111 Higashihonjicho, Tottori, 680-0835 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 ushers in the winter season in Tottori Prefecture, with cooler temperatures and occasional snowfall. The average temperature in December is 6.8 degrees Celsius, with an average precipitation of 218.4 millimeters and snowfall of 27 cm. the weather in December is cold and windy, so it is advisable to dress warmly and carry a heavy jacket or coat. Men should wear a heavy coat or down jacket, warm pants or jeans, a hat, scarf, and gloves. Women should wear warm clothing such as heavy coats or jackets, warm dresses or pants, and carry hats, scarves, and gloves.
The average temperature in January is 4.2°C, and it is the coldest month of the year. The weather is often cloudy, and there are occasional snowfalls. The average precipitation is 201.2 mm. It is important to dress warmly during this month, with layers and a heavy coat. Men should wear a coat, sweater, and long pants, while women should wear a coat, a warm sweater, long pants or a skirt with thick stockings.
February has an average temperature of 4.7°C, and the weather is similar to January, with occasional snowfall and cloudy skies. The average precipitation is 154 mm. As with January, it is important to dress warmly in layers with a heavy coat to stay comfortable. Men should wear a coat, sweater, and long pants, while women should wear a coat, a warm sweater, long pants or a skirt with thick stockings.
March has an average temperature of 7.9°C, and the weather starts to get a bit warmer. However, the weather is still cold, and there is occasional rainfall. The average precipitation is 144.3 mm. It is important to bring a warm coat, as well as rain gear to stay dry. Men should wear a coat, sweater, and long pants, while women should wear a coat, a warm sweater, long pants or a skirt with thick stockings.
April has an average temperature of 13.2°C, and the weather starts to get much warmer. However, it is still advisable to wear layers and bring a light jacket or sweater, as the weather can still be chilly. The average precipitation is 102.2 mm. Men should wear a sweater, light jacket, and long pants, while women should wear a light jacket, a warm sweater, and long pants or a skirt.
May has an average temperature of 18.1°C, and the weather is generally pleasant. It is a good idea to bring a light jacket or sweater for the cooler evenings. The average precipitation is 123 mm. Men can wear a shirt with a light jacket and long pants, while women can wear a shirt with a light jacket, long pants or a skirt.
June marks the beginning of summer with an average temperature of 22°C (72°F). The rainy season begins, so be sure to carry an umbrella. Average precipitation is 146 mm. It gets cooler in the evenings, so it is a good idea to bring a light jacket or sweater. Men should wear shirts and light pants or shorts, and women should wear shirts and skirts or light pants.
July is one of the hottest months of the year, with an average temperature of 26.2°C. The climate is usually hot and humid, and the rainy season lasts until around the 20th. The average precipitation is 188.6 mm. To stay cool, it is important to wear lightweight clothing made of breathable materials, and light rain jackets are worn in rainy weather. Men should wear shirts and light pants or shorts, and women should wear shirts and skirts or light pants.
August is another hot and humid month, with an average temperature of 27.3°C. The weather is similar to July, with occasional rainfall. The average precipitation is 128.6 mm. It is important to wear lightweight clothing made of breathable fabric to stay cool, with a light rain jacket in case of rain. Men can wear light pants or shorts with a shirt, while women can wear a shirt with a skirt or light pants.
September in Tottori is a bit cooler than September with an average temperature of 22.9 degrees Celsius. The weather is unstable during the transition from summer to autumn, and rainfall is likely, so it is advisable to carry an umbrella or raincoat. The average rainfall for this month is 225.4 mm. Men are advised to wear light pants or shorts, a T-shirt or casual shirt, and carry a light jacket or sweater in case of cold weather. Women are advised to wear light dresses or skirts, T-shirts or blouses, and carry a light jacket or cardigan.
October in Tottori marks the beginning of autumn in earnest, and temperatures begin to drop as the month progresses. The average temperature for the month is 17.2 degrees Celsius, and precipitation begins to decrease as well; the average precipitation for October is 153.6 mm. October is generally pleasant, with clear skies and cool temperatures. Men are advised to wear pants or light jeans, a long-sleeved shirt or light jacket, and a scarf for warmth. Women should wear dresses, long skirts, or light pants and carry a jacket or cardigan.
November is even more autumnal, and it is the time when the leaves begin to change color. The average temperature in November is 11.9 degrees Celsius, and precipitation continues to decrease; the average precipitation in November is 145.9 millimeters. the weather in November can be unstable, with occasional rain and wind, so it is best to carry a waterproof jacket and umbrella. Men should wear a sweater or light jacket, long pants or jeans, a scarf and hat. Women should dress warmly in sweaters, long skirts, and light pants, and carry a warm jacket or coat.
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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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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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Organize your reservation information
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