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Kyoto is a city in Japan located in the central part of the island of Honshu. It is the capital of the Kyoto Prefecture and is one of the most culturally significant cities in Japan. It is known for its numerous Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, traditional wooden houses, and beautiful gardens. The city is also a major tourist destination, and its historic sites, such as the Golden Pavilion, have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Kyoto is situated in a valley surrounded by mountains on three sides, and the city center is located on the banks of the Katsura River. The city has a humid subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers and cool, dry winters.

Kyoto has a long and rich history. It served as the capital of Japan for more than 1,000 years, from 794 to 1868. During this period, the city was home to many of Japan's most important cultural and political figures. It was the site of the Imperial Palace and the Imperial Court, and many of the city's famous temples and shrines were built during this period.

In the late 19th century, the Meiji Restoration saw the relocation of the capital to Tokyo, and Kyoto began to decline in importance. However, the city has since been revitalized and is now a thriving cultural center. The city has many museums, art galleries, and theaters, and it is home to several universities and research institutes.

Today, Kyoto remains an important cultural and historical center in Japan, and it is a popular destination for both Japanese and foreign tourists. Its many temples and shrines, traditional wooden houses, and beautiful gardens make it a unique and fascinating city to explore.

Excursion tips for a day in Kyoto

As a tourist in Kyoto, Japan, there are plenty of exciting activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the top things to do in Kyoto:

1. Visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine, a complex of thousands of vibrant orange torii gates that stretch up a mountain.

2. Wander around the Gion district, a traditional area with narrow streets and old-fashioned buildings.

3. Explore the Kiyomizu-dera Temple, an impressive Buddhist temple complex with a beautiful wooden terrace overlooking the city.

4. Take a stroll through the Philosopher's Walk, a scenic path lined with cherry blossom trees.

5. Visit the Golden Pavilion, an iconic Zen temple with a beautiful golden facade.

6. Stop by the Nishiki Market, a bustling market with over 120 shops selling local specialties.

7. Explore the Nijō Castle, a grand former imperial palace with a beautiful garden.

8. Spend the evening at Pontocho Alley, a narrow street lined with traditional restaurants and bars.

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The climate in Kyoto

Kyoto experiences four distinct seasons. In spring, temperatures are mild with occasional showers. Summer is hot and humid, with occasional thunderstorms. Autumn is mild and sunny, with beautiful foliage. Winter is cold and dry, with occasional snowfall. Overall, the climate in Kyoto is mild and temperate, with distinct seasonal changes.

Cruise weather for Kyoto

Our weather forecast for Kyoto helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 27.3 °C
min: 22.6 °C
10.8 m/s
24.8 m/s
99.2 %
22.1 m
90.1 %
1,013 hPa
04:53:43
19:11:46
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 22.3 °C
6.8 m/s
10.1 m/s
100.0 %
22.1 m
89.7 %
1,016 hPa
04:54:21
19:11:19
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 23.9 °C
min: 21.7 °C
5.8 m/s
8.6 m/s
100.0 %
22.1 m
94.0 %
1,017 hPa
04:55:00
19:10:51
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 31.5 °C
min: 21.4 °C
12.6 m/s
14.8 m/s
87.8 %
23.9 m
77.5 %
1,015 hPa
04:55:40
19:10:22
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 32.3 °C
min: 22.9 °C
10.4 m/s
13.7 m/s
33.2 %
24.1 m
68.4 %
1,014 hPa
04:56:19
19:09:50
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 32.2 °C
min: 23.9 °C
13.7 m/s
17.6 m/s
58.5 %
23.9 m
70.9 %
1,013 hPa
04:57:00
19:09:17
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 25.2 °C
min: 23.4 °C
5.8 m/s
9.7 m/s
95.2 %
22.7 m
88.2 %
1,011 hPa
04:57:41
19:08:43
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 29.5 °C
min: 23 °C
10.8 m/s
17.3 m/s
93.5 %
23.9 m
81.3 %
1,009 hPa
04:58:22
19:08:07
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 28.3 °C
min: 22.7 °C
7.6 m/s
15.5 m/s
100.0 %
20.8 m
88.5 %
1,006 hPa
04:59:04
19:07:29
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 31.8 °C
min: 22.6 °C
5.8 m/s
9.0 m/s
94.1 %
21.5 m
79.4 %
1,004 hPa
04:59:47
19:06:50
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 35.5 °C
min: 24.7 °C
11.9 m/s
16.2 m/s
46.6 %
24.1 m
66.4 %
1,006 hPa
05:00:29
19:06:09
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 35.5 °C
min: 25.5 °C
8.6 m/s
9.7 m/s
44.5 %
24.1 m
66.6 %
1,010 hPa
05:01:13
19:05:27
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 34.7 °C
min: 26.1 °C
7.9 m/s
9.7 m/s
80.6 %
24.1 m
66.7 %
1,012 hPa
05:01:56
19:04:43
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 33.0 °C
min: 25.8 °C
7.2 m/s
10.8 m/s
81.4 %
23.7 m
68.3 %
1,012 hPa
05:02:40
19:03:58

Cruises to Kyoto

Would you like to travel to Kyoto on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Kyoto.

