1-chōme-1 Chūō, Fukui, 910-0006 MAP
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)
December is one of the coldest months in Fukui Station, with an average temperature of 5.9 degrees Celsius. It is the onset of the winter season, and visitors need to wear warm and waterproof clothing. Jackets, overcoats, and thick sweaters are necessary for the chilly weather. Women can wear pants or trousers with thermal leggings, turtlenecks, or long-sleeved dresses with boots. Men can wear thermal shirts or sweaters, pants, and boots. A waterproof jacket or a raincoat is highly recommended as the precipitation in December is 304 mm, and there are chances of snowfall.
January is the coldest month in Fukui with an average temperature of 3.2 °C. The average monthly snowfall is 85 cm. It is recommended to wear a heavy coat, thermal underwear, and warm gloves and hats to stay warm. Additionally, waterproof shoes and an umbrella are essential to stay dry during snowy days.
February is slightly warmer than January with an average temperature of 3.7 °C. The precipitation decreases significantly to 167.7 mm. It is recommended to wear similar clothing as in January but with a lighter coat.
March is a transitional month with an average temperature of 7.2 °C. The precipitation continues to decrease to an average of 160.7 mm, and the weather becomes milder. It is recommended to wear a warm jacket, a long-sleeved shirt, and trousers to stay comfortable during the day.
April marks the beginning of spring in Fukui with an average temperature of 12.8 °C. The precipitation is 137.2 mm, and the cherry blossom season begins. It is recommended to wear a light jacket, long pants, and comfortable shoes suitable for walking.
May is a pleasant month in Fukui with an average temperature of 18.1 °C. The precipitation is 139.1 mm, and the weather becomes even warmer. It is recommended to wear a t-shirt, light jacket, long pants, and comfortable shoes.
June is the rainy season in Fukui with an average temperature of 22 °C. The precipitation increases to 152.8 mm. It is recommended to wear a raincoat, waterproof shoes, and an umbrella to stay dry. It is also essential to wear breathable clothing as it can be quite humid during this month.
July is a hot month in Fukui with an average temperature of 26.1 °C. The precipitation is 239.8 mm. It is recommended to wear breathable clothing, such as cotton t-shirts, shorts, and sandals to stay cool. It is also important to apply sunscreen and stay hydrated.
August is the hottest month in Fukui with an average temperature of 27.4 °C. The precipitation decreases slightly to 150.7 mm, and it is the peak of summer vacation for many people. It is recommended to wear similar clothing as in July and carry a water bottle to stay hydrated.
September is the beginning of autumn in Fukui with an average temperature of 23.1 °C. The precipitation is 212.9 mm, and the weather becomes milder. It is recommended to wear light jackets or long-sleeved shirts and long pants to stay comfortable. Bring an umbrella as it often rains.
The average temperature in October in Fukui Station is 17.1 degrees Celsius. It is the ideal time for visiting the place as the weather is mild, making it pleasant for outdoor activities. The mornings and evenings can be chilly, so it is recommended to wear a light jacket or a sweater. During the daytime, light clothing such as short-sleeved shirts, t-shirts, and shorts or skirts are suitable for women. For men, they can wear polo shirts, short-sleeved shirts, and shorts. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended as it is an excellent time to explore the outdoor attractions such as the Eiheiji Temple, the Fukui Castle Ruins, and the Tojinbo Cliffs.
The temperature drops significantly in November with an average temperature of 11.3 degrees Celsius in Fukui Station. Visitors need to wear warm clothing such as coats, jackets, sweaters, or cardigans. Women can wear warm dresses, trousers, leggings, or skirts with leggings or tights. Men can wear sweaters, jackets, and long pants. It is also advisable to bring gloves, hats, and scarves to protect from the chilly winds. The leaves start to change colors, and the autumn foliage is worth witnessing during this time. It is the perfect season to enjoy the scenic beauty, and a walk in the Echizen-Kaga Kaigan Quasi-National Park and the Maruoka Castle is highly recommended.
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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.
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Pre-book your tour and have a great trip!
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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.
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