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bamboo forestZenscablay/Flickr
bend to the rightPigprox/Shutterstock
Main gate toriiKentaro Ohno/Flickr
path near MitsurugiKentaro Ohno/Flickr
from eastKid D/Flickr
Golden Pavilion of Kinkaku-jiMichaelstockfoto/Shutterstock
Kami-no-YashiroJosef Knecht/Wikipedia
Kitsune at RōmonLuca Mascaro/Flickr
Kitsune by NaihaidenImmanuel Giel/Wikipedia
looking northKakidai/Wikipedia
main gate toriiBaggio4ever/Wikipedia
Omokaru-ishiDiamonds/Wikipedia
single with kitsuneJennie Kondo/Wikipedia
straight verticalJay Yuan/Shutterstock
stream and toriiConiferconifer/Flickr
Torii gate entranceMoyan Brenn/Wikipedia
bend to the leftJennie Kondo/Wikipedia
double gate entranceIman Mosaad/Flickr
Higashimaru-jinja ShrineKenpei/Wikipedia
Iwatayama Monkey ParkAndrea Schaffer/Flickr
Kifune ShrineChi King/Wikipedia
North entrance toriiSorimachi.tw/Flickr
north torii and RōmonLuca Mascaro/Flickr
Origami crane stringsImmanuel Giel/Wikipedia
Otagi Nenbutsu-jiAussie Assault/Flickr
pagoda and two red buildingsLuca Mascaro/Flickr
shrine with many mini toriiDavideGorla/Flickr
Tō-ji five-story pagodaNekosuki/Wikipedia
WaterfallAjari/Flickr
Yasakakamimachi663highland/Wikipedia
bulldog gargoyleYanajin33/Wikipedia
double torii exitRyuch/Wikipedia
Kami-Massha Tamayama Inari-shaMyself/Wikipedia
Kitsune by torii to gardenDariusz Jemielniak/Wikipedia
Kiyomizu-dera temple view over KyotoSergejf/Flickr
Main entrance toriiYisris/Flickr
mothers holding babiesKimon Berlin/Flickr
pathway between two red buildings with cherry blossomLuca Mascaro/Flickr
Pink torii entrance by OkumiyaKzaral/Flickr
Rikushu-no-matsu boat treeBgabel/Wikipedia
stone lantern and bridgeAna Paula Hirama/Flickr
Tenchi No OkamiMyself/Wikipedia
Torii and steps upBaggio4ever/Wikipedia
White Snake PagodaChi King/Wikipedia
Shimo-no-Yashiro ShrineOlivier Bruchez/Flickr
torii entrance to gardenMyself/Wikipedia
Kōdai-jiFg2/Wikipedia
Kyoto National MuseumWiiii/Wikipedia
Kyoto Municipal Museum of ArtDaderot/Wikipedia
Fushimi Inari-taishaJay Yuan/Shutterstock
Kinkaku-jiNH/Shutterstock

Contents

  • Higashiyama-ku
  • Kita-ku
  • Minami-ku
  • Yamashina-ku
  • Sakyō-ku
  • Back matter
  • Map

    About PhotoSecrets

     
     
     
     

    Foreword

    A great travel photo­graph, like a great news photo­graph, requires you to be in the right place at the right time to capture that special moment. Professional photo­graphers have a short-hand phrase for this: “F8 and be there.”

    There are countless books that can help you with photo­graphic technique, the “F8” portion of that equation. But until now, there’s been little help for the other, more critical portion of that equation, the “be there” part. To find the right spot, you had to expend lots of time and shoe leather to wander around, track down every potential viewpoint, and essentially re-invent the wheel.

    In my career as a professional travel photo­grapher, well over half my time on location is spent seeking out the good angles. Andrew Hudson’s PhotoSecrets does all that legwork for you, so you can spend your time photo­graphing instead of wandering about. It’s like having a professional location scout in your camera bag. I wish I had one of these books for every city I photo­graph on assignment.

    PhotoSecrets can help you capture the most beautiful sights with a minimum of hassle and a maximum of enjoyment. So grab your camera, find your favorite PhotoSecrets spots, and “be there!”

    About Bob Krist

    Bob Krist has photo­graphed assignments for National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Travel/­Holiday, Smithsonian, and Islands. He won “Travel photo­grapher of the Year” from the Society of American Travel Writers in 1994, 2007, and 2008.

    For National Geographic, Bob has led round-the-world tours and a traveling lecture series. His book In Tuscany with Frances Mayes spent a month on The New York Times’ bestseller list and his how-to book Spirit of Place was hailed by American Photo­grapher magazine as “the best book about travel photo­graphy we’ve ever read.”

    The parents of three sons, Bob and his wife live in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

    Welcome

    Thank you for reading PhotoSecrets. As a fellow fan of travel and photo­graphy, I hope this guide will help you quickly find the most visually stunning places, and come home with equally stunning photo­graphs.

