Aso Station

Aso Station

Kurokawa, Aso, Kumamoto 869-2225   MAP

Current weather and clothing

weather and Clothing:5~8℃(41~46℉)|Jweather.net|Yuriteq Japan

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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.

Yearly temperature changes and recommended clothing

Clothing recommendations for each temperature range

When traveling in Japan with the following average temperatures, the recommended clothing is as follows:

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Average temperature: 25 degrees Celsius or higher

Light and breathable clothing such as cotton T-shirts, shorts, or sundresses. Protect against heat by wearing a hat, sunglasses, and using a parasol or umbrella. Using a fan or carrying a hand-held fan may also provide relief. Be sure to hydrate frequently to avoid heat stroke.

Summer clothes example (Temperature = 25 degrees Celsius or higher)

Average temperature: 20-25 degrees Celsius

Light clothing such as cotton T-shirts, short sleeves, and skirts. Wearing a hat and sunglasses can also protect against heat.

Summer clothes example (Temperature = 20 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius)

Average temperature: 16-20 degrees Celsius

Light clothing with a light layer such as a cardigan, denim jacket, or light sweater.

Examples of clothes for spring and autumn (Temperature = 16 to 20 degrees Celsius)

Average temperature: 12-16 degrees Celsius

Light to medium clothing such as a sweater or long-sleeved shirt and pants, light jacket.

Examples of clothes for spring and autumn (Temperature = 12 to 16 degrees Celsius)

Average temperature: 8-12 degrees Celsius

Warm clothing such as a sweater, long-sleeved shirt, pants, and a coat or jacket.

Examples of clothes for spring and autumn (Temperature = 8 to 12 degrees Celsius)

Average temperature: 5-8 degrees Celsius

Warm clothing such as a sweater, long-sleeved shirt, pants, and a coat or jacket. Wearing a hat, gloves, and scarf can also provide added warmth. In Japan, specialty clothing stores such as UNIQLO sell underwear made from fibers that absorb moisture such as sweat and generate heat. For example, UNIQLO’s “HEATTECH” underwear is recommended because it is thin and lightweight, yet has high heat retention properties. Disposable heat packs sold at drugstores and convenience stores are also effective in cold weather.

Winter clothes example (Temperature = 5 to 8 degrees Celsius)

Average temperature: less than 5 degrees Celsius

Warm clothing such as a sweater, long-sleeved shirt, pants, and a coat or jacket. Wearing a hat, gloves, scarf, and insulated boots can also provide added warmth. Consider layering clothing for added insulation.

Winter clothes example (Temperature = less than 5 degrees Celsius)

Monthly changes in temperature, precipitation, and snowfall (1991~2020 average, Japan Meteorological Agency survey)

Since there is no JMA station at Aso Station, we present the weather archive data for Aso Otohime, which is also located in Aso City.

Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
temperature(°C) 2 3.4 6.9 11.9 16.7 20.2 23.8 24.2 20.8 15.1 9.2 3.8
precipitation(mm) 92.7 134.8 197.2 219.2 261.3 667.9 582.6 291 247.8 118.7 109.7 86.9
snowfall(cm)

Winter

December

December in Aso marks the beginning of winter. The average temperature drops to 3.8°C and precipitation is 86.9 mm. In addition to warm clothing, waterproof clothing, gloves, hats, and scarves are essential to stay warm and dry. Both men and women should wear warm clothes, winter jackets, and heavy coats with pants or jeans and closed-toe shoes or boots. It is important to dress in layers, especially in the evenings when the temperature drops.

January

January is the coldest month of the year in Aso, with an average temperature of 2°C. It is a dry month of the year, with an average precipitation of 92.7 mm. Visitors should expect cold, crisp air, and occasional snowfall. To stay warm, it is recommended to wear thermal underwear, thick jackets, pants, gloves, hats, and warm boots.

February

February is still cold in Aso, with an average temperature of 3.4°C. However, it is slightly less dry than January, with an average precipitation of 134.8 mm. Visitors should continue to dress warmly with layered clothing, including long sleeve shirts, sweaters, coats, scarfs, hats, and thick boots.

