In early February, various parts of Kyoto are at their coldest. Snow will accumulate in northern Kyoto areas such as Miyama and Maizuru. From mid-February onward, however, the temperature gradually rises. By the end of February, you will feel spring approaching.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does it snow in Kyoto City in February?

No, it rarely snows in Kyoto. However, there are occasional snowfalls. When it does, it is a rare opportunity to enjoy the snowy scenery at tourist spots such as Kinkakuji Temple.

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

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Kyoto in February2

Kyoto, Japan – Nov 4, 2017 : Fushimi Inari shrine in Kyoto = Shutterstock

average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Kyoto 4.5℃  (40.1°F)
9.0 ℃  (48.2 F)
1.0℃  (33.8°F)
15.7mm (0.62inch)
3cm (1.18inch)
Miyama 1.3℃  (34.3°F)
6.0℃  (42.8°F)
-2.0℃ (28.4°F)
40.0mm (1.57inch)
32cm (12.6inch)
Maizuru 3.3℃  (37.9°F)
7.6 ℃  (45.7 F)
-0.1℃  (31.8°F)
50.4mm (1.99inch)
23cm (9.06inch)

※ 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-February

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Kyoto in February3

KYOTO, JAPAN-FEB 09: Kyoto Temple in Heavy Snow, February 9 = Shutterstock

average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Kyoto 5.3℃  (40.8°F)
9.9℃  (49.82°F)
1.6 ℃ (34.9°F)
26.2 mm (1.03inch)
2cm (0.79inch)
Miyama 2.1℃  (35.8°F)
6.8 ℃  (44.2°F)
-1.5℃ (29.3°F)
50.2mm (1.98inch)
24cm (9.45inch)
Maizuru 4.0℃  (39.2°F)
8.3℃  (46.9°F)
0.5 ℃ (32.9°F)
58.6 mm (2.31inch)
18cm (7.09inch)

※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 February

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Kyoto in February4

Kyoto,Japan February 22,2019 : Kiyomizudera Temple or “Pure Water Temple”.Kiyomizudera Temple was added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites = Shutterstock

average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Kyoto 6.6℃  (43.9°F)
11.5℃  (52.7°F)
2.5℃ (36.5°F)
23.3mm (0.92inch)
1cm (0.39inch)
Miyama 3.2℃  (37.8°F)
8.6℃  (47.5°F)
-0.9℃ (30.4°F)
37.8mm (1.49inch)
18cm (7.09inch)
Maizuru 5.3℃  (41.5°F)
10.0℃  (50°F)
1.3℃ (34.3°F)
37.6mm (1.48inch)
9cm (3.54inch)

※ 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

For winter clothes, 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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