In March, Kyoto City, Miyama Town, and Maizuru City all at once become spring-like. In Kyoto City, the temperature rises from early March. In Miyamacho and Maizuru City, there are some snowy days in the first half of March, but the weather warms up in late March. cherry blossoms bloom first in Kyoto City in late March, and by the end of March, cherry blossoms begin to bloom in Miyamacho and Maizuru City as well. However, during the cherry blossom season, it is still cold in the mornings and evenings, so it is advisable to carry a jumper or other jacket. March is the transition month from winter to spring, so the weather is generally unstable and it can rain. Please remember to bring an umbrella.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does it snow in Kyoto City in March?

No. It rarely snows in Kyoto in March.

When do cherry blossoms start blooming in Kyoto?

In Kyoto City, cherry blossoms begin to bloom in late March. In Miyama-cho and Maizuru on the Sea of Japan coast, they also start blooming by the end of March.

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

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Kyoto in March2

Kyoto, Japan – March 4 2015: Asian woman sitting on the rickshaw traveling in Arashiyama, Beautiful smiling of woman and relax on face = Shutterstock

average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Kyoto 7.5℃  (45.5°F)
12.5 ℃  (54.5 F)
3.4℃  (38.1°F)
34.8mm (1.37inch)
1cm (0.39inch)
Miyama 4.3℃  (39.7°F)
9.7℃  (49.5°F)
0.1℃ (32.18°F)
48.8mm (1.92inch)
7cm (2.76inch)
Maizuru 6.2℃  (43.2°F)
10.9 ℃  (51.6 F)
2.0℃  (35.6°F)
50.2mm (1.98inch)
6cm (2.4inch)

※ 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-March

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Kyoto in March3

Kyoto, Japan – March 14, 2018 / Japanese High school students with school uniform talk outside Kyoto railway station after class = Sutterstock

average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Kyoto 8.7℃  (47.7°F)
14.1℃  (57.4°F)
4.0 ℃ (39.2°F)
33.8 mm (1.33inch)
0cm (0inch)
Miyama 5.5℃  (41.9°F)
11.6℃  (52.9°F)
0.4℃ (32.7°F)
44.9mm (1.77inch)
1cm (0.39inch)
Maizuru 7.4℃  (45.3°F)
12.8℃  (55.0°F)
2.5 ℃ (36.5°F)
43.8 mm (1.72inch)
4cm (1.57inch)

※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 March

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Kyoto in March4

Philosopher’s Path Kyoto , JAPAN – MARCH 30 : Cherry blossom flowers in garden with many people at Japan on March 30, 2018. Philosopherâs Path was a famous place of sakura garden = Shutterstock

average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Kyoto 10.1℃  (50.2°F)
15.5℃  (59.9°F)
5.4℃ (41.7°F)
37.6mm (99.7inch)
0cm (0inch)
Miyama 6.9℃  (44.4°F)
13.1℃  (55.6°F)
1.5℃ (34.7°F)
45.9mm (1.81inch)
1cm (0.39inch)
Maizuru 8.6℃  (47.5°F)
14.1℃  (57.4°F)
3.8℃ (38.8°F)
46.5mm (1.83inch)
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 winter & spring

Please refer to the following articles.

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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