Kyoto
Japan

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KYOTO

Overview of Kyoto

“The historic capital keeping traditions alive.”

Kyoto prefecture is a historical and cultural treasure chest of hundreds of temples, castles and shrines with at least 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites. It is home to fantastic temples like Kinkaku-ji (the famed Golden Pavilion) and Higashi Hongan-ji. Kyoto City was the former capital of Japan from 794 to 1868. Despite this, it continues to be the cultural capital of the country. Artisans from generation to generation continue to keep traditional arts and crafts alive well into the present time.

You can read more about Kyoto, its local attractions and must-see places as well as some navigational guides in Japan National Tourism Organization's Web Site.

Climate in Kyoto

Annual temperature is roughly between 4°C (40°F) and 28°C (83°F). July expects the highest precipitation (about 250mm) while January is the snowiest month (about 10cm). July to September are the hottest months (about 27°C or 82°F), and January, February and December are the coldest months (about 4°C or 40°F).

You can get more climate information with the following charts created by processing the weather observation data for the past 10 years. Please note that this is not a weather forecast. For more information about the data please read this page.

You can use the clock icon in each chart to select the week or day to display the data for.

Weather Summary

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Temperature

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Wind Speed

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Sunshine Duration

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Top 10 Fine Weather Days of Aug

10-year average.

Monthly Weather

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Monthly Precipitation and Temperature

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Monthly Wind Speed

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Recommended Clothing

The following clothes are recommended for visiting Kyoto in the 2nd week of Aug.