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.
December in the Shingu area of Wakayama Prefecture has an average temperature of 9.9°C. During this month, the average precipitation is 109.6 mm, with the highest temperature reaching 14.3°C and the lowest temperature reaching 6.0°C. The average wind speed is 2.8 m/s and there are 194.2 hours of sunlight. December can be quite chilly, so it is important to bring warm clothing such as a thick coat, hat, and gloves. Women should consider wearing a scarf to stay warm and add style to their outfit. For men, wearing a sweater under a coat is a good idea.
In January, the average temperature is 7.6°C, with a high of 11.9°C and a low of 3.6°C. The average rainfall is 110.1mm. The average wind speed is 2.8m/s. For tourists visiting from abroad, it is recommended to dress in layers as the temperature can range from cold to mild throughout the day. For men, it is suggested to wear long-sleeve shirts and pants, along with a jacket or coat. Women can wear similar clothing, but with the addition of a scarf or hat to keep warm.
In February, the average temperature is 8.3°C, with a high of 13.2°C and a low of 4.0°C. The average rainfall is 151.8mm. The average wind speed is 2.9m/s. For tourists visiting from abroad, it is recommended to dress in layers as the temperature can still range from cold to mild throughout the day. For men, it is suggested to wear long-sleeve shirts and pants, along with a jacket or coat. Women can wear similar clothing, but with the addition of a scarf or hat to keep warm.
March in the Shinmiya area of Wakayama Prefecture has an average temperature of 11.3°C with the highest temperature reaching 15.7°C and the lowest temperature reaching 7.0°C. It receives an average of 259.8mm of precipitation, has an average wind speed of 2.8m/s, and has 196.4 hours of sunshine.
For tourists visiting from overseas, it is recommended to bring light jackets, as the temperature can still be cool and some days may require extra layers. Women can wear long-sleeved tops with light jackets and pants, and men can wear long-sleeved shirts and light jackets with pants.
April in the Shinmiya area of Wakayama Prefecture has an average temperature of 15.7°C with the highest temperature reaching 19.9°C and the lowest temperature reaching 11.5°C. It receives an average of 299.1mm of precipitation, has an average wind speed of 2.6m/s, and has 196.2 hours of sunshine.
For tourists visiting from overseas, it is recommended to bring light jackets and a raincoat, as it can rain often. Women can wear long-sleeved tops with light jackets and pants, and men can wear long-sleeved shirts and light jackets with pants. An umbrella is also a good idea.
May in Shingu area of Wakayama Prefecture typically has an average temperature of 19.4°C with a daily high of 23.3°C and daily low of 15.7°C. The area also sees 311.7mm of precipitation, with average wind speeds of 2.4m/s and 183.7 hours of sunshine.
For tourists visiting the area in May, it is recommended to bring light to medium layers as the temperature can range from warm to cool. Light jackets and pants are recommended for cooler days, while short sleeves and skirts are suitable for warmer days.
June in Shingu area of Wakayama Prefecture is the start of the rainy season, with an average temperature of 22.4°C, daily high of 25.8°C and daily low of 19.4°C. The area also experiences 444.6mm of precipitation, with average wind speeds of 2.1m/s and 127.4 hours of sunshine.
For tourists visiting the area in June, it is important to pack rain gear such as an umbrella and waterproof jackets or shoes. Medium to heavy layers are recommended to keep warm during the cool and rainy weather. For men, a raincoat and pants, with a shirt and sweater underneath, are recommended. For women, a raincoat or waterproof jacket, with a shirt and sweater, paired with rain pants or skirts, are recommended.
July in the Shingu area of Wakayama Prefecture is characterized by a relatively warm climate, with an average temperature of 26.3°C. The rain season typically ends by late July, with an average monthly precipitation of 342.2mm. The daily high temperature is around 30.0°C and the daily low temperature is around 23.3°C. The average wind speed is 2.0m/s, and the area receives an average of 174.4 hours of sunshine per month.
For tourists visiting the area, it is recommended to pack lightweight, breathable clothing such as cotton t-shirts and shorts, as well as a light rain jacket in case of any unexpected showers. For men, it is appropriate to wear short-sleeved shirts, shorts or lightweight pants, and comfortable shoes. For women, sundresses, skirts, or shorts with a light sweater or cardigan for cooler evenings is a good choice.
August in the Shingu area of Wakayama Prefecture has an average temperature of 27.2°C. The average monthly precipitation is 276.4mm. The daily high temperature is around 30.9°C and the daily low temperature is around 24.3°C. The average wind speed is 2.3m/s and the area receives an average of 209.7 hours of sunshine per month. August marks the beginning of the typhoon season, so it’s important to stay informed of weather updates and take necessary precautions.
For tourists visiting the area in August, it is recommended to pack lightweight, breathable clothing, as well as a rain jacket in case of any unexpected showers. As the typhoon season starts in August, it’s a good idea to bring waterproof gear such as raincoats and umbrella. For men, it is appropriate to wear short-sleeved shirts, shorts or lightweight pants, and comfortable shoes. For women, sundresses, skirts, or shorts with a light sweater or cardigan for cooler evenings is a good choice.
September in the Shingu area of Wakayama Prefecture is a month that experiences relatively warm temperatures and relatively high levels of precipitation. The average temperature for September is 24.6°C, with daily highs around 28°C and daily lows around 21.8°C. This is also a month where typhoons can be expected to pass through the region, so it is important to be prepared for sudden weather changes. The average wind speed for September is 2.5m/s, and there is a total of 145.8 hours of sunshine.
For visitors coming from overseas, it is recommended to bring light clothing such as short-sleeved shirts and shorts during the day, but to bring a light jacket or sweater for cooler evenings. For women, lightweight dresses, skirts, and sandals may also be suitable options. Men can wear light pants and shirts, as well as light jackets or sweaters if needed.
In October, temperatures in the Shingu area of Wakayama Prefecture cool down slightly compared to September, but still remain relatively mild. The average temperature for October is 20°C, with daily highs around 23.7°C and daily lows around 16.9°C. The average wind speed for October is 2.8m/s, and there is a total of 149.4 hours of sunshine. Precipitation levels in October are also relatively high, with a total of 401.0mm of precipitation expected.
For visitors coming from overseas, it is recommended to bring lightweight clothing such as long-sleeved shirts and light pants, as well as a light jacket or sweater for cooler evenings. For women, light dresses, skirts, and light jackets may also be suitable options. Men can wear long-sleeved shirts, light pants, and light jackets if needed.
November in the Shingu area of Wakayama Prefecture is typically mild with an average temperature of 15.0°C. The average high temperature is 19.1°C and the average low temperature is 11.4°C. The average rainfall in November is 184.0 mm, so visitors should bring rain gear. A windbreaker and an umbrella will come in handy, as the average wind speed is 2.7 m/s. The total sunshine in November is 165.1 hours.
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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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>>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.
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World Nomads: An online travel insurance service widely endorsed by travelers worldwide. They offer plans that cover adventurous activities and high-risk sports.
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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.
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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.