In August, Kyoto Prefecture is at its hottest, with maximum temperatures across the board exceeding 30 degrees Celsius. Kyoto City in particular, located in a basin, is very hot. Due to global warming, the temperature has recently exceeded 35 degrees Celsius on some days, so be sure to stay hydrated. Miyama-cho and Maizuru City are slightly cooler than Kyoto City.

In August, the Japanese archipelago is sometimes hit by typhoons. Shinkansen trains may be stopped, so please take care to gather information.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should one wear in Kyoto in August?

If you plan to visit Kyoto in August, please bring summer clothes. Especially in Kyoto City, it is very hot, so a hat or parasol is a good idea. Be sure to drink water frequently during your trip to prevent heat stroke.

If you are going to rent and wear a kimono, you may want to reserve a summer kimono called “Yukata”.

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

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Kyoto in August2

Kyoto, Japan, 4 August 2020: Tranquil walkway at Kinkaku-ji (Temple of the Golden Pavilion), morning view of the Golden Pavilion “Kinkakuji” = Shutterstock

average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Kyoto 29.2℃  (84.6°F)
34.4 ℃  (93.9 F)
25.3℃  (77.54°F)
41.0 mm (4.17 inch)
Miyama 25.9℃  (78.6°F)
32.0 ℃  (89.6 F)
21.5℃  (70.7°F)
41.2 mm (1.62 inch)
Maizuru 27.9℃  (82.2°F)
33.4 ℃  (92.1 F)
23.9℃  (75.0°F)
35.8 mm (3.15 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 mid-August

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Kyoto in August3

Kyoto, Japan – august 8 2017 : the Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine = Shutterstock

average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Kyoto 28.7 ℃  (83.7°F)
33.9 ℃  (93.0°F)
24.9 ℃ (76.8°F)
56.9 mm (2.24 inch)
Miyama 25.4℃  (77.7°F)
31.4℃  (88.5°F)
21.2℃ (70.2°F)
45.3 mm (1.78 inch)
Maizuru 27.3℃  (81.1°F)
32.5℃  (90.5°F)
23.5 ℃ (74.3°F)
48.0 mm (1.89 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 August

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Kyoto in August4

Kyoto, Japan – august 22 2019: Two girs holding hands an crossing the Ōi River by the Arashiyama = Shutterstock

average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Kyoto 27.8℃  (82.0°F)
32.9℃ (91.2°F)
24.0℃ (75.2°F)
55.9 mm (2.20 inch)
Miyama 24.4℃  (75.9°F)
30.4℃ (86.7°F)
20.2℃ (68.4°F)
62.3 mm (1.78 inch)
Maizuru 26.3℃  (79.3°F)
31.5℃  (88.7°F)
22.5℃ (72.5°F)
65.8 mm (2.59 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 summer

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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