Learn Japanese at Kyoto Japanese Language School in Kyoto

About Kyoto

Kyoto’s Sightseeing and Foods

Sightseeing Places

Kyoto Map

* Driving time from Kyoto depends on each website.


Kyoto features produce and cuisine gathered from all over the country. Experience the best food Japan has to offer.

Activities in Kyoto JaLS will bring you to a local recommendation shop, so please participate.

For more information click here http://kanko.city.kyoto.lg.jp/ for details.

Price of Kyoto Daily Life(sample)

Traffic Fees

Kansai International Airport – Kyoto (Train)1,710JPY/(Bus)2,550JPY
Kyoto City Subway One way from 210JPY –
Hankyu Train One way from 150JPY –


Drink (500ml) 150JPY
Box Lunch 300JPY – 500JPY
MacDonald’s (Big Mac Set) 630JPY
Hot Coffee 200JPY – 300JPY
Japanese Noodles 500JPY – 1,000JPY

An estimate total cost for a week

Including all traffic fees, food, weekend activity fees 20,000JPY – 40,000JPY

Kyoto’s Climate & Seasons

Average Temperature & rainfall


Events in Kyoto and Clothing

  • 5月 The city receives an influx of tourists during the Golden Week holidays.
    Days get warmer, making it comfortable to move about in light clothing.
  • 5月の風景
    Aoi Festival https://www.kyokanko.or.jp/aoi/
    Kamogawa dancing http://www.kamogawa-odori.com/
    Long-sleeved shirts, thin cardigans, vests etc. are recommended.
    Cool, light clothing for hot, sunny days are also recommended.
  • 6月 Rainy season in Kyoto. Bright flowers like hydrangea can be seen all over the temples and shrines.
    A calm and quiet season in Kyoto.
  • 6月の風景
    Kyoto Yoshida-san Taikai http://www.gancha-bou.co.jp/
    Hydrangea Festival http://www.mimurotoji.com/
    Because it is hot and humid in the rainy season, short sleeves are recommended.
    Mornings, evenings, and air conditioned spaces can be cool – dress appropriately.
  • 7月 The end of the rainy season brings hotter days. Sunny days and the arrival of summer bring people outdoors for various activities.
    Cooled terraces suspended above the Kamogawa river are set up. The season of festivals and traditional events.
  • 7月の風景
    Gion Festival https://www.kyokanko.or.jp/gion/
    Ukai of Arashiyama http://arashiyama-yakatabune.com/
    Kamogawa terraces http://www.kyoto-yuka.com/
    Cool, light clothing is best. Air conditioned indoor spaces can be very cool – it’s best to pack a light cardigan just in case.
  • 9月 The temperature begins to fall. Mornings and evenings can be cool.
    It is the most pleasant season for meals on terraces suspended above the river.

    The leaves start to change colour in mountainous areas such as Ohara. Enjoy autumn specialities such as mushrooms and chestnuts.
  • 9月の風景
    Ugai in Uji River http://www.kyoto-uji-kankou.or.jp/
    Kibiko’s river bed https://kyoto-design.jp/special/kibune
    Takasegawa Fun Festival
    Temperatures can vary throughout the day. It’s best to pack both light and warm clothing.
  • 11月 People gather from all over the country to see the autum foliage of Kyoto. Local shrines and temples, and the Kamogawa river come alive with the vivid colours of autumn foliage.
    A very photogenic season, second only to the cherry blossom season. Enjoy mingling with locals at the many festivals.
  • 11月の風景
    Gion Odori http://www.gionhigashi.com/gion.php
    Light up of Kaohsiung maple http://www.kyo-takao.com/light_up/
    Autumn night admission
    Jacket or sweater recommended.On cooler days, you will need a coat.
  • 3月 Spring is the season of plum and cherry blossoms. You can also enjoy boat trips down the Hozu river.
    Outdoor and after-school activities become more common and varied as warmer days approach.
  • 3月の風景
    Kyoto Higashiyama flower lamp road http://www.hanatouro.jp/higashiyama/index.html
    Hozu river trip Kawabiraki https://www.hozugawakudari.jp/
    Coats recommended. You will also need a scarf and gloves, depending on the weather.