All that said, it is possible to pack well for spring in Japan; you just have to layer, bring rain gear, and pack the appropriate footwear. Here’s what I recommend packing for Japan if you’re visiting in spring.
Layers are key for spring weather in Japan. In case of cold or rainy days, I recommend bringing a lightweight fleece or hoodie, which you can layer under a rain jacket if necessary.
– 2 black t-shirts – they go with everything. I like the cotton ones from Everlane. – 1 nice blouse – I brought a floral printed blouse that looked good with jeans. – 1 skirt – I brought a fun, knee-length leopard-printed skirt.
– 1 hoodie – for cold days and flying. – 1 jean jacket – 1 lightweight rain jacket – If it gets cold, you can layer your hoodie under the rain jacket. – 1 pair of jeans – 1 pair of black jeans – versatile, and can be dressed up or down.
Don’t overpack your toiletries – you can always buy more once you arrive. Plus, Japan has lots of amazing skincare and makeup products – leave some room in your suitcase to bring a few souvenirs home.
– Shampoo/conditioner/body wash – You can fill these eco-friendly, refillable Go-Toobs with your preferred shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. – Travel-size face wash – Neutrogena face wipes – so handy for makeup-removal and long travel days.