1802-2 Oyatsu, Mashiki, Kamimashiki District, Kumamoto 861-2204 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 JMA does not publish archived data on snowfall at Kumamoto Airport.
In December, the average temperature drops further to 6.5°C, with an average precipitation of 67.4 mm. It’s recommended to wear a warm coat, scarf, hat, and gloves. Men can wear a heavy jacket or coat with pants, while women can wear a heavy coat with pants or a skirt. It’s also advisable to wear warm socks and boots.
The average temperature in Kumamoto Airport during January is 4.5°C. It is usually chilly and windy, and the skies are mostly clear. However, there may be some days with light rain, so it is recommended to bring an umbrella or raincoat. It is advisable to wear warm clothing, such as a heavy coat, sweaters, scarves, gloves, and boots. Men and women can wear warm pants and shirts or thermal undergarments to keep warm.
In February, the temperature in Kumamoto Airport averages 6.3°C. It is still cold, and there is a chance of occasional rainfall. One should carry a raincoat or an umbrella when going out. Layering is the key to staying warm, so it is best to wear thermal clothing, woolen sweaters, scarves, gloves, and a heavy coat. For both men and women, it is recommended to wear warm pants and shirts or thermal undergarments.
The temperature begins to rise in March, and the average temperature in Kumamoto Airport is 9.5°C. It is still chilly, so it is best to wear a heavy coat, sweaters, and scarves. However, as the temperature increases gradually throughout the month, one can start wearing lighter clothing towards the end of the month. Both men and women can wear light jackets, jeans, and shirts.
The temperature continues to rise in April, and the average temperature is 14.5°C. The weather is mostly mild, and the cherry blossoms are in full bloom in Kumamoto Airport. However, it can be rainy, so it is recommended to carry a raincoat or an umbrella. Men and women can wear light jackets or blazers with jeans or slacks. T-shirts, skirts, and dresses are also suitable for women.
In May, the temperature in Kumamoto Airport averages 19.3°C. The weather is mostly sunny and warm, but it can be humid. It is advisable to wear light clothing such as shorts, skirts, and T-shirts, and it is recommended to carry sunscreen and sunglasses. Men can wear light cotton shirts with shorts, while women can wear summer dresses or skirts.
The average temperature in Kumamoto Airport during June is 22.5°C. The weather is mostly hot and humid, with occasional rain. From this month to mid-July is the rainy season, which can bring torrential rains, so please pay attention to the weather forecast. It is best to wear light, breathable clothing such as cotton shirts, shorts, and skirts. It is also recommended to carry an umbrella or a raincoat. Men and women can wear summer clothing such as shorts, T-shirts, and light cotton dresses.
July is one of the hottest months at Kumamoto Airport, with an average temperature of 26.1℃. Please pay attention to the weather forecast as the rainy season lasts until around the middle of the month and can bring torrential rains. When the rainy season ends, it is full-blown summer. The humidity is high and the sun is strong, so we recommend that you carry sunscreen and a hat. Light and breathable clothing is recommended, including cotton T-shirts, shorts, skirts, and dresses. Men and women can wear comfortable shoes such as sandals or light sneakers.
The temperature in Kumamoto Airport during August averages 27°C. It is still hot and humid, and the sun can be intense, so it is recommended to wear light, breathable clothing, such as cotton T-shirts, shorts, skirts, and dresses. It is best to avoid tight and restrictive clothing. Men and women can wear sandals, light sneakers, or other comfortable shoes.
The average temperature in September is 23.8°C, with an average precipitation of 181.8 mm. September can be quite hot, so it’s recommended to wear lightweight and breathable clothing. Men can wear short-sleeved shirts or polo shirts with light pants or shorts. Women can wear skirts, sundresses, or shorts with a light blouse. It’s also advisable to bring a light jacket or sweater as the evenings can be cool.
In October, the average temperature drops to 18.3°C, with an average precipitation of 98.9 mm. It’s recommended to wear long-sleeved shirts, sweaters, or light jackets. Men can wear a long-sleeved shirt or sweater with light pants, while women can wear a light sweater or blouse with pants or a skirt. It’s advisable to bring an umbrella or a raincoat as there may be occasional rainfall.
In November, the average temperature drops to 12.4°C, with an average precipitation of 84.8 mm. It’s getting colder, so it’s recommended to wear a warm jacket, sweater, or coat. Men can wear a sweater or light jacket with pants, while women can wear a sweater or light jacket with pants or a skirt. It’s advisable to bring a hat, scarf, and gloves as the temperature drops further.
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Book early before the hotels are fully booked
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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.
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