In May, it is warm everywhere in Kyoto Prefecture. On sunny days, it can be as if it is summer. Spring flowers bloom and trees become greener. After the middle of the month, it starts to rain a little more. Compared to Kyoto City, the Sea of Japan side of the city, such as Maizuru City, is slightly cooler, and Miyama Town in the mountains is even cooler.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should one wear in Kyoto in May?

In May, more and more people in Kyoto Prefecture are wearing short-sleeved shirts. However, it is still cool in the mornings and evenings, and some days are cold, so long-sleeved clothing is necessary. Especially in Miyama-cho, there are still many cold days. Please be careful.

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

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Kyoto in May2

Kyoto, MAY 1 2011 – Overcast view of the famous Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka = Shutterstock

average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Kyoto 18.4℃  (65.1°F)
24.1 ℃  (71.42 F)
13.3℃  (55.9°F)
38.8 mm (1.53 inch)
Miyama 15.2℃  (59.4°F)
21.9 ℃  (60.4 F)
9.2℃  (48.6°F)
40.9 mm (1.61 inch)
Maizuru 16.7℃  (62.1°F)
22.6 ℃  (72.7 F)
11.5℃  (52.7°F)
37.9 mm (1.49 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 mid-May

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Kyoto in May3

KYOTO, JAPAN – May 18, 2021: A young Japanese girl posing in between wooden pillars of Nanzenji Temple in Japan = Shutterstock

average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Kyoto 19.1 ℃  (66.4°F)
24.7 ℃  (76.5°F)
14.1 ℃ (57.4°F)
62.2 mm (2.45 inch)
Miyama 15.9℃  (60.6°F)
22.4℃  (72.3°F)
10.1℃ (50.2°F)
60.2 mm (2.37 inch)
Maizuru 17.4℃  (63.3°F)
23.2℃  (73.8°F)
12.4 ℃ (54.3°F)
54.5 mm (2.15 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 May

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Kyoto in May4

Kyoto, Japan – May 27, 2019: A group of tourists with a guide visits the famous Yasaka Shrine, a historic Shinto Shrine in the city = Shutterstock

average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Kyoto 20.9℃  (69.6°F)
26.5℃ (79.7°F)
16.0℃ (60.8°F)
50.4 mm (1.98 inch)
Miyama 17.5℃  (63.5°F)
24.2℃ (75.6°F)
11.8℃ (53.2°F)
48.6 mm (1.91 inch)
Maizuru 19.0℃  (66.2°F)
24.9℃  (76.8°F)
14.1℃ (57.4°F)
50.4 mm (1.98 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 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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