    PhotoSecrets is designed to show you all the best sights. Flick through, see the classic shots, and use them as a departure point for your own creations. Get ideas for comp­osition and interesting viewpoints. See what piques your interest. Know what to shoot, where to stand, when to go, and why it’s interesting. Now you can spend less time researching and more time photographing.

    The idea for PhotoSecrets came during a trip to Thailand, when I tried to find the exotic beach used in the James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun. None of the guidebooks I had showed a picture, so I thought a guidebook of postcard photos would be useful for us photographers. Twenty-plus years later, you have this guide. Thanks!

    Now, start exploring — and take lots of photos!

    About Andrew Hudson

    Originally an engineer, Andrew Hudson started PhotoSecrets in 1995. His first book won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best First Book and his second won the Grand Prize in the National Self-Published Book Awards.

    Andrew has published 38 nationally-distributed photo­graphy books. He has photo­graphed assignments for Macy’s, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Men’s Health and Seventeen, and been a location scout for Nikon. His photos and articles have appeared in Alaska Airlines, National Geographic Traveler, Shutterbug Outdoor and Nature photo­graphy, Where, and Woman’s World.

    Andrew has a degree in Computer Engineering from Manchester University and a certificate in copyright law from Harvard Law School. Born in Redditch, England, he lives with his wife, two kids, and two chocolate Labs, in San Diego, California.

    Introduction

    At a Glance

    Name:Austin
    Address:Kyoto, Kansai, Honshu Island, Japan
    Fame:Capital of Texas
    Country:United States
    State:Texas
    Counties:Travis, Williamson, Hays
    Settled:1835
    Incorporated:1839
    Population:931,830 (city, 2015)
    2,000,860 (metro)
    Time zone:CST (UTC-6)
    GPS:30.25, -97.75
    Website:austintexas.gov

    Kyoto is a city located in the central part of the island of Honshu, Japan.

    Complex

    Main entrance torii

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > complex
    Addr:Where:34.967048
    135.770998
    What:ToriiWhen:Afternoon
    Look:East →Far:14 m (46 feet)

    North entrance

    North entrance torii

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > complex > north entrance
    Addr:Fushimi Inari-taisha,
    Fushimi-ku,
    Kyōto
    Where:34.9679088
    135.7709475
    What:ToriiWhen:Afternoon
    Look:East →Far:13 m (43 feet)

    North torii and Rōmon

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > complex > north entrance
    Addr:Fushimi Inari-taisha,
    Fushimi-ku,
    Kyōto
    Where:34.967469
    135.772349
    When:AfternoonLook:Southeast ↘
    Far:50 m (150 feet)

    Wall

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > complex > north entrance
    Addr:Fushimi Inari-taisha,
    Fushimi-ku,
    Kyōto
    Where:34.967559
    135.772252
    What:WallWhen:Morning
    Look:Northwest ↖Far:11 m (36 feet)

    Torii entrance to garden

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > complex

    Fushimi Inari-taisha.

    Addr:Fushimi Inari-taisha,
    Fushimi-ku,
    Kyōto
    Where:34.967419
    135.773350
    What:ToriiWhen:Afternoon
    Look:East-northeast Far:9 m (30 feet)

    Ideas for torii entrance to garden

    Kitsune by torii to garden

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > complex > torii entrance to garden
    Addr:Where:34.967450
    135.773418
    What:SculptureWhen:Afternoon
    Look:North-northeast Far:2 m (7 feet)

    Juyosho

    Red chōchin

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > complex > Juyosho

    red chōchin (traditional Japanese paper lanterns) hanging from Juyosho.

    Addr:Where:34.9674026
    135.7732525
    What:Paper lanternsWhen:Morning
    Look:West-southwest Far:6 m (20 feet)

    Garden

    Kami-Massha Tamayama Inari-sha

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > garden
    Addr:Where:34.967451
    135.773624
    What:ShrineWhen:Afternoon
    Look:East →Far:11 m (36 feet)
    AKA:Kamimassha

    Ideas for Kami-Massha Tamayama Inari-sha

    Pink torii entrance by Okumiya

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > garden
    Addr:Fushimi Inari-taisha,
    Fushimi-ku,
    Kyōto
    Where:34.9672004
    135.7739872
    What:ToriiWhen:Afternoon
    Look:Southeast ↘Far:9 m (30 feet)

    Senbon trail

    Okusha

    Omokaru-ishi

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Okusha
    Addr:Where:34.9664683
    135.7756392
    What:StoneWhen:Afternoon
    Look:East →Far:7 m (23 feet)
    AKA:Omokaru Stone

    Single with kitsune

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Okusha
    Addr:Where:34.966542
    135.775492
    When:MorningLook:North ↑
    Far:11 m (36 feet)