Scheduled ship calls in Kyoto, Japan
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 18th 2024 Thursday, 18th of Jul. 2024 Celebrity Millennium 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Jul. 24th 2024 Wednesday, 24th of Jul. 2024 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Jul. 28th 2024 Sunday, 28th of Jul. 2024 Celebrity Millennium 07:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 29th 2024 Monday, 29th of Jul. 2024 Celebrity Millennium 12:00 am 03:00 pm
Aug. 10th 2024 Saturday, 10th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Millennium 08:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 11th 2024 Sunday, 11th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Millennium 12:00 am 03:00 pm
Aug. 22nd 2024 Thursday, 22nd of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Millennium 08:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 23rd 2024 Friday, 23rd of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Millennium 12:00 am 03:00 pm
Sep. 3rd 2024 Tuesday, 3rd of Sep. 2024 Celebrity Millennium 08:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Sep. 2024 Celebrity Millennium 12:00 am 03:00 pm
Sep. 15th 2024 Sunday, 15th of Sep. 2024 Celebrity Millennium 08:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 16th 2024 Monday, 16th of Sep. 2024 Celebrity Millennium 12:00 am 03:00 pm
Sep. 18th 2024 Wednesday, 18th of Sep. 2024 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 03:30 pm
Sep. 27th 2024 Friday, 27th of Sep. 2024 Celebrity Millennium 08:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 28th 2024 Saturday, 28th of Sep. 2024 Celebrity Millennium 12:00 am 03:00 pm
Oct. 9th 2024 Wednesday, 9th of Oct. 2024 Celebrity Millennium 08:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 9th 2024 Wednesday, 9th of Oct. 2024 Seven Seas Explorer 12:00 pm 12:00 am
Oct. 10th 2024 Thursday, 10th of Oct. 2024 Celebrity Millennium 12:00 am 03:00 pm
Oct. 10th 2024 Thursday, 10th of Oct. 2024 Seven Seas Explorer 12:00 am 07:00 pm
Oct. 17th 2024 Thursday, 17th of Oct. 2024 Quantum of the Seas 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Oct. 20th 2024 Sunday, 20th of Oct. 2024 Seven Seas Explorer 12:00 pm 12:00 am
Oct. 21st 2024 Monday, 21st of Oct. 2024 Seven Seas Explorer 12:00 am 07:00 pm
Oct. 31st 2024 Thursday, 31st of Oct. 2024 MS Regatta 11:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 31st 2024 Thursday, 31st of Oct. 2024 Seven Seas Explorer 10:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 1st 2024 Friday, 1st of Nov. 2024 MS Regatta 12:00 am 07:00 pm
Nov. 1st 2024 Friday, 1st of Nov. 2024 Seven Seas Explorer 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 2nd 2024 Saturday, 2nd of Nov. 2024 Seven Seas Explorer 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 5th 2024 Tuesday, 5th of Nov. 2024 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 03:30 pm
Feb. 10th 2025 Monday, 10th of Feb. 2025 MS Riviera 08:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 11th 2025 Tuesday, 11th of Feb. 2025 MS Riviera 12:00 am 05:00 pm
Feb. 27th 2025 Thursday, 27th of Feb. 2025 Norwegian Sky 07:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 28th 2025 Friday, 28th of Feb. 2025 Norwegian Sky 12:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 7th 2025 Friday, 7th of Mar. 2025 Seven Seas Explorer 07:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 8th 2025 Saturday, 8th of Mar. 2025 Seven Seas Explorer 12:00 am 07:00 pm
Mar. 11th 2025 Tuesday, 11th of Mar. 2025 Spectrum of the Seas 02:30 pm 12:00 am
Mar. 12th 2025 Wednesday, 12th of Mar. 2025 Spectrum of the Seas 12:00 am 04:00 am
Mar. 18th 2025 Tuesday, 18th of Mar. 2025 Celebrity Millennium 08:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 19th 2025 Wednesday, 19th of Mar. 2025 Celebrity Millennium 12:00 am 03:00 pm
Mar. 21st 2025 Friday, 21st of Mar. 2025 Seven Seas Explorer 12:00 pm 12:00 am
Mar. 22nd 2025 Saturday, 22nd of Mar. 2025 Seven Seas Explorer 12:00 am 07:00 pm
Mar. 26th 2025 Wednesday, 26th of Mar. 2025 Norwegian Spirit 08:00 am 09:00 pm
Mar. 30th 2025 Sunday, 30th of Mar. 2025 Celebrity Millennium 08:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 31st 2025 Monday, 31st of Mar. 2025 Celebrity Millennium 12:00 am 03:00 pm
Apr. 2nd 2025 Wednesday, 2nd of Apr. 2025 Seven Seas Explorer 10:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 3rd 2025 Thursday, 3rd of Apr. 2025 Seven Seas Explorer 12:00 am 07:00 pm
Apr. 10th 2025 Thursday, 10th of Apr. 2025 MS Riviera 07:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 11th 2025 Friday, 11th of Apr. 2025 MS Riviera 12:00 am 04:00 pm
Apr. 12th 2025 Saturday, 12th of Apr. 2025 Celebrity Millennium 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Apr. 16th 2025 Wednesday, 16th of Apr. 2025 Seven Seas Explorer 12:00 pm 12:00 am
Apr. 17th 2025 Thursday, 17th of Apr. 2025 Seven Seas Explorer 12:00 am 07:00 pm

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