|Above, Kinkaku-ji "Golden Pavilion" in Kyoto. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Kyoto is a city in Japan that I've visited twice. The first time was in 2004 during the summer and, most recently, in 2015 during autumn.
Of the two, I preferred visiting in autumn as Kyoto was not unbearably hot at the time. It was very hot and humid during my summer visit.
But, others may have different preferences and Kyo Tours Japan takes a look at each season in a new article.
The article begins with:
So you've decided you want to come visit Japan. Great! Now all you have to do is figure out when...
Japanese locals are notorious for their insistence that the changing of the four seasons is one of the things that makes Japan special. (They're always shocked to hear that yes, the leaves change color in North America and Euorpe as well) Nonetheless, the yearly cycle in Japan is quite stunning and dramatic.
So when's the best time to come to Kyoto? I'll tell you the answer up front: any time of year is great here. However, picking the right time to visit can mean a big difference between temperatures and local happenings, and it also affects things like seasonal food and sightseeing scheduling. Here's a breakdown of each season, with some pros and cons for each time of year.
To read more, go here.