3 Chome-15-1 Kasuga, Nishi Ward, Kumamoto, 860-0047 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)
December in Kumamoto Station is winter season. The average temperature in December is 8°C. For men and women, it is recommended to wear warm clothing, such as heavy jackets, sweaters, and coats, and multiple layers of clothing to keep the body warm. It is also recommended to wear thick socks and waterproof boots to keep the feet warm and dry. Hats, gloves, and scarfs are also necessary to keep the head, hands, and neck warm.
In January, Kumamoto Station experiences cool temperatures with an average temperature of 6°C. Visitors should expect cold days, especially during the early morning and at night, and pack warm clothing such as coats, jackets, and long-sleeved shirts to stay warm. The average precipitation during this month is 57.2 mm, and it is usually dry, with sunny days dominating the weather. It is also recommended to wear gloves, scarves, and warm socks to keep the extremities warm.
February is another cold month in Kumamoto Station with an average temperature of 7.4°C. Similar to January, the weather is dry, and visitors should expect mostly sunny days. The average precipitation in February is 83.2 mm. Visitors should continue to wear warm clothing such as coats, jackets, and long-sleeved shirts, as well as gloves, scarves, and warm socks to keep themselves warm.
In March, Kumamoto Station experiences mild temperatures with an average temperature of 10.9°C. Visitors can expect cool, pleasant weather and should bring light jackets or sweaters. The average precipitation during this month is 124.8 mm, and visitors should also bring an umbrella or raincoat as it may rain frequently. Additionally, it is recommended to wear layers of clothing that can be easily removed during warmer parts of the day.
April is a warm and pleasant month in Kumamoto Station, with an average temperature of 15.8°C. Visitors can expect plenty of sunshine and occasional rain showers, with an average precipitation of 144.9 mm. Visitors can pack light, breathable clothing such as T-shirts and shorts to stay comfortable during the day. However, it is recommended to bring a light jacket or sweater for the cooler evenings.
May is another warm and pleasant month in Kumamoto Station, with an average temperature of 20.5°C. The weather is generally dry, and visitors can expect plenty of sunshine. The average precipitation in May is 160.9 mm. It is recommended to pack light, breathable clothing such as T-shirts and shorts, as well as a light jacket or sweater for cooler evenings.
June is the beginning of the summer season in Kumamoto Station, with an average temperature of 23.7°C. The weather is generally hot and humid, and visitors should pack light, breathable clothing such as shorts, T-shirts, and summer dresses. The average precipitation in June is 448.5 mm, and visitors should pack an umbrella or raincoat, as well as sunscreen and a hat to protect themselves from the sun.
In July, Kumamoto Station experiences the hottest weather of the year, with an average temperature of 27.5°C. The weather is generally hot and humid, and visitors should pack light, breathable clothing such as shorts, T-shirts, and summer dresses. The average precipitation during this month is 386.8 mm, and it is recommended to pack an umbrella or raincoat, as well as sunscreen and a hat to protect against the sun.
August is another hot and humid month in Kumamoto Station, with an average temperature of 28.4°C. Visitors should pack light, breathable clothing such as shorts, T-shirts, and summer dresses to stay comfortable in the heat. The average precipitation during this month is 195.4 mm, and visitors should also pack an umbrella or raincoat and sunscreen to protect themselves against the sun.
Kumamoto Station experiences the beginning of the fall season in September. The average temperature in September is 25.2°C. It is a comfortable temperature that is not too hot or cold. The amount of precipitation in September is 172.6 mm. It is essential to keep an umbrella or a raincoat handy to prepare for occasional showers. For men and women, it is recommended to wear breathable clothes like cotton shirts and dresses, shorts, or skirts. Lightweight and comfortable sneakers or sandals are also recommended.
October in Kumamoto Station is the autumn season, and the temperature starts to drop. The average temperature in October is 19.6°C. The amount of precipitation in October is 87.1 mm. For men and women, it is recommended to wear layers of clothing, including long-sleeved shirts and jackets, as the temperature can vary throughout the day. It is also recommended to bring a raincoat or an umbrella to prepare for occasional showers.
November in Kumamoto Station is the end of autumn and the beginning of winter. The average temperature in November is 13.5°C. The amount of precipitation in November is 84.4 mm. For men and women, it is recommended to wear warmer clothes, such as jackets and coats, and layers of clothing. Comfortable and warm shoes, such as boots, are also recommended. It is essential to bring a hat and gloves to protect yourself from the cold.
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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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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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