Kyoto, Japan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Kyoto, Japan? If you're planning to go to Kyoto, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Kyoto, Japan

Based on the climate and weather in Kyoto, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

Important essentials for Kyoto, Japan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kyoto, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly choice.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can get worn. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Kyoto, Japan by month

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January

Traveling to Kyoto in January, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain or snow about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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February

February in this region is cold. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows about half of the time.

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March

March in Kyoto can be brisk. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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April

In April, Kyoto is mild. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Kyoto, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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May

May here is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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June

June in Kyoto is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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July

Traveling to Kyoto in July, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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August

August in Kyoto is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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September

September in Kyoto is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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October

In October, Kyoto is balmy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Kyoto, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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November

If you go to Kyoto in November, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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December

December in Kyoto is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

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Activities for Kyoto, Japan

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Kyoto.

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