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.
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.
Weather SummaryOf the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average
Hourly TemperatureOf the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average
Hourly Wind SpeedOf the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average
Hourly Sunshine DurationOf the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average
Top 10 Fine Weather Days of Aug10-year average.
Monthly Weather10-year average
Monthly Precipitation and Temperature10-year average
Monthly Wind Speed10-year average
The following clothes are recommended for visiting Nara in the 2nd week of Aug.