Kyoto Weather in July

Season: Summer

July is humid and sultry in Kyoto as it is right in the rainy season. The rainfall totals to 221mm and the humidity is 72%. When the rainy season is over in late July, it turns to be hot and sunny and it is necessary to take a watch out of the risk of heatstroke. As a whole, the average temperature in July rises up to 27℃ (80.6℉) in Kyoto, with the highest temperature of 31℃ (87.8℉) and the lowest temperature of 24℃ (75.2℉). Airy short sleeves and shorts are suitable for Kyoto weather in July.

Averages for Kyoto Weather in July

Temperature: 27°C / 80.6°F
High Temperature: 31°C / 87.8°F
Low Temperature: 24°C / 75.2°F
Humidity: 72%
Rainfall: 221 mm
Rainy Days: 14 days
Sunrise: 04:46 ~ 05:05
Sunset: 19:02 ~ 19:15

Clothes to Wear in Kyoto in July

Considering the high temperature in July, visitors are recommended to wear short clothes made with breathable and airy materials. T-shirt, short shirt, thin trousers or shorts, and dresses are all fine for the climate in Kyoto in July. Casual shoes, breathable sneakers, and sandals are also alternatives.
Kyoto Clothes in July July Wear in Kyoto

Top Things to Do in Kyoto in July

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Gion Matsuri is the grandest festival in July in Kyoto that you must participate. Hosted by Yasaka Shrine, it is usually celebrated throughout July. The highlight of Gion Matsuri is definitely Yamahoko Junko on July 17, an UNESCO intangible cultural heritage. People pull more than 30 decorated wagons for a parade around Gion district, while children and adults play holiday music to enhance festive atmosphere.

Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kinkaku-ji Temple, and more historical temples are nice to take an old temple safari in Kyoto. On rainy days, Kyoto National Museum is a great place to explore. Arashiyama nearby is a picturesque and quiet resort for sightseeing and photography, which is always popular for people to experience a slow-paced life.


1. During the celebration of Gion Matsuri, countless people gather on both sides of the roads, which makes the spot crowded and July heat even more unbearable. Therefore, you’d better wear light clothes and shoes to facilitate walking and huddling in the crowd. For the heat, don't forget to replenish water frequently to avoid heatstroke.
2. It is very convenient to get to Arashiyama from Kyoto downtown. The fastest way is by Kyoto subway, which takes about 15 minutes.
- Last updated on Mar. 14, 2023 by Nancy He -