Hiroshima Station

Hiroshima Station

2-37 Matsubara-cho, Minami-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima  MAP
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weather and Clothing:5~8℃(41~46℉)|Jweather.net|Yuriteq Japan

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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)

Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
temperature(°C) 5.4 6.2 9.5 14.8 19.6 23.2 27.2 28.5 24.7 18.8 12.9 7.5
precipitation(mm) 46.2 64 118.3 141 169.8 226.5 279.8 131.4 162.7 109.2 69.3 54
snowfall(cm) 3 3 0 2

Winter

December

In December, the temperature drops to an average of 7.5 °C, and it can be quite cold. It can also snow during this month. It is advisable to wear warm clothing such as a thick sweater, jacket, and pants. Men can wear a heavy jacket over their shirt and pants, while women can wear a thick coat over their pants and blouse. It is recommended to bring warm accessories such as a scarf, gloves, and a hat.

January

The temperature in January averages 5.4°C, and it is generally chilly in Hiroshima during this time. It is a dry month with an average precipitation of 46.2mm. January is one of the coldest months in Hiroshima, so it is recommended to dress in warm layers of clothing. Men should consider wearing long-sleeved shirts, sweaters, and jackets, while women can wear long-sleeved shirts or blouses, sweaters, and coats. Additionally, it is recommended to wear a scarf, gloves, and a hat to protect yourself from the cold weather.

February

In February, the average temperature is 6.2°C. February is also a dry month, but it is slightly warmer than January. The average precipitation is 64mm, so it can get a bit wet during this month. It is recommended to dress in layers, with warmer clothing such as jackets, long-sleeved shirts, and sweaters. Men can wear long-sleeved shirts or sweaters with a jacket, while women can wear a blouse or sweater with a coat or jacket.

Spring

March

March is a bit warmer than February with an average temperature of 9.5°C. It is also the beginning of spring in Hiroshima, and it is a bit wetter with an average precipitation of 118.3mm. It is recommended to dress in layers with a waterproof jacket and an umbrella. Men can wear long-sleeved shirts with a light jacket, while women can wear blouses, light sweaters or jackets.

April

April is warmer, with an average temperature of 14.8°C. April is also the beginning of the cherry blossom season in Hiroshima, so it is a popular time for tourists to visit. It is recommended to wear light clothing such as long-sleeved shirts, light sweaters, and jeans. Men can wear short-sleeved shirts or polo shirts, while women can wear dresses, skirts, or blouses.

May

May is the beginning of the warmer months, with an average temperature of 19.6°C. It is also the beginning of the rainy season in Hiroshima, with an average precipitation of 169.8 mm. It is recommended to dress in layers and bring a waterproof jacket or umbrella. Men can wear short-sleeved shirts or light jackets, while women can wear light dresses, blouses, or skirts.

Summer

June

June is a rainy month with an average precipitation of 226.5 mm, and the temperature averages 23.2°C. It is recommended to wear waterproof clothing such as raincoats and bring an umbrella to protect yourself from the rain. Men can wear short-sleeved shirts or light jackets, while women can wear light dresses or skirts.

July

July is one of the hottest months in Hiroshima, with an average temperature of 27.2°C and an average precipitation of 279.8 mm. It is recommended to dress in light clothing such as t-shirts, shorts, and dresses to stay cool during the hot weather. It is also recommended to wear sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from the sun.

August

In August, the temperature is high, with an average temperature of 28.5 °C. It can be quite humid, and there is a chance of rain. It is recommended to wear light and breathable clothing made of natural fibers such as cotton or linen. Men can wear shorts and a t-shirt, while women can wear summer dresses or skirts. It is advisable to bring a light jacket or sweater for any unexpected rain.

Autumn

September

In September, the average temperature is around 24.7°C, and it starts to get cooler. Although the weather is still warm, the humidity decreases, and there is less chance of rain. It is advisable to wear light clothing during the day, such as shorts and a t-shirt for men and a summer dress or skirt for women. As the evenings can be cooler, it is a good idea to bring a light jacket or sweater.

October

In October, the temperature starts to cool down, with an average temperature of 18.8 °C. The air is crisp, and it is usually sunny during the day. However, the nights can get colder, so it is recommended to bring a light jacket or sweater. Men can wear jeans or pants and a long-sleeved shirt, while women can wear light pants and a blouse or a light sweater.

November

In November, the weather is cool with an average temperature of 12.9 °C. It can be dry, but there is a chance of rain, so it is advisable to bring a waterproof jacket or umbrella. Men can wear a jacket or a sweater over their shirt and pants, while women can wear a light jacket or coat over their pants and blouse.

Recommended tourist destinations

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

1-2 Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811 Hiroshima Prefecture
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum was established to show the world the horror and inhumanity of nuclear weapons. visitors can learn about what happened in Hiroshima on August 6, the day of the atomic bombing, by viewing photographs and a number of artifacts left behind by victims of the bombing.

Atomic Bomb Dome

1-10 Otemachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0051 Hiroshima Prefecture
On August 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb in human history was dropped on the city. The building was completely destroyed by the tremendous force of the blast, but miraculously part of the center of the main building survived and became known as the “Atomic Bomb Dome. The building is registered as a World Heritage site as a reminder of the horrors of nuclear weapons.

Hiroshima Castle

21-1 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0011 Hiroshima Prefecture
Hiroshima Castle, built by Terumoto Mori in 1589, was destroyed by the atomic bomb in 1945 and restored in 1958 as a symbol of reconstruction. The interior of the castle is a history museum that shows the structure of Hiroshima Castle and the castle town.

