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Winter Wear in Japan! What should you wear?

When traveling Japan in , what kind of clothes should you wear? If you do not experience a cold in your home country, you may wonder what you should wear. On this page, I will introduce you helpful information about clothes when you travel in Japan in . I also prepared photographs of clothes below.

If you are going to Hokkaido, please refer to the following article.

Winter Wear in Hokkaido, Japan
Winter Wear in Hokkaido! What should you wear?

Hokkaido has a long winter and is very cold compared to Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. When traveling to Hokkaido in winter, please prepare thick winter clothes. I also recommend using disposable heat packs and so on. The best shoes are snow boots or snow trekking shoes (Sunotore), but if you just ...

You better wear a coat or jumper in winter

In general, Japanese living in Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku are wearing coats or jumpers from December until late February. Meanwhile, when we are in a warm building, we take off our coat and are wearing a jacket such as a sweater on our shirt.

Japanese living in Hokkaido will wear coats or jumpers by November. In December they are wearing a slightly thicker coat than Japanese people like Honshu. When it is cold, such as in the evening, they wear a woolen cap or wear gloves to keep it cold.

On the other hand, in Okinawa, there are a lot of people who do not wear coats even in winter. Every year, the Japanese archipelago will be quite similar in temperature everywhere (hot everywhere!), But in winter the temperature will vary considerably depending on the location.

In winter, I recommend that you prepare the most suitable clothes according to the place you go.

 

Examples of clothes to wear in Japanese winter

Below are the photographs of winter in Japan. I guess these are mainly photographs taken in Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku. Please refer to these photos and think about the clothes to wear when traveling in Japan.

If you go to Hokkaido or the highlands of Honshu, I think that you should wear slightly thicker clothes than the clothes seen in these pictures.

If you plan to stay in a wooden Japanese style building rather than a concrete building, clothes you wear in the room should be slightly thicker. For example, if you stay in a traditional private house in Kyoto, I think that warm clothes such as sweaters are indispensable indoors.

In Hokkaido, the outdoors are very cold, but the inside of the building is generally quite warm. The Japanese who live in Hokkaido have a habit of making the room warm enough in winter. They seem to be keeping their bodies warm all the time as they do not get cold as soon as they go outdoors.

If you are planning to stay in Okinawa, I think it's okay with a little thin clothing than the pictures below.

Of course, there will be individual differences. If you are not good at cold you may as well prepare more clothes than your friends. I wish your Japanese trip would be wonderful!

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Hokkaido is especially cold, so be careful!

If you travel Hokkaido in winter, be careful as it is much colder than Tokyo or Kyoto. About the clothes which should be worn in Hokkaido in winter, I added the following articles together with many photographs. If you like, please refer to it.

Winter Wear in Hokkaido, Japan
Winter Wear in Hokkaido! What should you wear?

Hokkaido has a long winter and is very cold compared to Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. When traveling to Hokkaido in winter, please prepare thick winter clothes. I also recommend using disposable heat packs and so on. The best shoes are snow boots or snow trekking shoes (Sunotore), but if you just ...

 

I appreciate you reading to the end.

 

 

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Bon KUROSAWA  I have long worked as a senior editor for Nihon Keizai Shimbun (NIKKEI) and currently work as an independent web writer. At NIKKEI, I was the editor-in-chief of the media on Japanese culture. Let me introduce a lot of fun and interesting things about Japan. Please refer to this article for more details.

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