3 Chome Shuriteracho, Naha, Okinawa 903-0806 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 pinpoint weather archive data for Shuri Station. Therefore, the following table and explanations are based on archived data for the entire city of Naha, where Shuri Station is located.
In December, the weather in Naha becomes cooler, with occasional rainfall and a higher chance of cloudy skies. The average temperature is around 19°C. It is recommended to wear warm layers, such as long-sleeved shirts, sweaters, and pants, as well as closed-toe shoes or boots. It may also be necessary to bring a light rain jacket or umbrella.
January is one of the coolest months in Naha with an average temperature of 17.3 °C. It is the driest month with only 101.6 mm of rainfall on average. Despite this, it is still important to bring rain gear as it can rain unexpectedly in Naha. Since it can still be cool, long-sleeved shirts and light jackets are recommended for both men and women. For women, a scarf or shawl can also be useful to keep warm. It is also a good idea to wear comfortable shoes for walking around and exploring the city.
In February, the temperature starts to increase slightly to an average of 17.5 °C. While still relatively dry, it receives more rainfall than January with an average of 114.5 mm. The weather is similar to January, so the clothing recommendations remain the same. Long-sleeved shirts and light jackets for both men and women and a scarf or shawl for women are recommended. Comfortable shoes are also recommended for exploring the city.
In March, the temperature increases again to an average of 19.1 °C. It is the rainiest month in Naha with an average of 142.8 mm of rainfall. It is recommended to bring a raincoat or umbrella to stay dry while exploring the city. The clothing recommendations are the same as for January and February with long-sleeved shirts and light jackets recommended for both men and women. Women may want to wear a scarf or shawl to keep warm.
In April, the temperature continues to rise to an average of 21.5 °C. It is still relatively rainy with an average of 161 mm of rainfall. It is recommended to bring a raincoat or umbrella to stay dry. Short-sleeved shirts and shorts are recommended for both men and women as it can start to get warm. Women may also want to bring a light cardigan or scarf for cooler evenings.
May is one of the warmest months in Naha with an average temperature of 24.2 °C. It is also the start of the rainy season with an average of 245.3 mm of rainfall. It is important to bring rain gear as it can rain for several days in a row during this season. Short-sleeved shirts and shorts are recommended for both men and women. Women may also want to bring a light cardigan or scarf for cooler evenings.
In June, the temperature continues to increase to an average of 27.2 °C. It is the rainiest month of the year in Naha with an average of 284.4 mm of rainfall. Rain gear is essential during this month as it can rain for extended periods of time. Short-sleeved shirts and shorts are recommended for both men and women. Women may also want to bring a light cardigan or scarf for cooler evenings.
July is the hottest month in Naha with an average temperature of 29.1 °C. It is still very rainy with an average of 188.1 mm of rainfall. Rain gear is essential during this month as well. Short-sleeved shirts and shorts are recommended for both men and women. Women may also want to bring a light cardigan or scarf for cooler evenings.
August is similar to July in terms of temperature and rainfall. The average temperature is 29.0 °C and the average rainfall is 240 mm. Rain gear is essential for staying dry during this month. Short-sleeved shirts and shorts are recommended for both men and women. Women may also want to bring a light cardigan or scarf for cooler evenings.
The weather in Naha in September is still very warm and humid, with occasional rainfall. The average temperature is around 27.9°C. It is recommended to wear light and breathable clothing, such as cotton or linen shirts, shorts or skirts, and sandals. However, it is also important to bring a light jacket or sweater for the cooler nights and air-conditioned buildings.
In October, the temperature in Naha starts to cool down slightly, with more comfortable temperatures and lower humidity. The average temperature is around 25.5°C. It is recommended to wear light and comfortable clothing, such as cotton shirts, light pants, and comfortable shoes or sandals. It may be necessary to bring a light jacket or sweater for cooler evenings.
In November, the weather in Naha is pleasant, with cooler temperatures and less humidity. The average temperature is around 22.5°C. It is recommended to wear light layers, such as long-sleeved shirts, light pants, and comfortable shoes or sandals. It may be necessary to bring a light jacket or sweater for cooler evenings.
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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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