Kyoto Weather in April

Season: Spring
As the temperature increases slowly and steadily, Kyoto weather in April becomes warmer and warmer. But when night falls, the temperature drops sharply. To late April, the temperature difference gets smaller. As a whole in this month, the temperature goes up and down within 9-18℃ (48.2-64.4℉) averagely. April is the flowering season of cherry blossoms, which also contributes to the peak tourism season of Kyoto.

Averages for Kyoto Weather in April

Temperature: 15°C / 59°F
High Temperature: 18°C / 64.4°F
Low Temperature: 9°C / 48.2°F
Humidity: 60%
Rainfall: 113 mm
Rainy Days: 10 days
Sunrise: 05:05 ~ 05:44
Sunset: 18:18 ~ 18:41

What to Wear in Kyoto in April

It is warmer and warmer slowly in view of Kyoto climate in April, so a blouse or a shirt plus a trench coat is proper for such weather. Jeans or sweatpants and sneakers are also perfect. To late April, a hoodie is enough.
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Top Places to Go in Kyoto in April

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April is the best month to admire oriental cherry blossoms in Kyoto, which can never be forgotten. There are too many spots and attractions with fascinating cherry blossoms, including Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Nijo Castle, and Heian Shrine. Tourists could enjoy the charming scenery while visiting these antique historical sites. Spring dance performances by geisha are also worth enjoying; in April, Miyako Odori at Kyoto Minami-za Theater is pretty wonderful and popular. Nishiki Market, the Kitchen of Kyoto, is recommended for a foodie tour. Arashiyama district is also worth a visit for picturesque landscapes, where visitors can take Sagano Romantic Train to shuttle through beautiful cherry blossom forest and have a stroll in Sagano Bamboo Grove.


1. Wear masks if you have hay fever or are sensitive to pollens when appreciating blooming flowers.
2. It is hard to get a ticket of Sagano Romantic Train in April, the local peak tourism season. Thus, you are suggested to book a ticket on its official website in advance. For No.5 carriage – the luxury carriage, the tickets are only sold at the stations on that day.
- Last updated on Aug. 30, 2023 by Nancy He -