What to Pack When You’re Going to Japan According to Seasons

Your one-stop click on what to bring to your Japan trip!

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When we think of travel, we think of four things: (1) where to go, (2) where to stay, (3) where to eat, and (4) what to wear. To make your trip 100% fun and fashionable, we’re taking taking the guesswork out of your travel OOTDs, and giving you the lowdown on what to pack depending on the Land of the Rising Sun’s seasons. 


Winter 


If your trip to Japan falls within the months of December, January, and February, then brace yourself for a winter solstice. Like most countries that experience the winter season, the coolness of the weather depends on where you’ll be staying. If you’re visiting big cities like Tokyo and Osaka, then you may expect less snowfall compared to the Northern parts of the city. 


What to pack:


1. Outerwear


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Japan weather is already cool on its own, and you can expect it to get even colder during the winter season. Bring along two outerwear pieces with you during the trip
—a functional puffer jacket you can wear during the day and chic shearling jacket for your night out look. 


2. Tops & Dresses


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White tees usually make it to the luggage regardless of what trip one will be taking, but not this time. Opt for long-sleeved tops, knits, and dressy sweaters you can wear on their own or layer with other pieces.  


3. Bottoms 


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Pack a pair (or two, depending on the length of your trip) of denim jeans you can wear over and over during your trip. You can wear them with a sweater for a casual outfit or wear it under a dress for a dressier look
—the pairings are endless.


4. Shoes 


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Take advantage of the cooler weather you won’t normally experience in the Philippines and rock a pair of pom-pom boots! For a failsafe option, a pair of chunky sneaks will do the trick, too. 


5. Accessories


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Enjoy walking around the city without having to lug a big bag around with a backpack big enough to fit all your essentials.
Add a pair or two of gloves, too!


Spring 


Spring in Japan is a tourist favorite for a good reason. It is after all the time when the cherry blossoms or
sakura are in full bloom. Often called the most beautiful season of the country, it makes outfit planning even harder because you would want to match the beautiful scenery you’ll be taking pictures in. 

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What to pack:


1. Outerwear 


Zara/H&M


Although the winter season is over, it can still get cold during spring. Pack a bold, oversized denim jacket for the colder days and a lightweight cardigan for a more feminine style.


2. Tops & Dresses 


Mango/Zara


Complement the light and airy cherry blossoms season and go for flowy blouses and floral dresses! 


3. Bottoms 


Mango/H&M


Bring a pair of denim jeans with you during the trip and even get away with trendy, slightly ripped styles. Pack a pair of dressier trousers you can wear for your dinner plans as well. 


4. Shoes 


Charles & Keith / Parfois


Think slip-on sneakers you can use to walk around the city in. Remember, spring in Japan means Spring Festivals to attend. Pack a pair of ballet flats for an extra option, too! 


5. Accessories 


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If you’re not up to wearing a jacket, scarves are a great alternative in keeping you warm. Plus, it doubles as a headband or a cute accessory to your bag, too. 


Summer 


Visit Japan during the months of June, July, and August, and you’re in for a lively and eventful trip. Marvel at the bright and breathtaking firework displays the Japanese call
hanabi taikai and get enthralled with their popular summer festivals you wouldn’t want to miss when in Japan. 


What to pack:


1. Outerwear 


ForMe / H&M


Although summer in Japan is warmer, the weather is still cooler than in the Philippines and occasional rain showers are still bound to happen. Skip the heavy-duty jackets and opt for light pieces like a cardigan or a kimono jacket. 


2. Tops & Dresses 


Mango / ForMe


Think camis, tees, midi, and even maxi dresses! Pick pieces that can easily take you from food-hopping to festival partying in a snap. 


3. Bottoms
 


ForMe / Zara


Skip the denim jeans and opt for denim cut-offs instead. Bring skirts—from minis to maxis—for breezier and dressier options. 


4. Shoes 


Charles & Keith / H&M


You can get away with wearing bright sandals or even trendy block heels during summer time in Japan. 


5. Accessories 


Parfois


Don’t forget to pack your go-to pair of sunnies to shield your eyes from the rays of the sun and a handy umbrella in case of random rain showers. 


Fall 


If cherry blossoms do not excite you, then maybe the colorful
koyo during the months of September, October, and November will! 


What to pack:


1. Outerwear


Zara / Mango

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While the weather is still warm in September, it can get chilly when October hits, which makes packing for outerwear non-negotiable. Instead of a usual jacket, bring along a statement vest to keep you warm while still creating a style impact. Better yet, you can also bring a kimono jacket and pay homage to the country you’re visiting. 


2. Tops and Dresses


Zara / H&M


Dress to the theme of the red leaves you will find in Japan during the season and go for rich, fall colors like burnt reds, mustards, and rust. 


3. Shoes


Charles & Keith / Parfois


Pack a pair of sandals you can wear when the weather is warm and swap them for a pair of ankle boots when the winds arrive. Both are fashionable and easy to walk in
—an easy win-win. 


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