo Disney Resort official website
>>Visit Viator's Tokyo Disneyland page
>>Visit Viator's Tokyo DisneySea page
>>Visit GetYourGuide's Tokyo Disneyland page
>>Visit GetYourGuide's Tokyo DisneySea page
It is important to be prepared for emergencies
While Japan is a safe country, travel insurance is crucial for unforeseen events like health emergencies, travel disruptions, or lost baggage. Ensure your policy covers medical expenses in Japan, as healthcare, though excellent, can be expensive.
Here we introduce online travel insurance services that are popular worldwide.
World Nomads: An online travel insurance service widely endorsed by travelers worldwide. They offer plans that cover adventurous activities and high-risk sports.
>>Visit World Nomads' official website
AIG Travel Guard: An insurance service available to travelers all over the world. They offer a wide range of options, including cancellation protection and emergency medical insurance.
>>Visit AIG Travel Guard's official website
Organize your reservation information
Keep a digital and printed copy of your detailed itinerary, including hotel addresses, train schedules, and booked tours. Share this with a trusted family member or friend not traveling with you.