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Best Time to Visit Nara

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Best Time to Visit Nara
When is the best time to visit Nara? Nara is Japan's first permanent capital located south of Kyoto. The Great Buddha and many historical temples and shrines can be found in the city. Nara is home to the largest park with hundreds of freely roaming deer in Nara Park. The deer have become a symbol of the city and is known as a natural treasure. With the grounds of shrines and temples and scenic views, Nara has so much to offer with the history it holds and the natural beauty. When is the best time visit to be able to see what Nara has to offer, as each season is unique?


Spring
Nara is known to have the most spectacular cherry blossom of the country, as it has always been a popular destination for the Japanese. While spring season is known for the cherry blossoms, from late February through the beginning of July, the parks, gardens, and temple grounds have hydrangea, peonies, and other seasonal flowers that bloom in a variety of colors. It is a great time to visit the temple gardens, shrines with a great atmosphere during this time. The temperature starts to warm up in March as it can vary from cold to warm during the day and night. The weather ranges in the highs of 78 degrees Fahrenheit (26 degrees Celsius) and 53 degrees Fahrenheit (12 degrees Celsius). May is the recommended month as there are fewer people and the weather starts to warm up and the trees are fresh and green, very beautiful with the flowers in bloom. Spring is a time to think about visiting Nara, as it has the best weather conditions.


Summer
Nara is blessed with forests and green mountain areas, as it provides the opportunity to escape the summer heat if needed. In the early summer, the hydrangeas bloom and it is when rice planting starts. If you are interested in hiking and camping, it is the best time to do so. There are many festivals or firework displays during this time as many temples and shrines also hold illuminations events. With the long, warm nights the weather ranges around highs of 88 degrees Fahrenheit (31 degrees Celsius) and lows of 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18 degrees Celsius) during June and July. During June and July is when the rainy season starts, as it doesn't rain every day, travel is possible as you have to make sure to plan and pack accordingly. August is when the temperatures reach its highest around 91 degrees Fahrenheit (33 degrees Celsius) and the rain usually ends. It tends to be very hot and humid, but can still be enjoyed if you dress accordingly and stay hydrated since it's not as crowded during this time.


Fall
As summer comes to an end, September still has summer heat for the first two weeks but mornings become cooler. The highs from September at 83 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius) and go to 73 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius) between September and October. The skies are clear and sunny during this time, making hiking a more comfortable experience. Autumn is also known for its beautiful views of rice fields and the fall foliage on the grounds of shrines and temples. The colors of yellow and orange start to come alive as leaves change color attracting many people to visit during this time. Sake, rice, and persimmons are the best during this season if you'd like to try. November is another good seanson to visit Nara if you are interested in the fall foliage as it is at its peak during this time. The weather starts to cool down in November with highs of 62 degrees Fahrenheit (17 degrees Celsius) and lows of 54 degrees Fahrenheit (8 degrees Celsius).


Winter
Is winter the worst season to visit? Nara is the quietest during the winter season, with fewer visitors many attractions like museums and temples are not as crowded. In the winter, with fewer crowds, it gives you the ability and time to unwind and relax more whether it is at a hot spring resort or enjoying the local life. Skiing can be enjoyed at some locations, as there is occasional snow but doesn't stay long. During this time, if you want to fully experience Nara with a more intimate experience, it is the best time to visit but note that many businesses are closed during a certain period for the holidays. If you are not a fan of the cold then be aware that the highs during this season range between 54 degrees Fahrenheit (12 degrees Celsius) and 47 degrees Fahrenheit (8 degrees Celsius).

 

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Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the best time to visit Nara?
    The four seasons each have their unique characteristics. Cherry blossom in the spring, greenery in the summer, red leaves in the autumn, and in the winter there is the fire ceremony.
  • What is the weather like in mid-November in Nara?
    The average temperature is around 8 to 18 degrees Celsius (46 to 64 degrees Fahrenheit). It is suitable to just wear comfortable suitable for you. In addition, you may encounter showers, so please bring an umbrella and suitable clothing for the weather.
  • Can the deer in Nara Park still be seen when the weather is cold in early February?
    Nara is the city of deer, and the deer is the symbol of Nara. You can see fawns all year round in Nara Park. In February, the average temperature in Nara ranges between 2 to 10 degrees Celsius (35 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit), where it is usually colder in the morning and the evening.
  • What time of the year is the Nara Cherry Blossom Festival?
    Nara's cherry blossom season usually runs from late March to the end of March. It may change slightly, but it usually is around this time of the year.
  • What time of the year is the Nara Cherry Blossom Festival?
    Nara's cherry blossom season usually runs from late March to the end of March. It may change slightly, but it usually is around this time of the year.
  • When is the best time to visit Nara Park?
    The best time to visit Nara Park is from early November to early December.
  • Is springtime the only best time to visit Nara? How about other seasons?
    In the springtime, you can see cherry blossoms, but you can see lotus flowers in the summer, red leaves in the autumn, and deer in the winter. It depends what your interests are and what weather you prefer to visit in.
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