Kyoto Weather 京都気候
Kyoto is very hot in summer, bone-chillingly cold in winter and, like all of Honshu Island, has a six-week rainy season from early June to mid- to late-July.
Perfect for cycling!
Summer temperatures can rise to almost 40 degrees C (more than 100 F) and Kyoto is famous for its humidity. It can be brutally hot, especially from July to early September.
In winter, the temperature frequently goes below freezing at night and it occasionally snows.
Spring & Fall
Fall is hands down the best time of year for hiking, touring, and cycling. Cool evenings and warm days make for perfect riding. Spring is a close second, though because the weather frequently changes, it can be great one good day, then awful the next.
Temperature & Precipitation Data
The information below is from the Japan Meteorological Agency.
Average Maximum/Minimum Temperature/Precipitation by month (1971 - 2001)
|January||8 degrees (47F)||1 degrees (33F)||50 mm (2 inches)|
|February||9 degrees (48F)||1 degrees (33F)||66 mm (2.6 inches)|
|March||13 degrees (55F)||4 degrees (37F)||111 mm (4.4 inches)|
|April||19 degrees (67F)||9 degrees (47F)||152 mm (6 inches)|
|May||24 degrees (75F)||13 degrees (56F)||154 mm (6 inches)|
|June||27 degrees (81F)||18 degrees (64F)||248 mm (9.8 inches)|
|July||31 degrees (88F)||22 degrees (72F)||233 mm (9.2 inches)|
|August||33 degrees (91F)||24 degrees (74F)||142 mm (5.6 inches)|
|September||28 degrees (82F)||19 degrees (67F)||203 mm (8 inches)|
|October||23 degrees (72F)||13 degrees (54F)||111 mm (4.4 inches)|
|November||17 degrees (62F)||7 degrees (44F)||68 mm (2.7 inches)|
|December||11 degrees (52F)||3 degrees (36F)||40 mm (1.6 inches)|