2-2 Aza Tatenda, Shirouchi-cho, Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture, 039-1101 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)
In December, the average temperature drops to around 1.7°C, with a higher chance of snowfall. It is important to wear warm, waterproof clothing to protect against the cold and snow. For men, a heavy coat or parka, a hat, gloves, and boots are recommended. Women can wear a heavy coat or parka, a hat, gloves, and boots or waterproof shoes. Layering is also important, so wearing a sweater or hoodie under the coat is recommended.
In Hachinohe, January is the coldest month of the year with an average temperature of -0.7 °C. During this month, it is very likely to snow, and there is an average of 105 cm of snowfall. Therefore, travelers should pack warm clothing to protect themselves from the cold, including long johns, a thick jacket, a hat, gloves, and warm boots. It is also recommended to wear multiple layers of clothing to keep the body warm.
February in Hachinohe remains cold with an average temperature of -0.2 °C. Like January, this month is expected to snow, with an average snowfall of 88 cm. So travelers should wear thick winter clothes, hats, gloves, and warm boots. Additionally, thermal undergarments and multiple layers of clothing can help maintain the body’s warmth.
In March, the average temperature in Hachinohe rises to 3.1 °C. While there is still a likelihood of snow, it generally becomes less frequent, with an average snowfall of 29cm. As the weather starts to get warmer, travelers can switch to lighter winter clothing, but it is still recommended to keep some warm layers. Clothing may include a warm sweater, a light jacket, gloves, and a hat.
April is a transitional month, with an average temperature of 8.6 °C. It is still chilly, but it is likely to be less so as the snow recedes. Travelers can switch to lighter winter clothes. Long sleeve shirts, light jackets, and pants are recommended. It is also advised to bring some warmer clothing for colder days and evenings.
May is the start of spring in Hachinohe with an average temperature of 13.5 °C. With 88.1 mm of precipitation, it is recommended to bring a raincoat or umbrella. Clothing can be lighter with short-sleeve shirts, light jackets, and pants. However, it is still advised to bring some warm clothing since it can be chilly in the evenings.
June is the beginning of the summer season, with an average temperature of 16.7 °C. It is a mild month, with 103.7 mm of precipitation, so travelers should pack both light clothing and some warm clothing for cool days and evenings. Clothing may include short-sleeve shirts, shorts, skirts, and dresses. A light jacket or sweater is also recommended.
July is one of the hottest months in Hachinohe, with an average temperature of 20.7 °C. The city has an average rainfall of 136.9 mm, so it is recommended to bring an umbrella or raincoat. Clothing may include short-sleeve shirts, shorts, skirts, and dresses. Light cotton fabrics are recommended to help stay cool in the heat.
August is the hottest month in Hachinohe, with an average temperature of 22.6 °C. The city has an average rainfall of 141.8 mm. The recommended clothing is similar to that of July, with light and breathable fabrics. Short-sleeve shirts, shorts, skirts, and dresses are ideal. Also, wearing a sunhat and sunglasses will help protect the skin and eyes from the sun.
The average temperature in September is around 19.4 °C, with high humidity due to its location near the sea. There is a possibility of typhoons and heavy rain, so it is important to bring a raincoat or umbrella. For men, it is recommended to wear lightweight, breathable clothing such as short-sleeved shirts and shorts or light pants. Women can wear similar clothing, but should also bring a shawl or light sweater for the evening.
In October, the temperature drops to an average of 13.5 °C. The weather can be unpredictable, with some days being sunny and warm, while others may be cloudy and rainy. It is recommended to wear layers so that you can adjust to the changing weather. For men, a light jacket or sweater over a long-sleeved shirt and light pants is appropriate. Women can wear a light sweater or cardigan with a blouse and light pants or a skirt.
November is the beginning of the winter season in Hachinohe, with an average temperature of around 7.3°C. There may be occasional snowfall, so it is important to wear warm clothing. For men, a heavy coat or jacket over a sweater or sweatshirt and pants is recommended. Women can wear a heavy coat or jacket over a sweater or blouse with pants or a skirt. It is also recommended to wear gloves, a scarf, and a hat to protect against the cold.
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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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Organize your reservation information
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