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During winter, Japan’s temperature can go down below zero. In Kyoto, particularly, temperatures fluctuates to an extremely mild 10 – 12°C, which means travelers have to brave the frost in order to get the best of the season. January is considered the coldest month of the year, with the lowest average of 1°C. It gradually rises up in March, which receives an average of 14°C. During this season, travelers are advised to wear heavy layers of clothing; something which the locals are accustomed…

In this Japan packing list, find out what to pack for Kyoto in this edition of our Locals Approved Packing Guides! The best travel advice comes from locals!