Best Stunning Night View Spots In Kyoto-shi

Here're best Stunning Night View Spots in Kyoto-shi. We released a ranking of reviews about Stunning Night View Spots posted by travel influencers who have actually been to Kyoto-shi.

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Address:1-294 Kiyomizu Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access:By bus, 10 min from Kyoto Station to Gojōzaka, then 10 min walk. By car or taxi, 15 min from Kyoto Station.



Kiyomizu-dera is one of the most famous spots for autumn leaves in Kyoto. I visited several places to light up the autumn leaves, but this place is a spot for autumn leaves that can only be said to be true.


Address:28 Kacho-cho Zushioku Yamashina-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access:5 min from taxi or car from Keage Station. Free parking area is available.

As a famous dating-spot to see the night view of Kyoto, Shogun-zuka Mound City Observatory commands the whole view of the city including Kyoto Tower. What's more, you can experience the special visiting at nearby Seiryuden Temple in spring and autumn when you've time. ◎To access, about 1000 yen by taxi, or you can use cars or go on foot barely. This City Observatory is opened for 24 hours and free.


Address:180 Kibune-cho Kurama Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access:5 min from Kifune-guchi Station of Eizan Train to 'Kifune', then walk 5 min.

In spring, summer, autumn and winter, both day and night, even however the weather is, this shrine is always beautiful! Like this pic, they sometimes have light-up events! When you visit, you can experience a water-fortunetelling, too. ◎From Kibune Station of Eizan Railway, a bus is available for 160 yen.


Address:23 Yamadakitano-cho Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access:By bus, 55 min from Kyoto Station (C6 Bus Stop) to Kokedera, then 3 min walk. 12 min walk from Hankyu Kamikatsura Station. 25 min by car from Kyoto Station. Free parking area is available.



Here is famous as a bamboo temple and also as an autumn foliage sight. It's worth to see the beautiful contrast between the mossy bamboo grove and the colors of the autumn foliage. Although it's not easy to access, I want you to come all this way.


Address:59 Myoshinji-cho Hanazono Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto



In Kyoto, Torin-in of Myoshin-ji Temple holds 'a party for getting close to Bonto(Buddhist Lights)' every year in autumn. You can find autumn illumination events here and there in Kyoto, but why don't you relax with the gentle lights of this a little unusual party.


Address:69-1 Sanjobo-cho Awataguchi Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto



Shoren-in temple holds special night visits every spring and autumn. During the term, everywhere in the garden is illuminated. Beside Shinden, you can see the garden covered with flickering lights like fireflies.


Address:Nyoigadake-cho Awataguchi Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access:30 min by bus from Kyoto Station to Ginkakuji Michi, then 90 min walk to the mountain top.

We usually look up Mt. Daimonji from the foot. But from the mountain, it commands this amazing view of Kyoto city. We can sit on the wall with legs throw out, and stay this tranquil place for many hours.◎You need to climb the mountain for about 30 min. Climb from the side of Ginkaku-ji Temple.


Address:24 Saga Kitabori-cho Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access:5 min walk from JR Saga Arashiyama Station. 3 min walk from Araden Rokuouin Station. By bus, 40 min from Kyoto Station to Shimo Saga, then 3 min walk. By car or taxi, 30 min from Kyoto Station.



Limited for only 100 people to enter, the night special visiting was held for the first time in 2016. A tunnel of fall foliage worth seeing even in the daytime becomes indescribably beautiful by the illuminations at night. I want this special visiting to be held in and after 2017.

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