The average temperature in October in kyoto is 18℃. October is one of the most pleasant months to stay in Japan as the weather is warm and sunny, but is not hot and humid anymore.
Electric voltage is uniformly 100 volts, AC, throughout Japan, but with two different cycles: 50 in eastern Japan including Tokyo, and 60 in western Japan including Kyoto, Osaka and Nagoya. Leading hotels in major cities have two outlets of 100 and 220 volts but their sockets usually accept a two-leg plug only.
"Miyako Messe Wi-Fi" can be used in the lobbies on the 3rd, 1st and 1st basement (B1) floors. All devices that support wireless LAN connection can be freely used in these areas.
There are usually heavy traffic jams in the downtown area of Kyoto. Bus is convenient but mostly late. Subway is preferred.
Only Japanese yen (JPY) is acceptable at regular stores and restaurants. There are 3 different denomination bills: 10000, 5000 and 1000, and 6 different denomination coins: 500, 100, 50, 10, 5 and 1.Certain foreign currencies may be accepted at a limited number of hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops. You can buy yen at foreign exchange banks and other authorized money exchangers on presentation of your passport.
All major credit cards, such as American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Diners Club, are accepted at all major hotels, restaurants and tourist facilities. They may not be accepted at small shops.
Tipping is not customary in Japan, therefore, you don’t have to do so. At hotels and major restaurants a 10-15 % service charge will be added.
Japan Standard Time is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +9).
For more information about travel and culture please visit the site of Japan National Tourism Organization.