1 Chome Hashimotocho, Gifu, 500-8856 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 a cold month in Gifu Station, with an average temperature of 7°C. There may be occasional snowfall, so it is recommended to wear warm clothing, such as a heavy coat, scarf, and gloves. Men can wear a sweater or a jacket over a shirt, and women can wear a sweater, jacket, or coat with pants or a skirt. A hat and warm shoes are also recommended.
January is the coldest month of the year in Gifu Station, with an average temperature of 4.6°C. It is also one of the driest months with an average precipitation of 65.9mm. Due to the cold temperature, it is necessary to wear warm clothing such as thermal underwear, thick jackets, and gloves. Men can wear a winter coat, long pants, and boots. Women can wear a warm jacket, sweater, scarf, and boots.
February is still a cold month with an average temperature of 5.4°C, but it is slightly warmer than January. The precipitation amount also increases to an average of 77.5mm. Similar to January, warm clothing is a must. Men can wear a thick coat, warm pants, and winter boots. Women can wear a warm coat, scarf, gloves, and boots.
March marks the beginning of spring in Gifu Station, but it is still chilly with an average temperature of 9°C. The precipitation amount increases further to an average of 132.4mm. Layered clothing is a good option to adapt to the changing temperature throughout the day. Men can wear a sweater, light jacket, and jeans. Women can wear a light coat, sweater, and jeans.
April is a transitional month in Gifu Station with an average temperature of 14.5°C. The amount of precipitation also increases to an average of 162.4mm. The weather becomes milder than previous months, and lightweight clothing such as long-sleeved shirts and pants are suitable. Men can wear a light jacket, jeans, and comfortable shoes. Women can wear a light sweater, jeans, and comfortable shoes.
May is a pleasant month in Gifu Station, with an average temperature of 19.4°C. The precipitation amount is still high with an average of 192.6 mm. Comfortable and breathable clothing is ideal for this month. Men can wear a t-shirt, shorts or light pants, and sneakers. Women can wear a summer dress, shorts, or light pants, and comfortable shoes.
June is a summer month in Gifu Station, with an average temperature of 23.2°C. The precipitation amount increases to an average of 223.7 mm. Light and breathable clothing is the best option for this month. Men can wear shorts, t-shirts, and sneakers. Women can wear a sundress, shorts, or a light shirt with pants, and comfortable shoes.
In July, the average temperature in Gifu Station is 27°C. The weather is hot and humid, with occasional rain. It is recommended to wear lightweight clothing made of breathable materials, such as cotton or linen. Men can wear shorts and a t-shirt, while women can opt for a sundress or a skirt and blouse. It is also recommended to wear a hat and sunglasses to protect from the sun.
August is the hottest month in Gifu Station, with an average temperature of 28.3°C. The humidity is high, and there may be occasional rain. It is recommended to wear lightweight and breathable clothing, such as shorts and a t-shirt for men and a sundress or a blouse and skirt for women. Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat are also recommended.
In September, the average temperature in Gifu Station is 24.5°C. The weather is mild, with occasional rain. It is recommended to wear lightweight clothing made of breathable materials, such as cotton or linen. Men can wear shorts and a t-shirt, while women can opt for a sundress or a skirt and blouse. A light jacket or sweater is also recommended for the cooler evenings.
Typhoons may pass through the Japanese archipelago in September, so please pay attention to the weather forecast.
October marks the beginning of autumn in Gifu Station, with an average temperature of 18.7°C. The weather is mild and comfortable, with occasional rain. It is recommended to wear a light jacket or sweater, as well as comfortable pants and a long-sleeved shirt. Women can also opt for a dress with tights or leggings. It is also a good idea to bring an umbrella in case of rain.
In November, the average temperature in Gifu Station is 12.5°C. The weather is cool and dry, with occasional rain. It is recommended to wear warm clothing, such as a heavy coat, scarf, and gloves. Men can wear a sweater or a jacket over a shirt, and women can wear a sweater, jacket, or coat with pants or a skirt. A hat and warm shoes are also 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.
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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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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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.