1-chōme-14 Minamiedo, Matsuyama, Ehime 790-0062 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)
In December, Matsuyama has cold weather with an average temperature of 8.5°C. In December, people in Matsuyama should wear very warm clothing such as a heavy coat or parka. Men can wear a sweater or cardigan over a long-sleeved shirt with pants, while women can wear a sweater or cardigan over a blouse with pants or a skirt. It is also recommended to wear a hat, gloves, and a scarf to keep warm.
The average temperature in January is 6.2°C and the average precipitation is 50.9 mm. The weather is usually chilly. Both men and women should wear warm clothing such as sweaters, coats, scarves, and gloves. Women should wear thermal leggings or tights under pants or skirts.
The average temperature in February is 6.8°C and the average precipitation is 65.7 mm. Chilly days are still to come. Both men and women should wear warm clothing such as sweaters, coats, scarves, and gloves. Women should wear thermal leggings or tights under pants or skirts.
In March, the average temperature is 9.9°C, and the average precipitation is 105.1 mm. The weather starts to get warmer, but there may still be some occasional chilly days. Men and women should wear clothes that can be layered, such as a light sweater or a cardigan. It’s important to bring a raincoat or an umbrella to stay dry during the rainy season.
April’s average temperature is 14.8°C, and the average precipitation is 107.3 mm. The weather is usually mild, and it’s a great time to visit Matsuyama Station. Men and women should wear light clothing such as a t-shirt or a light sweater, and bring a light jacket for the evenings. It’s important to bring a raincoat or an umbrella to stay dry during the rainy season.
In May, the average temperature is 19.4°C, and the average precipitation is 129.5 mm. The weather is warm and pleasant, but there may be occasional rainy days. Men and women should wear light clothing such as a t-shirt, shorts, or a light skirt. It’s important to bring a raincoat or an umbrella to stay dry during the rainy season.
The average temperature in June is 22.9°C and the average rainfall is 228.7 mm. The rainy season lasts from the beginning of this month until around mid-July. Because of the high temperatures and humidity, light, breathable clothing is important. Men and women should wear T-shirts, shorts, and light skirts, and bring a light jacket or sweater for evenings.
The average temperature in July is 27.1 °C and the average precipitation is 223.5 mm. The rainy season lasts until around the middle of this month, followed by a full-blown hot summer. Because of the hot and humid climate, it is important to wear light, breathable clothing. Men and women should wear T-shirts, shorts, and light skirts, and bring a light jacket or sweater for the evenings.
In August, Matsuyama has hot and humid weather with an average temperature of 28.1°C. The precipitation is relatively low at 99 mm. In August, people in Matsuyama should wear light and breathable clothing made from natural fibers such as cotton and linen. Men can wear shorts and short-sleeved shirts, while women can wear summer dresses or skirts.
In September, the temperature in Matsuyama begins to cool down, with an average temperature of 24.6°C. The precipitation increases to 148.9 mm, and there may be occasional typhoons. In September, people in Matsuyama should wear light layers such as a light jacket or cardigan over a t-shirt or blouse. Men can wear pants and a long-sleeved shirt, while women can wear pants or a skirt with a blouse.
In October, the weather in Matsuyama is cooler with an average temperature of 19.1°C. The precipitation decreases to 113 mm. In October, people in Matsuyama should wear warmer clothing such as a sweater or jacket. Men can wear a long-sleeved shirt and pants, while women can wear pants or a skirt with a blouse and a light jacket.
November in Matsuyama is cool with an average temperature of 13.6°C. Precipitation is low at 71.3 mm, making it ideal for travel, and warm clothing such as coats and heavy jackets are recommended for Matsuyama in November. Men should wear pants with a sweater or cardigan over a long-sleeved shirt, and women should wear pants or a skirt with a sweater or cardigan over a blouse.
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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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