Shukkei-en Garden

This Japanese garden was built by Nagaakira Asano, a feudal lord of the Hiroshima domain. Visitors can enjoy plum blossoms, cherry blossoms, peach blossoms, and autumn leaves throughout the year.

Okonomimura

5-13 Shintenchi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0034 Hiroshima Prefecture
Okonomiyaki, Hiroshima’s soul food, is made by rolling out a thin layer of flour dough, piling it with cabbage, pork, yakisoba, and other ingredients, and then steaming it over a thin layer of cooked eggs and other ingredients. The Okonomimura is a single building that houses more than 20 yatai-style okonomiyaki restaurants. In addition to okonomiyaki, you can also enjoy teppan-yaki oysters and other delicacies.

Hiroshima Orizuru Tower

1-2-1 Otemachi, Naka-Ku, Hiroshima 730-0051 Hiroshima Prefecture
A commercial complex next to the Atomic Bomb Dome. The rooftop observation deck on the wooden deck is an open-air space with a view as far as Miyajima. At night, the rooftop bar opens and visitors can enjoy the night view of Hiroshima while having a drink. Visitors can also experience putting their own origami cranes into the wall at the Origzuru Plaza.

Miyajima

Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi 738-8501 Hiroshima Prefecture
Since ancient times, the entire island has been worshipped as a deity, and Miyajima is home to a number of majestic shrines and temples, including Itsukushima Shrine, whose symbol is the Otorii (Grand Gate).Visitors can take a ferry to Miyajima, and when they land on the island, they are greeted by friendly deer. As a major tourist destination, Miyajima is crowded with tourists throughout the year, with souvenir stores, restaurants, and hotels.There is also a ropeway to the top of Mt. Yayama, located in the center of Miyajima, and from the observatory you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Seto Inland Sea.

Itsukushima Shrine

1-1 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0588 Hiroshima Prefecture
Itsukushima Shrine, famous for its mysterious appearance built on the sea, was founded in 593, and the shrine pavilion, which is said to be similar to its present form, was completed by Taira no Kiyomori around 1168. It is said that the shrine was built on the sea so as not to damage the land and trees on the island, since the entire island of Miyajima was worshipped as a god.

Tomo no Ura

Tomo,Tomo-cho,Fukuyama 720-0201 Hiroshima Prefecture
This port town is lined with mansions of wealthy merchants, machiya (townhouses), and Edo-era storehouses. Visitors can enjoy strolling along the narrow slopes characteristic of the Seto Inland Sea while feeling the sea breeze. It is also known as the model for the town that appears in Hayao Miyazaki’s animated film “Ponyo on the Cliff.

Senkoji & Senkoji Park

15-1 Higashitsuchidocho, Onomichi 722-0033 Hiroshima Prefecture
Senko-ji Temple stands on a hill overlooking the town and port of Onomichi and is said to have been founded in 806. Senkoji Temple is located at an altitude of 140 meters and can be easily reached by a ropeway. The temple is also known as a cherry blossom viewing spot, and in spring, it is crowded with tourists who come to take pictures of Senkoji Temple, cherry blossoms, and the Seto Inland Sea.

Where to leave your luggage

Hiroshima Station is adjacent to several commercial facilities, and coin lockers are scattered throughout the station.
The largest number of coin lockers are located on the first floor of the North Exit on the Shinkansen side, next to the stairs and escalators leading up to the second floor. Crosta Hiroshima” luggage storage is located in this coin locker room. It is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., seven days a week. Carry-on service is also available to about 30 hotels in Hiroshima City.

Recommended hotels and inns

Sheraton Grand Hiroshima Hotel

12-1 Wakakusacho, Higashi-Ku, Hiroshima 732-0053 Hiroshima Prefecture
3-minutes walk from Hiroshima Station
Hotel class: 4
Hotel style: Business , Great View

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Hotel Granvia Hiroshima

1-5 Matsubaracho, Minami-Ku, Hiroshima 732-0822 Hiroshima Prefecture
2-minutes walk from Hiroshima Station
Hotel class: 4
Hotel style: Quiet , Family

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RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima

6-78 Motomachi, Naka-Ku, Hiroshima 730-0011 Hiroshima Prefecture
1.0mi/1.6km from Hiroshima Station
Hotel class: 4
Hotel style: Great View , Centrally Located

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Sotetsu Fresa Inn Hiroshima Ekimae

5-2 Enkobashicho, Minami-ku, Hiroshima 732-0823 Hiroshima Prefecture
5-minutes walk from Hiroshima Station
Hotel class: 3
Hotel style: Business

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The Royal Park Hotel Hiroshima Riverside

7-14 Kaminoboricho, Naka-Ku, Hiroshima 730-0014 Hiroshima Prefecture
6-minutes walk from Hiroshima Station
Hotel class: 3
Hotel style: Mid-range , Business

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Hotel Intergate Hiroshima

5-16 Teppocho, Naka-Ku, Hiroshima 730-0017 Hiroshima Prefecture
13-minutes walk from Hiroshima Station
Hotel class: 3
Hotel style: Business

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Candeo Hotels Hiroshima Hatchobori

14-1 Hatchobori, Hiroshima 730-0013 Hiroshima Prefecture
15-minutes walk from Hiroshima Station
Hotel class: 3
Hotel style: Modern , Mid-range

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Hiroshima Washington Hotel

2-7 Shintenchi Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0034 Hiroshima Prefecture
17-minutes walk from Hiroshima Station
Hotel class: 3
Hotel style: Trendy , Centrally Located

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Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima

9-12 Nakamachi, Naka-Ku, Hiroshima 730-0037 Hiroshima Prefecture
1.1mi/1.8km from Hiroshima Station
Hotel class: 3
Hotel style: Great View , Modern

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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

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>>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.
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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.

▼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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