Kyoto Weather in September

Season: Early autumn

Kyoto weather in early September is still somewhat hot, especially in recent years. To late September, the temperature drops slightly and the weather becomes more and more pleasant. At night, the temperature can drop to 21℃ (69.8℉) or even lower. As a whole, the average temperature in September in Kyoto is around 24℃ (75.2℉), and the highest temperature stays at around 28℃ (82.4℉) averagely. 

However, in the typhoon season in September, it’s necessary to be on the watch of local weather forecast and try not to travel there in typhoon days.

Averages for Kyoto Weather in September

Temperature: 24°C / 75.2°F
High Temperature: 28°C / 82.4°F
Low Temperature: 21°C / 69.8°F
Humidity: 67%
Rainfall: 179 mm
Rainy Days: 12 days
Sunrise: 05:30 ~ 05:51
Sunset: 17:44 ~ 18:23

Clothes to Wear in Kyoto in September

Short clothes are OK if traveling to Kyoto in early September, when it is still hot. Later, short clothes should be replaced with long-sleeve T-shirt, blouse, shirt, jeans, and so on. Or, visitors need to top a thin jacket, cardigan, or thin knitwear in the outer layer. As for shoes, visitors can wear casual shoes or sneakers. Due to rains brought by possible typhoons, rain gear is also necessary in Kyoto in September.
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Where to Go in Kyoto in September

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Kyoto is full of old temples and historical sites with long history, which are also the most famous attractions there. Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Sanjusangendo, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Gion, etc. are all worth a visit. When getting to Kyoto in September, Kyoto Tower is also recommended to have a panoramic view of this old city on the observation deck. Nishiki Market is lively for a foodie tour in Kyoto, where tamagoyaki and more tasteful Japanese dishes are served. For anime fans, Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair is absolutely unmissable in September.


1. Nishiki Market does not advocate eating while walking on the street, as the road is relatively narrow with lots of people. Many shops post notice to request visitors don’t do that.

2. Please watch Kyoto weather forecast to avoid typhoon days when planning your tour.
- Last updated on Mar. 14, 2023 by Nancy He -