Travel Info : Weather & Temperature, and What to Wear in Kyoto in November


What is the climate of Kyoto in November like ?

Visitors Question

Roughly speaking, Kyoto in November is late autumn.

Early & mid November is nice temperature.
Late November is getting chilly.

Mainly sunny or cloudy, and rain a little.

Locals Answer

1. Kyoto’s Weather & Temperature in November

The chart above is the average high and low temperatures in Kyoto by month.

In November, as the chart shows, both average high and low temperatures are relatively low, but nice temperatures to walk around in the daytime.
Statistically, t
o the late November, the average temperatures get lower little by little, and it gets chilly especially in the morning.

For your reference, average early November’s high & low temperatures are 19°C  9°C, 66°F 48°F, and late November’s temperatures are 15°C 5°C,59°F 41°F.

In the case of 2020, it was nice temperatures in the daytime, but it was getting chilly day by day in the morning,

Next, the chart above shows average rainfall in Kyoto by month.

Statistically, we have a little rains in November (not consecutive 5 or 6 days are rainy days).
Usually, it is not rainy seasons or typhoon season.

For your reference, the average probability of the weather in Kyoto in November is the following, according to Japan Metorological Association.

Sunny Cloudy Rainy Snowy
70% 10% 20% 0%
Sunny Cloudy Rainy Snowy
70% 10% 20% 0%

It seems that the probability of sunny weather is very high in November.

2. What to Wear in Kyoto in November

So, what to wear in Kyoto in November ?

Let’s take a look at pictures below.

At first, the one taken in the end of October, almost the same temperatures with early November.
(the temperatures of the day : highest: 21.7°C≈71°F, lowest: 10.9°C≈51°F)

Next, the one taken in the end of November.
(the temperatures of the day : highest: 12°C≈54°Flowest: 5.9°C≈42°F)

In the early November, people appear to wear basically long sleeves, and some people with light jackets. On the other hand, peaple appear to wear warm jackets or coats with neck warmer in late Novemver.

Please note that, Kyoto in November, the sun rises around 6:30 a.m. and sets around 4:50 p.m., so, it gets colder in the early morning and after the sunset, especially in late November.

In the case of 2020, it was relatively warm to mid November, but, the lowest temperatures suddenly went down in late November.

In addition, we sometimes have rains, so it woul be useful to take compact umbrella with you.

If you take a bicycle, you may need gloves in late November.

3. Summary : Kyoto in November

Kyoto in November is basically comfortable climate and very popular with autumn leaves, so, one of the most attractive months of the year. But, please be careful that late November tends to be suddenly cold !