November is the best season for sightseeing in Kyoto. Kyoto City enjoys pleasant sunny days. Around mid-November, it starts to get cold and people start wearing jumpers and coats. Autumn foliage begins to change around this time, and the best time to see the leaves is from late November to early December.

Miyama Town in the mountains, the autumn foliage is at its best from early to late November, a little earlier than in Kyoto City. Maizuru City, located on the Sea of Japan coast, like other cities on the Japan Sea side, experiences more cloudy days due to clouds from the Sea of Japan. However, there is no snow yet.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is November a good time to visit Kyoto?

November is, without a doubt, the best time to visit Kyoto. However, because of this, there are so many tourists, it is best to book hotels and other accommodations early.

When is the best time to see the autumn foliage in Kyoto City?

The best time to see the autumn leaves is from late November to early December. Every year during this period, temples and shrines famous for their autumn foliage hold illumination events at night. Visitors can enjoy the red, fantastic world of autumn leaves.

Weather in Kyoto (Kyoto City, Miyama Town, Maizuru City) in early November

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Kyoto in November2

Tourists walk visits to Fushimi Inari taisha shrine on November 3, 2015 in Kyoto, Japan = Shutterstock

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Kyoto in November3

Tourists visit the famous shrine at Fushimi Inari Taisha during autumn season in Kyoto, Japan = Shutterstock

average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Kyoto 14.5℃  (58.1°F)
19.5 ℃  (67.1 F)
10.2℃  (50.4°F)
21.9 mm (0.86 inch)
Miyama 11.2℃  (52.2°F)
17.4 ℃  (63.3 F)
6.8℃  (44.2°F)
31.9 mm (1.26 inch)
Maizuru 13.3℃  (55.9°F)
18.5 ℃  (65.3 F)
9.2℃  (48.6°F)
39.1 mm (1.54 inch)

※ Source: All figures are the average for 30 years of 1991-23.92020 announced by the Japan Meteorological Agency

Weather in Kyoto (Kyoto City, Miyama Town, Maizuru City) in mid-November

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Kyoto in November4

Kyoto, Japan – November 16, 2017 :Tourists are enjoy traveling by rickshaw service at bamboo forest of Arashiyama = Shutterstock

average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Kyoto 12.4 ℃  (54.3°F)
17.1 ℃  (62.8°F)
8.4 ℃ (47.1°F)
31.5 mm (1.24 inch)
Miyama 9.4℃  (48.9°F)
15.0℃  (59.0°F)
5.3℃ (41.5°F)
42.9 mm (1.69 inch)
Maizuru 11.3℃  (52.3°F)
16.1℃  (61.0°F)
7.5 ℃ (45.5°F)
51.0 mm (2.01 inch)

※Source:  All figures are the average for 30 years of 1991-2020 announced by the Japan Meteorological Agency

Weather in Kyoto (Kyoto City, Miyama Town, Maizuru City) in late November

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Kyoto in November5

KYOTO, JAPAN – November 22 2014 . Tourist crowd in front of Tenryuji Sogenchi Pond Garden a UNESCO World Heritage = Shutterstock

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Kyoto in November6

Tourists enjoying with colorful leaves in the garden, traveler visit Eikando temple in Autumn season, landmark and famous for tourist attractions in Kyoto. Kyoto, Kansai, Japan, 25 November 2019 = Shutterstock

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Kyoto in November7

Enjoy the autumn at Kyoto, Japan on November 22, 2018 = Shutterstock

average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Kyoto 10.6℃  (51.1°F)
15.3℃ (59.5°F)
6.5℃ (43.7°F)
20.5 mm (0.81 inch)
Miyama 7.5℃  (45.5°F)
13.1℃ (55.6°F)
3.5℃ (38.3°F)
32.5 mm (1.28 inch)
Maizuru 9.4℃  (48.9°F)
14.1℃  (57.4°F)
5.7℃ (42.3°F)
42.4 mm (1.67 inch)

※ Source: All figures are the average for 30 years of 1991-2020 announced by the Japan Meteorological Agency

What to wear in Japan during November

Please refer to the following article.

Monthly weather in Kyoto

Below are articles about the weather in Kyoto. Click on the month of interest to see articles about that month.

January February March
April May June
July August September
October November December

Weather in tourist destinations around Japan

Below are pages showing the climates of various regions in Japan at the same time of the year.

Tokyo Osaka Kyoto
Hokkaido Sendai Nagano
Nagoya Hiroshima Fukuoka
Okinawa

 

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