When is the best time to go to Kyoto?

When is the best time to go to Kyoto? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Kyoto are April, May, August, September and October
  • On average, the warmest months are July and August
  • January is the coldest month of the year
  • July is the rainiest month

For full information about the climate and weather in Kyoto a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month
January 36°F/45°F
37%
February 38°F/47°F
38%
March 41°F/54°F
38%
April 47°F/65°F
40%
May 58°F/76°F
34%
June 65°F/81°F
52%
July 72°F/88°F
62%
August 74°F/90°F
49%
September 67°F/83°F
42%
October 59°F/72°F
28%
November 50°F/59°F
23%
December 40°F/49°F
33%

Weather and climate in Kyoto

  • From january to march the climate is the worst possible. By early evening, the temperature averages 47°F and you can expect to have 4.8in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • Between the months of april and may the climate is good. The record temperature this month is 94°F and it rains about 5.3in each month.
  • From june to july the climate is correct. The record temperature this month is 99°F and you can expect to have 9.4in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • Between august and october the climate is favorable. The temperature rises to 72°F and you can expect to have 5.9in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • In november the climate is just OK. the thermometer goes up to 59°F°C.
  • In the month of december the climate is very unfavorable. In average, on the morning it is 38°F and, in december, 10 days of rain are expected.

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In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Kyoto: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

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