Tokyo, Japan’s capital city, is attracting attention from around the world with the Tokyo Olympics scheduled for 2021.
Tokyo is one of the most popular destinations for both business and leisure travelers, and we’ll show you what to wear in each season to make your trip to Tokyo a pleasant one.
- March and April in Tokyo are still cold!
- May is a great time to travel with its warm and sunny weather!
- June is the rainy season.
- July and August are the height of summer, so wear short sleeves! However, it is a good idea to bring a jacket.
- September is the season of autumn, but the days are still hot.
- October and November is the season when autumn is in full swing.
- December to February is the cold winter season in Tokyo.
- Summary: Choose your clothes according to the season!
March and April in Tokyo are still cold!
It’s still cold in Tokyo in March and April!
In Japan, spring arrives in March, and the cherry blossoms begin to bloom around this time of year.
In Japan, spring arrives in March and the cherry blossoms begin to bloom in this month of March. Although the sunshine continues to warm the days, March still has a minimum temperature of 6.2 degrees Celsius and a maximum temperature of 15.4 degrees Celsius, and April also has a minimum temperature of 7.9 degrees Celsius and a maximum temperature of 19 degrees Celsius.
Therefore, it is best to prepare a light outer layer and adjust it according to the time of day, so it is best to spend the day wearing a trench coat, light blouson, or denim jacket.
Especially in early to mid-March, it is still cold like February, so many people wear light knits and coats depending on the day.
If it is early March, it is a good idea to have a coat, scarf, or stole with you.
From mid-March to April, many people wear light outerwear, so it is safe to go out with one light outerwear.
May is a great time to travel with its warm and sunny weather!
In May, the weather is warm and sunny, making it a good season for travel.
In May, the daily minimum temperature is 15.6 degrees Celsius and the daily maximum temperature is 24.0 degrees Celsius, which is relatively warm and comfortable for spring in Tokyo.
Therefore, there are many days when a thin outer layer is not necessary and only inner wear is sufficient.
If you are worried about getting chilled, it is a good idea to bring a light cardigan.
June is the rainy season.
June is the rainy season.
June is a warm month with a daily minimum temperature of 19.8 degrees Celsius and a daily maximum temperature of 27.5 degrees Celsius, but it is also the start of the rainy season, which is the typical season of early summer in Japan.
Although the temperature is warm, the weather is hot and humid due to the continuous cold rain and high humidity.
For this reason, it is best to wear a short-sleeved top, t-shirt, cut-and-sewn shirt, or blouse as an inner layer, and a long-sleeved light cardigan or shirt over it, or a light blouson for men.
Rain gear is a must, so an umbrella or folded umbrella is a must.
A folding umbrella is recommended because a regular umbrella is too bulky.
Also, it is convenient to have rain shoes for your feet.
If you are a woman, you can buy cheap and stylish shoes that do not look like rain shoes in Japan.
July and August are the height of summer, so wear short sleeves! However, it is also a good idea to bring a jacket.
Summer in Tokyo is extremely hot.
Tokyo’s summers are extremely hot, and the city’s location in the center of Tokyo causes the heat island effect, which inevitably leads to high temperatures.
In July, the daily minimum temperature is 21.8℃, and the daily maximum is 27.7℃. In August, the daily minimum temperature is 25.3℃, and the daily maximum is 34.1℃.
Short-sleeved, sleeveless, camisole, etc. are sufficient to wear as you would in a tropical resort.
However, the sun is very strong and ultraviolet rays are a concern, so be sure to wear sunscreen, a parasol, a cap or hat to prevent heat stroke, and keep hydrated.
When sightseeing in Tokyo, many people will spend their time indoors or use public transportation such as trains.
Basically, the air conditioning is very effective indoors, and some people feel chilly.
If you are sensitive to cold, it is recommended that you carry a long-sleeved light shirt or cardigan with you to adjust the temperature.
September is the season of autumn, but the days are still hot.
September is a cool autumn season in Japan, but in fact, September in Tokyo is still hot enough to be called late summer.
As you can see from the fact that the daily minimum and maximum temperatures for September in 2020 are 21.5℃ and 28.1℃, respectively, the impression is that there is still a hot summer left.
Therefore, as in July and August, short sleeves, sleeveless and camisoles are sufficient for the season.
If you have short sleeves, it will be enough.
October and November is the season when autumn is in full swing.
In October, Tokyo finally begins to enter its autumn season.
The daily minimum temperature is 14.4 degrees Celsius and the daily maximum temperature is 21.4 degrees Celsius, and in November, the daily minimum temperature is 10.1 degrees Celsius and the daily maximum temperature is 18.6 degrees Celsius.
In November, the daily minimum temperature is 10.1 degrees Celsius and the daily maximum temperature is 18.6 degrees Celsius.
It gets cold in mid to late November, so it is a good idea to wear thick outerwear with a liner or light knitwear.
There are many fashionable Japanese people in Tokyo, so many of them get an early head start on autumn and wear knitwear in November.
In the same way, why don’t you try wearing knitwear ahead of time to keep warm and to enjoy fashion?
December to February is the cold winter season in Tokyo.
December to February is the winter season in Japan.
Tokyo is also very cold during this season, and you cannot live without outerwear, so a coat is a must.
In December, the daily minimum temperature is 3.7°C and the daily maximum is 12.3°C. In January, the daily minimum temperature is 1.3°C and the daily maximum is 10.3°C. In February, the daily minimum temperature is 3.3°C and the daily maximum is 14.0°C.
Tokyo’s winters are so cold that temperatures can reach below freezing in the morning and evening.
For this reason, it is recommended to wear a wool coat or down coat to protect yourself from the cold.
It is also a good idea to wear thick knitwear such as wool for inner wear, a scarf or stole to warm up your neck, and gloves to keep your hands warm.
Many tourists from overseas come from countries where the weather is warm all year round.
In Tokyo, you can buy fashions that match the season, so it is a good idea to buy them after your visit to Tokyo.
Tokyo is not only a city of luxury brands, but also a city of fast fashion and reasonably priced, fashionable brands, so you will be able to find the perfect fashion set that fits your budget.
If you don’t need a coat because you don’t need to wear outerwear in your home country, you can buy a fleece jacket that will keep you warm easily at a relatively low price and is recommended even in cold winters.
Tokyo winters are surprisingly prone to snowfall and accumulation, so if you are worried about cold feet, you may want to purchase boots.
Also, if you are a woman and want to wear a skirt, you can wear thick tights to stay warm.
In Japan, you can find thick tights such as 80 denier and 160 denier lined tights.
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Summary: Choose your clothes according to the season!
What do you think?
Unlike Hokkaido and other areas of Japan, Tokyo has little difference in temperature between spring and winter, and some people may have thought it would be easy to live in.
Surprisingly, however, summers are very hot, and winters are very cold, with temperatures sometimes dropping below 0 degrees Celsius and lots of snow depending on the year.
Please take a look at the recommended clothing for each season in this article, and enjoy your trip to Tokyo wearing the most appropriate clothing.