Nara Weather in March

Season: Early spring

It starts to get warm since March in Nara, as winter goes away and spring comes. The temperature reaches 7-13°C (44.6-55.4℉) at average. But the temperature fluctuates and drops suddenly occasionally. Even so, it is on an uptrend in general. The total rainfall is a little over 100mm in the whole month. Plum blossoms are in full bloom in March in Nara, while cherry blossoms begin to flower in late March. To cope with the changeable Nara weather in March, visitors are advised to pack thin sweater, overcoat, thick jacket, sweatpants, etc.

Averages for Nara Weather in March

Temperature: 9°C / 48.2°F
High Temperature: 13°C/55.4°F
Low Temperature: 7°C / 44.6°F
Humidity: 53%
Rainfall: 103 mm
Rainy Days: 9 days
Sunrise: 05:44 ~ 06:26
Sunset: 17:51 ~ 18:17

What to Wear in Nara in March

Considering the unstable Nara weather in March, it would be better to wear several layers which can be put on or taken off conveniently according to the temperature change. In particular, visitors could wear thicker clothes in early March, such as thin sweater, thick jacket and thick trousers, and prepare a scarf to handle sudden temperature drop. To late March, a thin sweater, jacket, sweatpants, sneakers, etc. are all proper.
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What to See in Nara in March

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Travel to Nara in March, the Shuni-e Ceremony or called Omizutori is a grand festival that you can’t miss. It lasts from March 1st to 14th, and monks, carrying giant torches, run back and forth along the corridor at Nigatsu-do Hall of Todai-ji Temple after sunset. It must be a spectacular scene to see in Nara in March. Meanwhile, the giant Buddha statue in Todai-ji Temple is also worth a visit. Cherry blossom is another must-see in Japan, and in Nara, it begins to flower in late March. Mount Wakakusa, Saho River and many old temples are wonderful spots for appreciating stunning cherry blossoms. Nara is well-known for Buddhist art as well, and visitors can learn about it at Nara National Museum preserving priceless Buddhist wares.


During Omizutori festival, it would be crowded at Todai-ji Temple, especially on weekends, Mar. 12th and the last day Mar. 14th. There may be policemen or volunteers to maintain order. Please comply with them and ask help if you need.
- Last updated on Mar. 27, 2023 by Nancy He -