In April, the weather everywhere in Kyoto Prefecture is calmer than it was in March, and the weather is completely spring-like; by the first half of April, cherry blossoms are in full bloom, both in Kyoto City and in Miyama-cho and Maizuru City. However, it can still get cold in the mornings and evenings, so bring a jacket. In late April, it can be hot during the daytime.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the cherry blossoms be in bloom in Kyoto City?

In Kyoto City, cherry blossoms bloom until mid-April. However, recently, due to global warming, cherry blossoms are blooming earlier than before; sometimes most of the blossoms have fallen by around April 10. After mid-April, fresh greenery is beautiful.

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

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Kyoto in April2

KYOTO, JAPAN – APRIL 3, 2014: Crowds enjoy the spring cherry blossoms by partaking in seasonal nighttime Hanami festivals in Maruyama Park = Shutterstock

average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Kyoto 12.4℃  (54.3°F)
18.1 ℃  (64.6 F)
7.4℃  (45.3°F)
39.6mm (1.56inch)
0cm (0inch)
Miyama 9.2℃  (48.6°F)
15.8 ℃  (60.4 F)
3.3℃  (37.9°F)
40.9mm (1.61inch)
0cm (0inch)
Maizuru 10.9℃  (51.6°F)
16.7 ℃  (62.1 F)
5.6℃  (42.1°F)
38.8mm (1.53inch)
0cm (0inch)

※ 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 mid-April

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Kyoto in April3

KYOTO, JAPAN – APRIL 13, 2016 : Visitors stroll through the beautiful bamboo forest, Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan = Shutterstock

average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Kyoto 14.5 ℃  (58.1°F)
20.2 ℃  (68.4°F)
9.3 ℃ (48.7°F)
42.2 mm (1.66inch)
0cm (0inch)
Miyama 11.2℃  (52.2°F)
17.8℃  (57.4°F)
5.0℃ (41.0°F)
42.0 mm (1.65inch)
0cm (0inch)
Maizuru 12.7℃  (54.9°F)
18.6℃  (65.5°F)
7.4 ℃ (45.3°F)
41.3 mm (1.63inch)
0cm (0inch)

※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 April

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Kyoto in April4

KYOTO, JAPAN – 23 APRIL, 2018: Ladies wearing traditional japanese kimonos walk along the streets of Kyoto, Japan = Shutterstock

average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Kyoto 16.2℃  (61.2°F)
21.9℃ (71.4°F)
11.0℃ (51.8°F)
35.3 mm (1.39inch)
0cm (0inch)
Miyama 13.0℃  (55.4°F)
19.7℃ (67.46°F)
6.8℃ (44.2°F)
39.0mm (1.54inch)
0cm (0inch)
Maizuru 14.6℃  (58.3°F)
20.5℃  (68.9°F)
9.2℃ (48.6°F)
36.6mm (1.44inch)
0cm (0inch)

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

What to wear in Japan during spring

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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