2633-1 Hikawacho Okinosu, Izumo, Shimane 699-0502 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)
The temperature in December in Izumo Airport is around 6.7°C. The precipitation in this month is around 148.9 mm. The weather is generally cold and dry, with occasional snowfall. It is recommended to wear warm and heavy clothing such as heavy jackets, warm sweaters, long pants, and boots for both men and women. Women can also wear scarves and gloves to keep warm. It is essential to wear thermal underwear as well to stay warm in the cold weather.
January is in the middle of winter in Izumo, and it can be quite cold. The average temperature is 4.4°C, and snowfall is common. The average precipitation in January is 120.5 mm, which is one of the highest levels of precipitation throughout the year. Therefore, it is recommended to wear warm winter clothes such as a heavy coat, thick pants, and boots. Layering is key, so wearing a sweater or a down jacket as a mid-layer would be a good idea. Scarves, gloves, and hats are also essential to keep you warm.
In February, the average temperature is 5.1°C, and it is still in the middle of winter. Although it is slightly warmer than January, it is still quite cold. Snowfall is also common in February, and the average precipitation is 93.1 mm. It is important to wear the same winter clothes as in January, including a warm coat, thick pants, and boots. Layering is also recommended, and wearing a mid-layer such as a fleece or wool sweater is a good idea. Scarves, gloves, and hats are also essential to keep you warm.
March is the beginning of spring in Izumo, but the weather can still be quite cold, with an average temperature of 8°C. Although the weather begins to warm up a little, it is still necessary to wear warm clothes such as a coat, thick pants, and boots. The average precipitation in March is 118.8 mm. As the weather can be unpredictable during this season, it is recommended to dress in layers, such as wearing a t-shirt or long-sleeved shirt as a base layer, a sweater as a mid-layer, and a coat or jacket as an outer layer. Scarves, gloves, and hats are still essential.
April marks the beginning of spring in Izumo, and the average temperature is 12.8°C. The weather becomes milder, but there are still occasional cold days. The average precipitation in April is 118.1 mm. As the weather is milder, it is recommended to wear lighter clothing such as long-sleeved shirts or light jackets, and pants or jeans. However, it is still important to bring a warm coat for colder days, especially at night. It is also recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers.
May is a comfortable month to visit Izumo, with an average temperature of 17.9°C. The weather becomes even milder and pleasant, and the average precipitation in May is 126.4 mm. It is recommended to wear light clothing such as t-shirts or light jackets, and pants or shorts. However, it is still important to bring a warm layer for cooler evenings, especially if you plan to stay out late. It is also recommended to bring comfortable walking shoes or sneakers.
June is the beginning of summer in Izumo, and the average temperature is 21.8°C. The weather becomes warmer and humid, and the average precipitation in June is 155.7 mm. It is recommended to wear light and breathable clothing such as t-shirts, shorts, or light pants. Short-sleeved shirts and sleeveless tops are also appropriate. It is also recommended to bring a light jacket or cardigan for cooler evenings or air-conditioned indoor spaces. Sandals or open-toe shoes are comfortable options for footwear during this time.
In July, the temperature in Izumo Airport is usually around 25.7°C. This is one of the warmest months in the year. The precipitation in this month is around 241 mm. The weather is often sunny and humid with occasional rainfall. During this month, it is recommended to wear lightweight and breathable clothing such as shorts, skirts, t-shirts, and light summer dresses made of cotton or linen for both men and women. Sun hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen are also recommended to protect against the strong UV rays.
August is the hottest month in Izumo Airport with an average temperature of 27.1°C. The precipitation in this month is around 143.9 mm. It is usually sunny, hot and humid, with occasional heavy rain. For this month, it is recommended to wear lightweight and breathable clothing such as t-shirts, shorts, and dresses made of cotton or linen. Women can wear light summer dresses or skirts. Sun hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen are essential to protect against the strong UV rays.
In September, the temperature in Izumo Airport starts to drop slightly, with an average of 22.9°C. The precipitation in this month is around 183.7 mm. The weather is usually mild with occasional rainfall. It is recommended to wear comfortable and light clothing such as t-shirts, light jackets, and long pants for both men and women. Women can also wear skirts. It is a good idea to have a light raincoat or umbrella on hand in case of a sudden shower.
The temperature in October is around 17.2°C. The precipitation in this month is around 121.1 mm. The weather is generally sunny with cool and crisp mornings and evenings. For this month, it is recommended to wear light sweaters, long pants, and comfortable shoes for both men and women. Women can wear light jackets and skirts. It is also advisable to have a raincoat or umbrella on hand in case of rain.
In November, the temperature in Izumo Airport is usually around 11.9°C. The precipitation in this month is around 112.2 mm. The weather is usually cool with occasional rain. It is recommended to wear warm clothing such as sweaters, long pants, and closed shoes for both men and women. Women can wear boots or light jackets. It is advisable to bring a raincoat or umbrella in case of a sudden downpour.
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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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