1-20 Hamanocho, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture 760-0011 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 average temperature in December is 8.1°C and the precipitation is 46.7 mm. December in Takamatsu can be quite cold. It is recommended to wear warm clothing made of fabrics such as wool or fleece. Men can wear a thick sweater or a jacket with long pants, while women can wear a warm sweater or a jacket with pants or a skirt. It is recommended to bring a warm coat, a scarf, gloves, and a hat.
The average temperature in Takamatsu in January is 5.9°C and the average precipitation is 39.4 mm. January is one of the coldest months of the year in Takamatsu, with temperatures often falling below freezing at night. In addition to a warm coat, hat, gloves, and boots, we recommend layering warm clothing such as sweaters and thermal underwear. It is also a good idea to carry an umbrella or raincoat in case of rain.
The average temperature in February is 6.3°C and the average precipitation is 45.8 mm. It is still cold in Takamatsu. We recommend that you wear the same clothing as in January, including a warm coat, gloves, hat, and boots. You may also want to wear layers of warm clothing to stay comfortable. It is also advisable to bring an umbrella or raincoat.
The average temperature in Takamatsu in March is 9.4°C, and the average precipitation is 81.4 mm. The temperature starts to increase in March, and the weather becomes milder. However, it can still be quite chilly, especially in the early morning and at night. It is recommended to wear a light jacket or coat, along with layers of clothing that can be easily added or removed as needed. An umbrella or raincoat is also advisable, as there is a possibility of rain.
In April, the average temperature is 14.7°C, and the average precipitation is 74.6 mm. The weather in Takamatsu in April is mild and comfortable, with temperatures ranging from cool to warm. It is recommended to wear lightweight clothing, such as a shirt or T-shirt, along with a light jacket or sweater. Bringing an umbrella or raincoat is still advisable as there is a chance of rain.
The average temperature in May is 19.8°C and the average precipitation is 100.9 mm. in May the weather is mild and ideal for travel. Lightweight clothing such as short-sleeved shirts and blouses are appropriate, and a light jacket or sweater is recommended for chilly weather.
In June, the average temperature is 23.3°C, and the average precipitation is 153.1 mm. The rainy season continues in Takamatsu in June, and it can be quite humid. It is advisable to wear lightweight, breathable clothing made of materials that wick away sweat, such as cotton or linen. Waterproof footwear and an umbrella or raincoat are recommended.
The average temperature in July is 27.5°C, and the average precipitation is 159.8 mm. July is one of the hottest months of the year in Takamatsu, and it can be quite humid. Lightweight, breathable clothing, such as shorts, skirts, or dresses, is recommended. A hat and sunglasses are also advisable, along with sunscreen to protect from the sun’s rays.
In August, the average temperature is 28.6°C, and the average precipitation is 106 mm. August is the hottest month of the year in Takamatsu, and it can be very humid. Similar to July, lightweight and breathable clothing is recommended, along with a hat and sunglasses. Sunscreen is also advisable, as well as a water bottle to stay hydrated.
The average temperature in September is 24.7°C and the precipitation is 167.4 mm. September in Takamatsu can be warm and humid, but temperatures are starting to decrease compared to the summer months. It is still common to experience hot and humid days, so it is recommended to wear light clothing made of breathable fabrics such as cotton. Men can wear shorts or pants and a t-shirt or a lightweight button-up shirt. Women can wear shorts or a skirt with a t-shirt, tank top or blouse. It is also recommended to bring a light jacket or cardigan for cooler mornings and evenings, especially if you are planning to explore the area around Takamatsu Station.
The average temperature in October is 19°C and the precipitation is 120.1mm. October is a great time to visit Takamatsu as the weather is cooler and less humid. It is recommended to wear long pants or jeans with a t-shirt or a lightweight sweater. Men can wear a light jacket or hoodie, while women can wear a light jacket or cardigan. Comfortable walking shoes are a must if you plan to explore the city.
The average temperature in November is 13.2°C and the precipitation is 55 mm. November is the start of the cooler season in Takamatsu. The weather can be unpredictable, so it is recommended to bring a mix of warm and cool clothing. Men can wear long pants with a sweater or a jacket, while women can wear pants or a skirt with a sweater or a jacket. A warm coat or parka is recommended for colder days. It is also recommended to bring a scarf, gloves, and a hat for added warmth.
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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
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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.
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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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