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Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, and Kobe are major travel destinations in Kansai, with an ideal climate during September and October. This article introduces the weather and average temperatures during these months, and comfortable clothing for a great fall trip in Japan.

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Kyoto, Osaka, and Kansai Weather Between September and October

The Kansai area in western Japan is home to many popular areas for travelers, from shopping in Osaka, the traditional scenery of Kyoto and Nara, and port city of Kobe. Universal Studios Japan in Osaka holds Halloween events, making it one of the few places you can celebrate this fall holiday in Japan.

Travelers may be concerned about the climate and appropriate fashion for this season. This article introduces the weather and what to wear in the Kansai area in September and October.

Average Temperatures in Kansai in September and October

The Kansai region experiences mild changes in weather during September and October. These two months become noticeably cooler than the summer and are ideal travel times in Japan. Below are the median temperatures for 2018 of major Kansai destinations.

In September 2018, Kyoto had an average temperature of 23.6°C, with a high of 27.4°C and a low of 20.6°C. Osaka had an average temperature of 24.1°C, with a high of 27.6°C and a low of 21.2°C.

For October 2018, Kyoto had an average temperature of 18.7°C, with highs reaching 23.6°C and lows dipping to 14.7°C. In Osaka, the temperature was 19.7°C with a high of 23.9° C, with a low of 16.3°C.

About September and October Weather in Kansai

What To Wear This Fall? Kansai Weather In September/October

It will still be warm in September, so you can essentially wear summertime clothing. You should put on thin, light and breathable clothing. For shoes, you will see a lot of people in sandals.

In late September the temperature will steadily drop, and when it rains you may feel cold. It will be cold in short sleeves, so you should bring something with long-sleeves or three-quarter length sleeves. Early October and late September have about the same weather, but by the end of October, the weather will often suddenly turn cold, so you will find a knit sweater or light coat to be handy. If you head to Universal Studios Japan, which is close to the coast, there is a marked difference in daytime and nighttime temperatures. Be sure to bring something to ward against the cold, and enjoy your trip.

Recommended September Fashion for Kansai

A Top With Mid-Length Sleeves and a Knee-Length Skirt or Pants

What To Wear This Fall? Kansai Weather In September/October

The summer heat will still be around in September, so we recommend a comfortable cotton top with half-sleeves or short sleeves and a knee-length skirt. Later in the month it will get cold in the mornings and evenings, so if you’re sensitive to cold, bring a knit sweater or light coat.

A Shirt with Mid-Length Sleeves and Long Pants

What To Wear This Fall? Kansai Weather In September/October

Your outfit should include a breathable, sweat-absorbent shirt with half-length to three-quarter length sleeves. It will be easy to move around in, and more than anything, comfort is important.

In late September it will get chilly, so bring a thin knit sweater or long-sleeved shirt to fend off the cold.

What To Wear This Fall? Kansai Weather In September/October

We recommend very breathable clothing.

Recommended October Fashion for Kansai

A Thin Shirt and Wide-Leg Pants, a Vest and Long-Sleeved Shirt

What To Wear This Fall? Kansai Weather In September/October

In October, the temperature will drop and the weather will be very pleasant. The stylish and comfortable clothing article for traveling during this time is a pair of soft wide-leg pants. They are easy to move around in and are fashionable in Japan.

What To Wear This Fall? Kansai Weather In September/October

While the daytime is warm during October, there is a big temperature difference in the morning and at night, so bring a warm coat or vest with you. It can be easily taken off, and goes well with long-sleeved clothing.

A Long Sleeve-Shirt, Pants and a Coat

What To Wear This Fall? Kansai Weather In September/October

Some people may still be wearing short-sleeved shirts and shorts, remnants of summer, but outfits of thin, long-sleeved shirts and long pants are the most common. Bring a thicker coat to be comfortable in the mornings and evenings.

Enjoy Your Autumn Trip to Western Japan in Comfort

This article is about weather and what to wear during September and October in the Kansai area. The weather will be different in places like the Kanto area, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Okinawa. Use this article for reference when you travel around Kansai, and have a comfortable trip.

*This article was translated and edited from the original traditional Chinese.

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Hailing from Taichung, Taiwan, this woman's eyes light up at the mention of food. Having experienced incredible moments in Japan, she now resides in the Southern Hemisphere, using images and words to record precious memories and discoveries from her travels. She is the author of "Japan, Slow Travel: Encountering Mountain Cities, Floral Seasons, Islands, Seafood, Street Scenes, and Everyday Life, 2190X Seasonal Poems".

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