Weather in December in Kyoto

Kyoto is a region in Japan. Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in December in Kyoto. Is this month a good time to go to Kyoto? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Kyoto in December?

The weather in Kyoto in December is in general unpleasant. December is a winter month in Kyoto.

December is a month with pleasant maximum daytime temperatures around 12°C (54°F) and nighttime temperatures around 3°C (38°F) in Kyoto.

December is a moderate rainy month with an average rainfall around 50mm (2inch) in Kyoto. December can be the driest month of the year. In general it is also a moderate sunny month with an average of 138 hours of sunshine in Kyoto during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Kyoto.

Where to go in Kyoto in December

Find the average weather conditions in December for the most popular destinations in Kyoto on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Kyoto

What is the weather like in December for the 4 most popular destinations in Kyoto?

Average weather in Kyoto

In December Kyoto generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 12°C (54°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 3°C (38°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Kyoto
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
17°C / 63°F 
8°C / 46°F 
140 hours 
73mm / 2.9inch 
8 days 
12°C / 54°F 
3°C / 38°F 
138 hours 
50mm / 2inch 
8 days 
January   >> January
>>  
9°C / 48°F 
1°C / 34°F 
124 hours 
50mm / 2inch 
8 days 
poor 
Climate in Kyoto

Average weather in Uji

In December Uji generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 12°C (54°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 3°C (38°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Uji
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
17°C / 63°F 
8°C / 46°F 
140 hours 
73mm / 2.9inch 
8 days 
12°C / 54°F 
3°C / 38°F 
138 hours 
50mm / 2inch 
8 days 
January   >> January
>>  
9°C / 48°F 
1°C / 34°F 
124 hours 
50mm / 2inch 
8 days 
poor 
Climate in Uji

Average weather in Nantan city

In December Nantan city generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 12°C (54°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 3°C (38°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Nantan city
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
17°C / 63°F 
8°C / 46°F 
140 hours 
73mm / 2.9inch 
8 days 
12°C / 54°F 
3°C / 38°F 
138 hours 
50mm / 2inch 
8 days 
January   >> January
>>  
9°C / 48°F 
1°C / 34°F 
124 hours 
50mm / 2inch 
8 days 
poor 
Climate in Nantan city

Average weather in Kameoka

In December Kameoka generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 12°C (54°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 3°C (38°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Kameoka
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
17°C / 63°F 
8°C / 46°F 
140 hours 
73mm / 2.9inch 
8 days 
12°C / 54°F 
3°C / 38°F 
138 hours 
50mm / 2inch 
8 days 
January   >> January
>>  
9°C / 48°F 
1°C / 34°F 
124 hours 
50mm / 2inch 
8 days 
poor 
Climate in Kameoka

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Kyoto, in Japan.

Is December the best time to go to Kyoto?

In our opinion December is not the best time to visit Kyoto with commonly unpleasant weather in Kyoto.

On average the best time to visit Kyoto is in April, May, September and October with generally pleasant weather in Kyoto. The worst months are January, February, March and July that can have poor weather conditions.

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