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If you’re planning a Springtime trip to Japan, you’ve made an excellent choice. Read on to find out what to wear in Japan in Spring!


What to Wear in Japan in Spring


This amazing country is positively spectacular during these months, and whether you’re going cherry blossom hunting in Okinawa, geisha-spotting in Kyoto or shopping up a storm in Tokyo, we’ve got an outfit idea to suit the occasion. Follow these tips to help you plan what to wear in Japan in spring!


Tip: The key to packing light is to create a capsule travel wardrobe which can easily fit into a carryon suitcase with the help of packing cubes to compress your clothing!   





Shirt Top | V-Neck | Blouse | Shirtdress | Dress | Pants | JeansRaincoat | Poncho | Kimono Skirt | Boots | Flats | Hat Backpack


Japan Clothing Style


Japan is a melting pot of fashion styles, and as long as you’re appropriately covered, anything goes. Don’t be afraid to join in the fashion fun, but mix it with comfortable, breathable items for days spent taking in the amazing sights.



Classic Slip-on | Vionic Valeri


Choose Comfort


Make sure your shoes are comfortable, but easy to slip on and off, as shoes are not permitted in shrines, temples or traditional restaurants.



Lightweight Rib Stitch Cardigan


Layer up


The key to what to wear in Japan in spring is layers – the days will be warmer but the nights still quite cool.


So, pack a cute sweater or shawl in your day bag.



Resolve Plus Waterproof Jacket


Beware of the rain


Don’t let the spring showers get in the way of your sightseeing and pack a lightweight, waterproof jacket.



Miss Hula Two-Piece Swimsuit


Don’t forget your swimsuit


Japan’s coastline hugs the Pacific Ocean, and in towns such as Odawara (about an hour away from Tokyo), the beaches rival those of Hawaii.


So if you’re heading to Japan in the tail end of Spring, remember to pack your fave swimsuit.



Ruched Body-Con Tank Dress




Tokyo has a thriving nightlife, and your nights will be spent admiring the bright lights of the Shibuya or Shinjuku districts and deciding between the many bars and restaurants.

Don’t forget a dressier but versatile outfit when planning what to wear in Japan in spring.  My pick is an elegant, chic all-black look with a splash of colorful jewelry.



Wool & Cashmere Shawl


Traveling between cities


Japan’s high speed train service (the Shinkansen) will get you anywhere you need to go in no time flat, but choose a comfortable items, akin to clothes you would choose for airplane travel.


The trains can feel cool, so don’t forget that shawl.


Travel Essentials


 At the top of your packing list for what to wear in Japan in spring will be:

  • Very comfortable shoes that you are able to slip on and off. Feel free to wear socks as they are permitted in shrines (just make sure they have no holes!).
  • Smart casual sightseeing attire, such as cotton blouses, tailored shorts, a shoulder bag and a shawl, cardigan or sweater.
  • If you’re planning a trip to Japan in early Spring, be sure to pack a hydrating face and body lotion to prevent dry, chapped skin caused by cold winds.
  • Make sure you leave room in your luggage for shopping!



Travel Outfit Ideas


 What are your tips for what to wear in Japan in spring? Share in the comments!


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