Most Beautiful Shrines & Temples In Kyoto

Most beautiful Shinto shrines and temples in Kyoto [京都], Japan's proud tourist city. Fascinated by the architectural skills, senses of beauty and solemn worldviews, many tourists visit the city. Then, we selected top shrines and temples from among the City's Pride by travelers who actually visited there.

Most Beautiful Shrines & Temples In Kyoto [1-10]

1Jizoin Temple

Greenery Of 600 Years History And 'Bamboo Temple' Jizo-in.

Jizo-in at Matsuo in Kyoto is called 'bamboo temple' and the precinct is tinged with green from now till summer. And a Japanese style Karesansui flat garden is worth seeing, which is a registered scenic spot in Kyoto.

2Yasaka Koshin-do Temple

The Colorful World Of Lucky Charm Balls

I wrote my wish on a colorful ball at Yasaka Koshin-do Temple in Kyoto. It's a nice place my heart leaps up just looking at them. Your Instagram must be able to get many likes!

3Ruriko-in Temple

Ruriko-in Temple's Breathtaking Reflection Designed By Japanese Maple Leaves

A famous place for maple leaves viewing, Ruriko-in Temple has terms of special visiting for a few months in spring and autumn. You can see the beautiful green leaves in spring, and colorful ones in autumn. The reflections on the floor and desk is so wonderful!

4Giouji Temple

A Convent Where 'A Tragedy Heroine' Gio Moved In

Gio-ji Temple is in Arashiyama, Kyoto. A dancer Gio lost a Taira-no-Kiyomori's favor and was turned out from Kyoto. She spent the rest of her life as a nun in this convent.

5Kifune Shrine

The Shrine Steps Enveloped In Fresh Greens

Kifune Shrine changes its appearance in each season. From spring to summer, you can see the lively scenery of fresh green.

6Shoju-in Temple

A Photogenic Temple In Kyoto♡ Inome Window That Brings Good Fortune

Shoju-in Temple is now a topic of conversation. One of the reason is this Inome Window with attractive fresh greens. Inome means heart shape and brings good fortune, then it has been used since the ancient times! What is more, at the same drawing room, there're 160 beautiful painting on the ceiling to delight the visitors.

7Enko-ji Temple

Enko-ji Temple's Frame Garden As A Piece Of Picture

Enko-ji Temple was a school for development of education by Ieyasu Tokugawa. A wonderful Japanese garden covered with moss, 'Jyu-gyu no niwa' is like a picture by the temple pillars on all sides. The rich nature gives us a moment of relief.

8Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

The Sanctuary Tunnel 'Senbon Torii' Made of Thousands of Shrine Gates

The Shrine Gates Tunnel is mystic and seems a road to another world. The sightseeing spot is one of the most popular ones in Japan among foreign tourists.

9Nanzen-ji Temple

Nanzen-ji Temple's Suirokaku Renowned As A Photogenic Spot

Nanzen-ji Temple's Suirokaku (waterway architect) is a huge arch structure. It has become renowned recently as a photogenic spot, and many people visit here. I think it's better for you to visit during morning!

10Kawai Shrine

Kawai Shrine With Lovely Makeup Ema

At Kawai Shrine, you can make up ema (votive picture tablet to write your wish) by your own cosmetics. They sell a beverage named 'Bijin Sui (Beauty Water)', it's nice place for people like beauty treatments. You can enjoy this lovely shrine even just looking around.

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