Nara Weather in September

Season: Early autumn

In the first half of September, Nara is still dominated by high temperature during daytime; but it has become cool at dawn and dusk. In the latter half of September, the temperature drops and the weather becomes pleasant. An over coat like a jacket is needed outside the short-sleeve t-shirt. The average temperature during whole September reaches 26℃ (78.8℉), varying between 24℃ (75.2℉) and 29℃ (84.2℉). It’s sunny most of the time. Occasionally, a typhoon may land, bringing lots of rainfall.

Averages for Nara Weather in September

Temperature: 26°C / 78.8°F
High Temperature: 29°C / 84.2°F
Low Temperature: 24°C / 75.2°F
Humidity: 62%
Rainfall: 179 mm
Rainy Days: 12 days
Sunrise: 05:29 ~ 05:50
Sunset: 17:42 ~ 18:24

Clothes to Wear in Nara in September

Light short clothing are perfect to cope with Nara weather in early September. But you may change to a shirt or add a thin jacket after dusk. By the second half of September, a sweatshirt, a thin outerwear, and light pants are better. Airy casual shoes are good, and rain boots or water-proof shoes and other rain gear should be prepared for rainy days when a typhoon lands.
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Top Places to See in Nara in September

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There is an interesting event in mid-September in Nara. The procession children, ladies and more fellows. They, decorated with seven autumn plants in Japan, parade in Nara City in the evening. Then they offer sacrifice at Kasuga Taisha Shrine, and finally throw the flowered fans to Sarusawa-ike Pond, near Kofuku-ji Temple, on old-fashioned boats. You may go to watch it if interested.

Todai-ji Temple and Kofuku-ji Temple are the best to probe into Nara’s old temples. Isui-en and Yoshiki-en are traditional gardens to appreciate natural beauty. For foodies, you must try yomogi mochi, a local specialty with red bean paste in mugwort rice cake, and Nakatanidou mochi shop at the entrance of Higashimuki Street offers the best one. Visitors can also find more Japanese snacks as well as crafts on the street.


1. Nara is not crowded in September for it is slightly hot, and sunscreen is essential. 

2. Please do not go there when a typhoon hits. If happen to be there, stay indoors.
- Last updated on Mar. 27, 2023 by Nancy He -