Climate of Kyoto

Japan has four distinct seasons and Kyoto is one of a few places that have clearer differences than other places of the archipelago. Generally, it is very hot in summer and cold in winter. It is also humid in summer. They say that they have less wind in summer and feel hotter than the actual temperature, which can get close to 40 degrees C (the maximum temperature recorded in August, 2008 was 37.5 degrees C, or 99.5 degrees F). In winter, the temperature frequently goes below freezing and snow flies occasionally.

The following graphs are based on the data provided in the website of Japan Meteorological Agency, but are intended only for tourists' reference.

Monthly average of daily temperature Monthly rainfall Yearly average of daily average temperature

NOTE: Temperature data before the year 1914 is omitted because the measuring method, place and/or instrument were changed in the year 1914.