Our guide’s “Clothing Advice” for coming to Kamikochi

Temperature transition in Kamikochi, and Recommended clothing

We will introduce you to the recommended clothing according to each season.
This is for hiking/walking around in the Kamikochi area (Taisho Pond ~ Tokusawa), and not for mountain climbing.

The temperature varies according to the year or the day.
We update the latest temperature and clothing information on “TODAY’S KAMIKOCHI and Clothing Advice”(Japanese text only), so please also have a look.

Month Average peak temperature Reference: Tokyo
Apr. 7.4℃ 19.0℃
May 14.3℃ 22.9℃
Jun. 17.1℃ 25.5℃
Jul. 21.2℃ 29.2℃
Aug. 22.4℃ 30.8℃
Sep. 17.3℃ 26.9℃
Oct. 12.7℃ 21.5℃
Nov. 9.7℃ 16.3℃
Month Daytime Morning/Evening One tip advice
Late April Fleece jacket, Gloves, Beanie + Down jacket, Neck warmer There is snow left, so dress well around your foot.
Early May Fleece jacket, Gloves, Hat + Down jacket, Neck warmer Snow falls but also strong sunshine during the day.
Late May Windbreaker, Hat + Fleece jacket, Gloves Gets mild but sometimes gets frosty
Early June Windbreaker, Hat + Fleece jacket, Gloves Big difference from day to day, so please check the weather forecast
Late June Windbreaker, Hat + Fleece jacket It feels cold when it rains
Early July Windbreaker, Hat + Fleece jacket Prepare your rain gear during rainy season
Late July Long sleeve shirt, Hat + Windbreaker It’s mid summer but please be ready with an outerwear for bad weather
Early August Long sleeve shirt, Hat + Windbreaker Be prepared for sun protection and hydration.
Late August Wind breaker, Hat + Fleece jacket Chilly in the mornings and evenings
Early September Fleece jacket, Hat + Gloves It gets below 10 degrees in the mornings
Late September Fleece jacket, Hat + Gloves, Beanie It gets below 5 degrees in the mornings, and in some years it starts getting frosty
Early October Fleece jacket, Gloves, Beanie + Down jacket, Neck warmer In the mornings, the temperature gets below zero, so please dress in mid winter clothing
Late October Down jacket, Neck warmer, Gloves, Beanie Same as daytime You can see snow-capped peaks on many days.
Early November Down jacket, Neck warmer, Gloves, Beanie Same as daytime Prepare to keep your fingertips, toe, and neck from getting cold

* You can scroll the table by flicking.

One point advice on clothing

About Clothing

The temperature is about 8-9 degrees lower than Tokyo. Since you will be hiking/walking outdoors, we recommend you to wear clothing with less skin exposure such as long sleeves and long pants. It is basic to layer your clothes so that it is easy to adjust the warmth. It is good to have with you a rainwear, that you can use as a rain gear or to prevent cold and wind in all seasons.

About Hats

The sunshine is very strong since we are located at a high elevation. So even in the cold times such as May, sun protection is necessary during the day. Please consider having with you hats for both sun protection and cold protection.

About Rain gear

Since there are many narrow paths, we recommend you to use rainwear than umbrellas for long walks. It is very convenient to use it together with a compact umbrella.

About Shoes

There are many unpaved paths, but since there is not much difference in elevation, it is no problems to wear sneakers on sunny days.
On rainy days, there will be many paddles and wet mud, so it may be better to wear waterproof shoes such as trekking shoes.
If wearing sneakers, it is a good idea to use a waterproof spray.

About Bags

It is basic to use bags that will allow both your hands to be empty.
If you are hiking/walking for a long time, it will help you from getting tired by having the weight close to the center of your body. Adjust the length of the straps on your backpacks so that they are not too long, and it is comfortable when you carry it.
We do not recommend you to use bags with casters. The casters may break by using them on unpaved paths. If necessary, it will be safer to send your bags in advance to the hotel.