Kyoto

The former capital of Japan, Kyoto has many beautiful, picturesque places to offer visitors. With many historical buildings and scenic gardens, the city has an abundance of picture spots all year round.
The former capital of Japan, Kyoto has many beautiful, picturesque places to offer visitors. With many historical buildings and scenic gardens, the city has an abundance of picture spots all year round. The spring season brings cherry blossoms, sakura, and other beautiful flowers. While summer brings sunflowers and more flowers. The Autumn season brings beautiful and warm hues with the falling leaves. The winter season brings a pure white setting with snow!


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Kyoto is known for its' beautiful cherry blossoms — Photo by Kai

Kyoto is known for its' beautiful cherry blossoms — Photo by Kai


Top 5 Popular Photo Spots in Kyoto


1. Ninna-ji (Ninnaji Temple)

Many popular tourists spots in this photo — Photo by YEWKONG Photography

Many popular tourists spots in this photo — Photo by YEWKONG Photography

You & Me — Photo by Katakura Photo Office

You & Me — Photo by Katakura Photo Office

This temple in Kyoto is one of the most famous temples in the area for its' breathtaking sites in and around the area. Well known to be a popular spot in spring because of the many cherry blossoms that surround the area, other seasons have much to offer as well. 


2. Arashiyama Bamboo Grove


The Arashiyama Bamboo grove is popular for locals and tourists alike! — Photo by 2 of us photography

The Arashiyama Bamboo grove is popular for locals and tourists alike — Photo by 2 of us photography

The endless rows of bamboo stalks make for a beautiful photo op — Photo by Hayashi Photo Works

The endless rows of bamboo stalks make for a beautiful photo op — Photo by Hayashi Photo Works


This historic site is famed for the bamboo grove that provides a stunning background for the perfect picture. Though the area itself has many popular tourist spots to see, the bamboo grove is most famous. The endless rows of green bamboo stalk provide a serene and calming atmosphere. 


3. Keage Incline 

This ancient rail line is a beautiful spot for photos — Photo by Kai

This ancient rail line is a beautiful spot for photos — Photo by Kai

Whether in spring or fall, the Keage Incline is a beautiful site! — Photo by elle pupa

Whether in spring or fall, the Keage Incline is a beautiful site! — Photo by elle pupa


Once used as a rail line, this old railway is lined with beautiful cherry blossoms and is known to be one of the best places to see them. A very popular photo spot for couples for its tranquil background that creates amazing photos. 


4. Philosopher's Walk 

Cherry blossoms line the Philosopher's walk — Photo by Atelier Casha

Cherry blossoms line the Philosopher's walk — Photo by Atelier Casha

Beautiful cherry blossoms (sakura) in the spring — Photo by Murata Photo Works

Beautiful cherry blossoms (sakura) in the spring — Photo by Murata Photo Works

Lined with many cherry blossom trees, this stone path is a popular spot in spring when the sakura are in full bloom. The Philosopher's walk, also known as Philosopher's path, is about 2 kilometers long and provides picturesque backgrounds fo every season. 


5. Maruyama Park 

No matter the season, Kyoto provides beautiful photo spots! — Photo by Hayashi Photo Works

No matter the season, Kyoto provides beautiful photo spots! — Photo by Hayashi Photo Works

Kyoto has many nature photo spots — Photo by Hayashi Photo Works

Kyoto has many nature photo spots — Photo by Hayashi Photo Works

Famed to be the most popular cherry blossom viewing spot, this park in Kyoto is the perfect spot for cherry blossom photos. The Maruyama Park is famous for having a weeping cherry tree that illuminates at night. 


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