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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, the weather becomes even colder, and the average temperature drops to 2.4°C. The precipitation in December is 97.2 mm, and there is a significant amount of snowfall. Winter clothing is essential, including a warm winter coat, boots, gloves, and a hat. Thermal undergarments and socks are recommended for added warmth. Men and women should wear long pants or jeans and a warm sweater or hoodie.
January is the coldest month in Yamagata, with an average temperature of -0.1°C. The average snowfall reaches 103 cm. Visitors should prepare for cold and snowy weather. We recommend wearing thick winter coats, woolen sweaters, thermal underwear, and warm pants for both men and women. Accessories such as gloves, scarves, and hats are also recommended to keep you warm.
February is still cold, but temperatures start to rise slowly with an average temperature of 0.4°C. The average snowfall reaches 79 cm. We recommend similar clothing as January with maybe a lighter coat, woolen sweaters, and pants, but still warm enough to fight the cold temperatures.
The average temperature in March is 4.0°C. The weather starts to get warmer, and snow begins to melt in this month. The average precipitation level in March is 72.1 mm. March is still cold and requires warm clothes, but as the weather is milder than the previous two months, visitors may wear lighter layers of clothing such as lighter jackets or thick sweaters, warm pants or jeans, thermal underwear, and accessories like gloves and hats.
The weather in April is generally mild, with an average temperature of 10.2°C. We recommend wearing a raincoat, as well as light jackets or sweaters. Men and women should wear pants, jeans, or skirts with thick stockings or leggings. You may also need a pair of waterproof shoes.
May is still mild with an average temperature of 16.2°C. Visitors should wear light layers of clothing such as light jackets, T-shirts, and long pants, or skirts with stockings or leggings. You may not need thermal clothing this month. Accessories such as sunglasses and hats are also recommended for sunny days.
June marks the beginning of summer in Yamagata, with an average temperature of 20.3°C. The average precipitation level is 104.8 mm, so you should carry an umbrella. Lightweight clothing such as T-shirts, shorts, and skirts can be worn during the daytime. Men and women can also wear light jackets or sweaters in case the weather gets chilly.
July is the hottest month in Yamagata, with an average temperature of 23.9°C. The precipitation level is similar to June, with an average of 187.2 mm. You should wear light, breathable clothing like T-shirts, shorts, and skirts. Men and women can wear light cotton pants as well. Accessories such as sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen are also recommended.
August has similar temperatures to July, with an average temperature of 25°C. The precipitation level is lower than July, with an average of 153.0 mm. Lightweight clothing like T-shirts, shorts, skirts, and cotton pants are suitable. We recommend carrying a light jacket or sweater as it might be useful during the night. Sunscreen and hats are also necessary to protect yourself from the sun.
In September, the weather begins to cool down, but it is still relatively warm with an average temperature of 20.6°C. The precipitation in September is 123.8 mm. It is still fairly humid, but less so than in the summer months. A light jacket or cardigan may be needed in the morning or evening, but during the day, a light shirt and pants or shorts should suffice for both men and women.
In October, the weather continues to cool down, and the average temperature drops to 14.1°C. The precipitation in October is 105.1 mm, and there may be some windy days as well. A jacket or coat may be needed, especially in the evening or early morning when it can be quite chilly. Long pants or jeans and a long-sleeved shirt or sweater are recommended for both men and women.
In November, the weather becomes much colder with an average temperature of 7.7°C. Snowfall begins in some areas. Warm winter clothing is necessary, including a heavy coat or jacket, boots, and warm socks. Men and women should also wear long pants or jeans and a warm sweater or hoodie.
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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.
▼Tokyo Disney Resort
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>>Visit Viator's Tokyo Disneyland page
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>>Visit GetYourGuide's Tokyo Disneyland page
>>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.
Here we introduce online travel insurance services that are popular worldwide.
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.