The weather in Kyoto is temperate year-round. From June to September temperatures and humidity can be high and there is increased rain fall between mid-June and July. In Spring and Autumn, Kyoto is a natural spectacle: the plum and cherry trees begin to blossom in March and the leaves begin to change colour from October. The crisp and snowy winter season provides a beautiful backdrop to the traditional sites of Kyoto.
What to pack
Lightweight comfortable walking shoes are advised for touring year-round. In the summer, sun-hats and sun protection are recommended in the day, and a light sweater or jacket in the evenings. Smart casual attire is recommended for evening dining.