Photo by Fuma Yamazaki


Overview of Nara

“The first capital of Japan.”

Nara is a small prefecture located just right next to Kyoto and Nara City claims the title of the first capital of Japan from 710 to 784. As the first capital, shrines and temples quickly rose out of this small but proud city. It’s home to Todaiji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which consists of several buildings including the largest wooden structure in the world, the 48m high Daibutsu-den, which is the home of the largest Buddha structure in the world, the 15m high bronze Daibutsu (Great Buddha). Nara prefecture is also the home of the very first UNESCO World Heritage site in Japan, Horyuji Temple, which contains the world’s oldest surviving wooden buildings.

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

Climate in Nara

Annual temperature is roughly between 3°C (38°F) and 27°C (81°F). September expects the highest precipitation (about 200mm). July to September are the hottest months (about 26°C or 80°F), and January, February and December are the coldest months (about 3°C or 38°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

10-year average

Monthly Precipitation and Temperature

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Monthly Wind Speed

10-year average

Recommended Clothing

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