Most Instagenic Spots In Kyoto Prefecture

Here're most instagenic spots in Kyoto, Japan. There're many instagram worthy spots you can get 'like' in your SNS, such as 'Shouju-in Temple' with a lovely heart shaped window, and 'Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine' with thousands of orange gates. Then, we selected best instagenic ones from 'special places to travel in Japan' that were posted in City's Pride by travelers and the locals who have actually been to Kyoto.

16 Most Instagenic Spots In Kyoto Prefecture

1Nanatani River, Yawagagi-no Michi Street

Cherry Blossom Tunnel & Carpet With The Scenic Countryside Of Tamba Area

I was totally fasinated by the long line of trees and a tunnel of cherry blossom. For the good balance with calm scenery of a countruside and greens, you can enjoy the landscape you cannot see in cities.

2Rurikoin Temple

Beautiful Reflection Of Green Maple Leaves On The Table Top

The spring special visiting is opened till 6/15 in 2018. The relaxing room extends here. The table room, which has been a hot topic in SNS, you can see various reflections from different directions. And, it's so gorgeous and beautiful.

3Shoju-in Temple

Heart-shaped Inome Window And Beautiful Painting On The Ceiling

Shouju-in Temple is famous for the lovely heart-shaped window called Inome-mado. Not only the window, I was fascinated with the beautiful paintings on the ceiling that are different one by one. In summer, you can also enjoy tea in the beautiful sounds of wind bell.

4Kifune Shrine

Beautiful Kufune Shrine With Lush Fresh Greens

Though it's sometimes terribly hot in Kyoto, the sensory temperature becomes cooler when you enter into Kifune Shrine with lush greens. It's located in such a rich nature. Its fortune-telling slip, that the letters appear on the water, is also attractive.

5Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Not Only The Stage! Three Storied Pagoda And Niou Gate Are Also Beautiful In Kiyomizu Temple

Kiyomizu Temple has a history more than 1200 years. Obviously, this temple is one of the most famous tourist spots in Kyoto. The wooden huge stage of Kiyomizu is impressive, and, please don't miss the Three Storied Pagoda and Niou Gate in front of the entrance, which are also beautiful.

6Ninenzaka Street

A Stone Paved Slope 'Ninenzaka' With Many Tasteful Shops In Kyoto

There're tasteful houses standing along the slope, you can enjoy seeing the townscape of Kyoto just the same as you associate. Even Starbucks opens in Kyoto style. Now, this area is designated as Kyoto's important preservation district of historic buildings.

7Keage Incline

Keage Incline In Summer

Keage Incline has beautiful lush greens in summer. Also, you can see the wonderful scenery every season such as autumn colored leaves and cherry blossoms in spring. For the retro atmosphere, Japanese traditional outfits Kimono and Yukata are excellent with the scenery.


Beautiful Bamboo Forest Passage

Bamboo Forest is a must-visit place in Arashiyama. Even in summer, you can feel the cool air in the early morning, and have an excellent morning walk.

9Fushimi Jikkoku-bune Boat

Beautiful Even After They Fall... Jikkoku-bune Boat Going Between Cherry Blossom Raft

Jikkoku-bune boat of Kyoto Fushimi commands the particularly beautiful scene of cherry blossom in spring. What's more, the scenery of the boat going between the cherry blossom raft which appears when they're out of bloom on the water surface, is amazing! People can enjoy this scenery for a while even after the cherry blossoms fall.

10Shimogamo Shrine (Kamomioya Shrine)

Artistic Light Festival At A World Heritage, Shimogamo Shrine

Light Festival in Tadasu no Mori by TeamLab is held at a world heritage site in Kyoto, Shimogamo Shrine, from 8/17 to 9/2. The room produced by the arts of light, are very mysterious.

11Yasaka 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!

12Zuishin-in Temple

Vivid Painting On Sliding Doors As A Contemporary Art

Zuishin-in Temple is said to have a connection with Onono Komachi (a poet in Heian Period who was a celestial beauty in Japan), and has some historical sites in its precinct. Among them, Fushuma-e (a painting on Japanese sliding doors) named 'Gokusaisiki Baikou Komachi Ezu (Colorful Plum Scent Komachi Picture), that expresses the life of Onono Komachi who stayed this temple in her later years.

13Kawai 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.

14Adashino'nembutsu-ji Temple

Kyoto Bamboo Grove You Can Have Enough Time To Take Pictures Without The Crowd

I could take pictures of Japanese traditional outfits kimono and bamboo grove without the crowd. Here's the best place in Arashiyama, to take pictures with beautiful bamboo grove.

15Yasaka Pagoda (Hokan-ji Temple)

This Is The Scenery Of Kyoto

This slope where we can see Yasaka Pagoda, is very famous spot in Kyoto. It has the various atmosphere in each time. Specially, after the evening glow. many tourists get together to take pictures.

16Gyoja-bashi Bridge

A Tasteful Bridge Often Used For TV Drama Scene

It's very instagenic for you to wear kimono and walk across the bridge! I like the beautiful willow tree season from the early summer to autumn!

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