What To Wear When Travelling To Japan?

by Michael - TripleLights travel specialist

Located way up from the equator, Japan is a country that enjoys a four-season type of climate, much to the envy of its foreign visitors coming from tropical to extremely hot countries.   However, the rotating seasons brings drastic weather changes from time to time and it is an important thing to keep in mind particularly to those first time travelers to Japan on what to wear during on each season.  

 

Spring (March, April and May)  

What To Wear When Travelling To Japan?

Image by: http://wordpress.tokyotimes.org  

 

Bye Mr. Snowman! But the snow that is about to melt yet in various places of Japan still brings a chilling experience during your hanami viewing. Thinner jackets are now welcome although it is advisable to wear at least two layers of inner clothes to keep your body warm. Bringing a scarf and gloves can still be a necessity as the level of tolerance against cold temperature varies from person to person.  

 

Summer (June, July, August)  

What To Wear When Travelling To Japan?

Image by: http://planetyze.com  

 

Japan seems to be perfectly designed by nature, with its mountainous feature that brings colder weather all around the archipelago. But not during summer time, as things turns opposite. With an average 30⁰C temperature during the middle of the summer and with the entire country surrounded by sea which brings extreme humidity, thinner shirts and short sleeves as well as shorts, skirts are trendy. For those who will come to Japan to try the Kimono, brace yourselves for that thing is suitable only to wear during cold seasons. Sad right? But no worries, for the Japanese have always an alternative! The Yukata, or a thinner version of Kimono is as good as the latter, that can still provide the authentic Japanese look.  

 

Fall (September, October and November)  

What To Wear When Travelling To Japan?

Image by: http://cat.milkybird.com  

 

At the tail-end of August, temperatures will begin to drop again with a regular surge of windy days. The fall season is famous for its maple trees that begin to turn from green to orange or red orange as they wither away. This last quarter of the year is the perfect time to brandish out your casual jackets or sweaters as protection during the breezy afternoons and evenings. Depending on the weather condition, thicker apparels like coats can be worn already partnered with stylish boots.  

 

Winter (December, January and February)  

What To Wear When Travelling To Japan?

Image by: https://triplelights.com  

 

The year ends with an immense drop in the temperature, from an average of 10⁰C during day time that goes down to 1⁰C in the night or sometimes even lower, people in Japan are being prompted to wear the thickest kinds of clothes possible. Coats, earmuffs, knit caps and scarfs, gloves and other warm inner clothes to keep up with the regular activities inside and outside are the common things that should always be at your travel case during this rough season.  

 

The climate condition in Japan may not only bring hassle to your travel but it may cost you some health problems particularly when your body is just about to adjust with the temperature. The best is to prepare in advance, do your luggage checklist and wear comfortable clothes. Don’t forget to take note the customs and practices in Japan in which you cannot wear particular things at some places (e.g. wearing shoes/slippers inside a temple) so it’s not only about you, but as well as for your host destination to consider carefully what to wear to have an unforgettable and stylish travel experience.

Did you like my article?

If you are interested to know more and save your time during your trip to Japan, You can send a message to our local guides to get a customized itinerary and quotation for an unforgettable experience.

In the TripleLights website you can find the best professional guides all over Japan to help you plan your trip. Check our local guides for Japan


11 Mar 2016

Plan your trip to Japan

Chat with a local tour guide who can help organize your trip.
Get Started

Recent Tour Reviews

“ Completed our itinerary in full and got us back to our ship in good time ”

Excellent
43 minutes ago Traveler: Allan -   Tour Guide: Yuji

Yuji took the 4 of us up to 5th station Mt Fuji in his car. We had coffee at the top before descending to the Heritage Cente where we also visited the Shinto shrine. The drive back took us through the hills and not on Expressway. An excellent day out with Yuji easy to understand and very flexible with our itinerary.
read more

“ Very Accommodating ”

Excellent
46 minutes ago Traveler: Sandra -   Tour Guide: Keiko

We had a great 2 days with Keiko. She was punctual and flexible when we asked her to meet us at our hotel even though it was out of her way. We were able to adjust our itinerary each day based on what we wanted to do. She knew all the places to get free samples at the Tsukiji fish market. We wanted to sample Japanese food so she took us to several places. She pointed out the best places to take pi...
read more

“ Tokyo and hakone ”

Excellent
1 hour ago Traveler: Julie -   Tour Guide: Tomoko

What a great way to begin our time in japan! Tomoko was a delight to spend our day with! She was always on time, organized, friendly and easy to understand. She made us feel like family! Highly recommend her tour! Thank you again for your time!
read more

“ Osaka and Kyoto private tour ”

Excellent
2 hours ago Traveler: Clifton -   Tour Guide: Masaki

Masaki is an excellent guide. Being a previous history teacher, his knowledge allowed us to appreciated the sites much more. While English is his second language, he was understandable. We only had 10 hours during our cruise to see Osaka and the surrounding area, but he catered to the destinations and activities that we wanted in the short amount of time allowed. He also had good and prompt commun...
read more

“ Most prepared guide we’ve ever had. ”

Excellent
4 hours ago Traveler: Jane -   Tour Guide: MAKOTO

Right from the start, Mac did everything to make our tour as pleasant and comfortable and interesting as possible. He immediately provided us with some great visuals that clarified complex Japanese history and made the Osaka destinations come alive. They are so good we intend to keep these and share them with our friends. Mac introduced us to a typical Osaka lunch which was delicious. He helped us...
read more

“ Outstanding! ”

Excellent
7 hours ago Traveler: Bob -   Tour Guide: Toshihiro

Toshihiro met us at our hotel and we were off for a wonderful 2 day visit through Tokyo. He worked within our requests for the different venues and sights we wanted to see. He was totally flexible and met our needs. He was energetic and was cautious not to stretch us too far on walking. He expertly navigated us through the subway system. At the end of the second day he took us to the Tokyo train...
read more

“ Hideo Kashima Review ”

Excellent
7 hours ago Traveler: James -   Tour Guide: KASHIMA

Kashima was wonderful throughout a long day of touring. He was very knowledgeable about all sites visited. I highly recommend a tour led by Hideo.
read more

“ Only One day in Aomori ”

Excellent
15 hours ago Traveler: JITTI -   Tour Guide: Green Taxi

The driver is excellent, patients and service minds. Eventuality we being late behind schedule,he has no reaction except keep on smiling. Thank you very much. Jitti
read more

“ Excellent knowledge and friendliness. ”

Excellent
15 hours ago Traveler: Damir -   Tour Guide: Hideo

Hideo was very punctual and on time with his schedule. We enjoyed his company and kind nature. He was very knowledgeable about all places we visited, and helped us better understand Japan’s history and culture. We would definitely recommend his services.
read more

Related cities

Plan your trip to Japan

Chat with a local tour guide who can help organize your trip.
Get Started