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)
There is no published data on snowfall.
In December, the average temperature is 9.4℃ and the average precipitation is 60.1 mm. The average high temperature is 12.0℃ and the average low temperature is 6.7℃. The average wind speed is 5.5 m/s. This month does not have any reported sunshine hours or snowfall. For visitors from overseas, it is recommended to bring warm jackets, coats, and scarves as the weather can be quite chilly. For men, a heavy coat, gloves, and a hat are recommended. For women, a warm coat, gloves, a hat, and a scarf are recommended.
January in the Kansai airport area is characterized by cool temperatures with an average temperature of 6.6°C and precipitation of 39.9mm. The highest daily temperature is 9.3°C, while the lowest daily temperature is 4.0°C. The average wind speed is 5.3 m/s and there is no information available for the total amount of snowfall or the maximum snow depth. It is advised for tourists visiting from overseas to bring warm clothing such as a coat, hat, and gloves.
February in the Kansai airport area is characterized by cool temperatures with an average temperature of 6.9°C and precipitation of 58.1mm. The highest daily temperature is 9.9°C, while the lowest daily temperature is 3.9°C. The average wind speed is 4.8 m/s and there is no information available for the total amount of snowfall or the maximum snow depth. It is advised for tourists visiting from overseas to bring warm clothing such as a coat, hat, and gloves.
In March, the average temperature in the Kansai airport area is 9.5°C, with a high of 13.2°C and a low of 6.2°C. The average precipitation is 90.2mm, and the average wind speed is 4.7m/s. Tourists visiting the area in March should bring a light jacket or sweater and an umbrella as it may rain.
In April, the average temperature in the Kansai airport area is 14.3°C, with a high of 18.4°C and a low of 10.7°C. The average precipitation is 82.7mm, and the average wind speed is 4.4m/s. April weather in Kansai can be quite pleasant, and tourists can expect to enjoy mild temperatures. Light clothing such as a t-shirt and a light jacket should be sufficient, and an umbrella may still be needed as it may rain.
May in the Kansai airport area has an average temperature of 19.1°C and receives 122.1 mm of precipitation. The daily high temperature can reach up to 23.4°C while the daily low temperature can drop down to 15.6°C. The average wind speed is 3.9 m/s. For tourists visiting from overseas, it is recommended to bring light clothing such as a t-shirt or blouse for women and a short-sleeved shirt for men, as well as an umbrella for the occasional rain.
June in the Kansai airport area has an average temperature of 22.8°C and receives 148.4 mm of precipitation. This is the start of the rainy season, so visitors should be prepared with a raincoat or umbrella. The daily high temperature can reach up to 26.7°C while the daily low temperature can drop down to 20.0°C. The average wind speed is 3.7 m/s. For tourists visiting from overseas, it is recommended to bring light clothing such as a light sweater or jacket for women and a long-sleeved shirt for men, as well as a raincoat or umbrella for the frequent rain.
In July, the average temperature in the Kansai Airport area is 26.6°C with a high of 30.3°C and a low of 24.1°C. The average precipitation is 168.1 mm and the average wind speed is 4.0 m/s.
For visitors from overseas, it is recommended to wear light and breathable clothing such as cotton shirts and shorts. A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are also recommended to protect from the sun.
In August, the average temperature in the Kansai Airport area is 28.3°C with a high of 32.4°C and a low of 25.6°C. The average precipitation is 92.8 mm and the average wind speed is 4.0 m/s. There is no data available for the amount of daylight and snow depth.
For visitors from overseas, it is recommended to wear light and breathable clothing such as cotton shirts and shorts. A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are also recommended to protect from the sun. Light jackets or sweaters may be necessary in air-conditioned places.
September has an average temperature of 25.2°C, with the highest temperature reaching 28.6°C and the lowest temperature being 22.5°C. The average rainfall is 130.7 mm. The average wind speed is 4.2 m/s.
For visitors coming from overseas, it is recommended to bring light summer clothing, such as short sleeves, skirts, and shorts, and a light jacket for the occasional cool breeze. Umbrellas or rain jackets may be necessary if it rains.
October has an average temperature of 19.9°C, with the highest temperature reaching 23.0°C and the lowest temperature being 17.1°C. The average rainfall is 153.3 mm. The average wind speed is 4.5 m/s.
For visitors coming from overseas, it is recommended to bring light clothing such as long-sleeved shirts and pants, and a light jacket or sweater for the cooler weather. Umbrellas or rain jackets may be necessary if it rains.
In November, the average temperature is 14.8℃ and the average precipitation is 74.0 mm. The average high temperature is 17.5℃ and the average low temperature is 11.9℃. The average wind speed is 4.5 m/s. For visitors from overseas, it is recommended to bring light jackets or coats for the cool and potentially damp weather. For men, a light sweater or a light jacket and pants are recommended. For women, a light sweater or a light jacket, a skirt, or pants are 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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>> Visit KAYAK's official website
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.
>>Visit Japan Rail Pass's website
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.
>>Visit Viator's official website
>>Visit GetYourGuide's official website
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
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.
Here we introduce online travel insurance services that are popular worldwide.
World Nomads: An online travel insurance service widely endorsed by travelers worldwide. They offer plans that cover adventurous activities and high-risk sports.
>>Visit World Nomads' official website
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.
>>Visit AIG Travel Guard's official website
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.