778-1 Shimousui, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0003 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)
Fukuoka Airport, like Hakata Station, is located in the center of Fukuoka City. For this reason, the following weather data will be the same as for Hakata Station.
December is one of the coldest months in Fukuoka, with an average temperature of 9.1°C. It can snow during this time of year, so it is important to dress warmly and wear appropriate footwear. Men and women should wear warm coats and jackets, as well as sweaters, scarves, gloves, and other layered clothing. Women should also wear warm boots.
In January, the average temperature in Fukuoka is a cool 6.9°C (43.4°F), and the average precipitation is 74.4 mm (2.5 inches), which can be light snow or rain. when going out in January, it is recommended that both men and women wear warm clothing to stay comfortable in the cold weather. Warm jackets, hats, gloves, and warm shoes are recommended. Women should wrap a woolen scarf to stay warm.
In February, the average temperature in Fukuoka is 7.8°C, slightly higher than the previous month, but the weather is still wintery. Average precipitation is 69.8 mm. as in January, both men and women are advised to wear warm clothes, hats, gloves, and warm shoes to stay comfortable in the cold.
March sees temperatures continuing to rise in Fukuoka, with an average temperature of 10.8°C. The weather remains cool with occasional rainfall, averaging around 103.7 mm. When going out in March, it is recommended that both men and women wear warm clothing with a jacket and an umbrella to protect against the rain.
In April, temperatures begin to rise further, with an average temperature of 15.4°C. The weather in Fukuoka in April is pleasant and mild. Average precipitation is about 118.2 mm. To be comfortable in the mild climate, men and women are advised to wear light clothing such as T-shirts and light sweaters.
In Fukuoka, May brings warm, spring-like days for comfortable travel. The average temperature is 19.9°C. Average precipitation is about 133.7 mm. Light clothing with long sleeves is recommended for both men and women.
June in Fukuoka is humid with an average temperature of 23.3°C. The rainy season lasts until mid-July, so precipitation is high at 249.6 mm. light, breathable clothing is recommended for going out in June, such as cotton T-shirts and shorts for both men and women. Please do not forget your umbrella.
July is the hottest month in Fukuoka, with the rainy season continuing until mid-summer, followed by full-blown summer. The average temperature for this month is 27.4℃. Humidity is high and average precipitation is about 299.1 mm. To stay comfortable in the heat, light, breathable clothing such as shorts and T-shirts are recommended for both men and women.
August in Fukuoka is hot and humid, with an average temperature of 28.4°C. The humidity is high, so the temperature you feel is much higher. It is important to stay hydrated and wear light, breathable clothing to prevent overheating. Loose-fitting, lightweight clothing made of breathable materials such as cotton or linen is recommended for both men and women. Shorts, T-shirts, and sunny clothes are appropriate. It is also important to wear sunscreen and a hat to protect against strong sunlight.
In September, temperatures start to cool down slightly, with an average temperature of 24.7°C. While it’s still quite warm during the day, evenings can be cooler, so it’s a good idea to bring a light jacket or sweater. Men and women can wear light layers, such as a t-shirt or blouse paired with lightweight pants or a skirt. Sandals or closed-toe shoes are both appropriate footwear options.
October is a pleasant time to visit Fukuoka, with an average temperature of 19.6°C. The weather is mild, with cool mornings and evenings and comfortably warm afternoons. Men and women can wear a variety of clothing, from jeans and a sweater to a dress with tights. It’s a good idea to bring a light jacket or cardigan for the cooler mornings and evenings.
November brings cooler temperatures to Fukuoka, with an average temperature of 14.2°C. Days can be cool and crisp, while evenings can be chilly, so it’s important to pack warm clothing. Men and women can wear a warm jacket or coat, along with a hat, scarf, and gloves for extra warmth. Layers are also important, as the weather can fluctuate throughout the day.
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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.
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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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>>Visit Viator's Tokyo Disneyland page
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>>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.
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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.