Best Time to Visit Kyoto

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Best Time to Visit Kyoto

Though you can visit the picturesque city of Kyōto any time of the year thanks to its mild weather, the best months to enjoy it to its fullest are October to November and March, April, and May. In spring, the cherry blossoms (sakura), make the city the perfect setting for a romantic getaway, while in autumn, the "maple hunting" (momijigari) makes it a true delight to explore. If you're travelling during Golden Week (end of April/beginning of May) be aware that the city is jam-packed with tourists and hotel rates are doubled. Summer is the rainy season in Japan; The moisture in the air makes it a soggy, sweaty visit.

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