Nara Weather in October

Season: Autumn

Nara weather in October is featured with mild temperature. It is also pretty clear on most days. The average temperature is 20℃ (68℉) approximately, with a range of 17-23℃ (62.6-73.4℉). Nevertheless, the humidity is all-time high, reaching 59% or so in Nara in October. To the end of this month, the leaves change colors and the fall foliage season in Nara starts. Long T-shirt, hoodie, trench coat, casual trousers, jeans, etc. are recommended for Nara tour in October.

Averages for Nara Weather in October

Temperature: 20°C / 68°F
High Temperature: 23°C / 73.4°F
Low Temperature: 17°C / 62.6°F
Humidity: 59%
Rainfall: 130 mm
Rainy Days: 10 days
Sunrise: 05:51 ~ 06:16
Sunset: 17:04 ~ 17:42

Clothes to Wear in Nara in October

In view of Nara’s climate in October, blouse, long-sleeved T-shirt, casual pants, and jeans are suitable. As the temperature decreases, a knitwear, cardigan, trench coat, baseball jacket, or leather jacket can be added to mid-late October, so as at cool nights.
Nara Clothes in October October Wear in Nara

Where to Go in Nara in October

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In October in Nara, Shika-no-Tsunokiri – the ceremony of antler cutting is imposing. Technical personnel catch the male deer and cut their antlers under the guidance of Shinto priests, which is held at deer garden in Nara Park, near Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Mount Wakakusa is also visit-worthy with alluring autumn scenery, meanwhile it gives a panoramic view of Nara Park and even the whole Nara City on the top. Toshodai-ji Temple is also fascinating, where one can appreciate both wooden architecture and traditional yard. Koshi-no-le at Naramachi shows the old Japanese house with a store in the front, which sprang up since the 17th century. Naramachi, the district with Edo houses standing on the roadsides, has many other shops or cafés for visitors to experience slow-paced life.


Deer is regarded as the messenger of Kasuga God in Nara; the antlers of male deer exuviate naturally in early spring, and new antler grows since April. To October, the antlers become hard, and the antler cutting ceremony is held to avoid antlers injuring other deer, trees and human. It attracts many parents and children. Please take good care of your kids and follow the sacral rules to stay safe.
- Last updated on Mar. 27, 2023 by Nancy He -