2 Tsuruoka, Kushiro, Hokkaido 084-0926 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)
November in Kushiro is considered cold with temperatures around 4°C on average. Visitors should prepare for rain, snow, and strong winds, so a warm coat, hat, gloves, and waterproof boots are necessary. Layers of clothing such as long-sleeved shirts, sweaters, and pants made of warm materials are recommended.
December in Kushiro is considered winter with temperatures averaging around -2.5°C. Visitors should expect snow and strong winds, so warm clothing such as a heavy coat, hat, gloves, and waterproof boots are necessary. Layers of clothing such as long-sleeved shirts, sweaters, and pants made of warm materials are recommended.
January in Kushiro airport is known for being very cold, with an average temperature of -5.5°C. Visitors from overseas should be prepared for the cold weather and pack warm clothing such as heavy coats, gloves, and hats. Men should wear thick winter jackets, boots, and long johns, while women can wear insulated pants and parkas along with warm boots.
February weather in Kushiro airport is similar to January, with average temperatures hovering around -5°C. It’s important to still dress warmly and in layers, especially when going outdoors. Men can wear warm pants, insulated jackets, and gloves, while women can add extra layers like thermal leggings and a scarf.
In March, the temperature in Kushiro airport begins to warm up slightly, with an average temperature of -0.8°C. However, it is still important to wear warm clothing as the weather can be unpredictable. Men can wear thicker jackets and pants, while women can wear winter boots and long-sleeved tops.
April brings a noticeable change in the weather, with average temperatures reaching 3.8°C. Visitors can start to lighten their clothing, but still wear warm layers for the occasional chilly day. Men can wear lighter jackets, while women can wear spring jackets and scarves.
May is a great time to visit Kushiro airport, with average temperatures reaching 8.9°C. Visitors can wear lighter clothing, such as long-sleeved shirts and pants, along with light jackets and sneakers. Men can wear comfortable pants and sneakers, while women can wear light skirts and sandals.
June is the start of summer in Kushiro airport, with average temperatures reaching 12.6°C. Visitors can wear summer clothing, such as short-sleeved shirts, shorts, and sandals. Men can wear shorts and a t-shirt, while women can wear sundresses and sandals.
July in Kushiro Airport is relatively warm with temperatures around 16.3°C on average. Visitors should be prepared for a mixture of sun and occasional showers, so it is advisable to carry an umbrella. Light clothing such as short sleeves and pants made of breathable materials are recommended, but also bring a light jacket or sweater for cooler days.
August in Kushiro is usually warm with temperatures around 18.5°C. There may be some occasional showers, so it is best to bring a waterproof jacket and an umbrella. Light clothing such as short sleeves and pants made of breathable materials are recommended, but also bring a light jacket or sweater for cooler days.
September in Kushiro is a transition period from summer to autumn, with temperatures averaging around 16°C. Visitors can expect some rain and cool breezes, so a waterproof jacket, light sweater, and an umbrella are essential. Light clothing such as long sleeves and pants made of breathable materials are recommended.
October in Kushiro is considered autumn, with temperatures averaging around 10.3°C. Visitors can expect more rainfall and cool breezes, so a waterproof jacket, warm sweater, and an umbrella are recommended. It’s also a good idea to bring a light hat and gloves for added warmth.
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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
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.