Spring

March

March marks the beginning of the spring season in Aso, with an average temperature of 6.9°C. While the weather is still chilly, visitors can expect milder temperatures than the previous months. The average precipitation in March is 197.2 mm, making it one of the wettest months in Aso. It is recommended to wear waterproof clothing, including jackets, pants, and shoes. Layered clothing is also advisable, including long-sleeved shirts and sweaters.

April

April is a beautiful time to visit Aso, with cherry blossoms in full bloom. The average temperature in April is 11.9°C, making it a comfortable time to travel. The average precipitation is 219.2 mm, and visitors should expect some rainy days. Light jackets and sweaters are recommended during the day, with warmer clothing at night.

May

May is a mild month in Aso, with an average temperature of 16.7°C. It is also a relatively wet month, with an average precipitation of only 261.3 mm. Visitors can expect comfortable weather, with occasional rain showers. It is recommended to wear lightweight clothing, such as t-shirts, shorts, and light jackets. A waterproof jacket is also recommended for the occasional rain showers.

Summer

June

June marks the beginning of the rainy season in Aso, with an average temperature of 20.2°C. Average precipitation in June is 667.9 mm, making it the wettest month of the year in Aso. Expect lots of rain and high humidity. In recent years, global warming has caused torrential rains, so please pay attention to the weather forecast. Light, breathable clothing such as cotton T-shirts and shorts is recommended. Rain gear such as waterproof jackets and pants are required.

July

July, along with August, is one of the hottest months of the year in Aso, with an average temperature of 23.8℃. It is also the wettest month following the previous month, with an average precipitation of 582.6 mm. Expect high temperatures, high humidity, and frequent rainfall. Light, breathable clothing such as cotton T-shirts and shorts are recommended. It is also essential to wear a hat and sunscreen to protect against the strong UV rays.

August

August is similar to July, with hot, humid weather and frequent rainfall. The average temperature in August is 24.2°C, and the average precipitation is 291 mm. Lightweight, breathable clothing is recommended, including t-shirts, shorts, and sundresses. A hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent are also recommended.

Autumn

September

September marks the start of autumn in Aso, with gradually cooling temperatures and less rainfall than the summer months. The average temperature in September is 20.8°C, and the precipitation is around 247.8 mm. While the days are still warm, the evenings can be cooler, so it is recommended to bring light jackets or sweaters. Men and women can opt for long-sleeved shirts, paired with pants or shorts, depending on their comfort level. Light, waterproof jackets or ponchos are recommended as September can see occasional rain.

October

In October, the weather turns autumnal, with the average temperature dropping to about 15.1℃. Average precipitation is about 118.7 mm. As the weather cools down, it is recommended to prepare long-sleeved shirts and blouses, pants, and jeans. A sweater or light jacket will also keep you warm until the evening. Waterproof outerwear is recommended, as there will be rainy days.

November

November in Aso is cool, with an average temperature of 9.2°C and around 109.7 mm of precipitation. The days can be sunny, but the nights are chilly, so it is advisable to pack thicker jackets, sweaters, or hoodies to keep warm. Men and women can opt for long-sleeved shirts or blouses, paired with jeans or pants. Heavy coats or parkas are not necessary, but if you tend to get cold easily, it might be helpful to pack one.

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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.

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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.

▼SIM card
Advantages:
Relatively affordable.
Disadvantages:
Can be time-consuming to set up initially.
May have strict data limits.
▼Pocket Wi-Fi
Advantages:
Offers substantial data allowances.
A single device can be shared among multiple users.
Easily usable with PCs as well.
Disadvantages:
Typically more expensive.

Japan's representative services

Sakura Mobile's website

Sakura Mobile's website

▼SIM card

>>Visit Sakura Mobile's official website
>>Visit mobal's official website

▼pocket Wi-Fi

>>Visit Sakura Mobile's official website
>>Visit NINJA WiFi's official website
>>Visit Wi-Fi RENTAL Store's official website

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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

▼Universal Studios Japan
>>Visit USJ official website
>>Visit Viator's USJ page
>>Visit GetYourGuide's USJ page

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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.
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World Nomads: An online travel insurance service widely endorsed by travelers worldwide. They offer plans that cover adventurous activities and high-risk sports.
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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.
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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.

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