    Shrine with many mini torii

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Okusha
    Addr:Where:34.9665399
    135.775682
    What:ShrineWhen:Afternoon
    Look:Northeast ↗Far:1 m (3 feet)

    Ideas for shrine with many mini torii

    Double torii exit

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Okusha
    Addr:Where:34.9664968
    135.7754556
    When:MorningLook:West ←
    Far:5 m (16 feet)

    Kitsune

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Okusha
    Addr:Where:34.9665539
    135.7755025
    What:SculptureWhen:Morning
    Look:Northwest ↖Far:2 m (7 feet)

    Senbon torii

    Bend to the left

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Senbon torii
    Addr:Where:34.9666109
    135.7750914
    When:AfternoonLook:Southeast ↘
    Far:17 m (56 feet)

    Ideas for bend to the left

    With lamp

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Senbon torii > bend to the left
    Addr:Where:34.9667726
    135.7750713
    When:MorningLook:Northwest ↖
    Far:21 m (69 feet)

    Ideas for lamp

    Vertical

    With mist

    Spread apart

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Senbon torii > bend to the left
    Addr:Where:34.9680115
    135.7759744
    When:MorningLook:West-southwest
    Far:20 m (66 feet)

    With black path

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Senbon torii > bend to the left
    Addr:Where:34.966957
    135.775435
    When:AnytimeLook:South-southeast
    Far:23 m (75 feet)

    Bend to the right

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Senbon torii
    Addr:Where:34.966518
    135.775394
    When:MorningLook:West ←
    Far:17 m (56 feet)

    Low

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Senbon torii > bend to the right
    Addr:Where:34.9669781
    135.7748431
    When:AfternoonLook:Southeast ↘
    Far:21 m (69 feet)

    Vertical

    Straight

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Senbon torii
    Addr:Where:34.966930
    135.774841
    When:AfternoonLook:Southeast ↘
    Far:50 m (160 feet)

    Vertical

    Double gate entrance

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Senbon torii
    Addr:Senbon torii,
    Fushimi Inari-taisha,
    Fushimi-ku,
    Kyōto
    Where:34.9669928
    135.7747918
    When:AfternoonLook:East-southeast
    Far:9 m (30 feet)

    With kitsune

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Senbon torii > double gate entrance
    Addr:Where:34.967031
    135.774702
    When:AfternoonLook:East-southeast
    Far:6 m (20 feet)

    Outside

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Senbon torii
    Addr:Where:34.966684
    135.7751148
    When:MorningLook:South-southwest
    Far:5 m (16 feet)

    Side

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Senbon torii > outside
    Addr:Where:34.966879
    135.774986
    When:MorningLook:West-southwest
    Far:7 m (23 feet)

    Kumatakasha

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail
    Addr:Where:34.9682271
    135.7782004
    What:ShrineWhen:Afternoon
    Look:South-southeast Far:2 m (7 feet)
    AKA:Kumataka

    Ideas for Kumatakasha

    Shin-ike Pond

    Looking north

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Kumatakasha > Shin-ike Pond
    Addr:Where:34.968020
    135.778533
    When:AfternoonLook:North-northeast
    Far:40 m (110 feet)

    Looking south

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Kumatakasha > Shin-ike Pond
    Addr:Where:34.968310
    135.778643
    When:MorningLook:South ↓
    Far:40 m (120 feet)

    Tenchi No Okami

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Kumatakasha
    Addr:Fushimi Inari-taisha,
    Fushimi-ku,
    Kyōto
    Where:34.968150
    135.778458
    What:ShrineWhen:Anytime

    Ideas for Tenchi No Okami

    Kitsune

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Kumatakasha > Tenchi No Okami
    Addr:Where:34.968150
    135.778458
    When:Anytime

    Mitsutsuji

    Torii and steps up

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Mitsutsuji
    Addr:Fushimi Inari-taisha,
    Fushimi-ku,
    Kyōto
    Where:34.9682093
    135.7781462
    When:AfternoonLook:East-northeast
    Far:22 m (72 feet)

    Ganriki-sha

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail

    Ganriki means “Eye-Power” and the god is believed to cure eye disease.

    Addr:Fushimi Inari-taisha,
    Fushimi-ku,
    Kyōto
    Where:34.969261
    135.783477
    What:FountainWhen:Morning
    Look:South-southwest Far:7 m (23 feet)
    AKA:Ganrikisha, Eye-Power fountain

    Stream and torii

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Ganriki-sha
    Addr:Where:34.9691826
    135.7833549
    When:MorningLook:Southwest ↙
    Far:29 m (95 feet)

    Detail

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Ganriki-sha
    Addr:Fushimi Inari-taisha,
    Fushimi-ku,
    Kyōto
    Where:34.969212
    135.783385
    What:DetailWhen:Afternoon
    Look:East-southeast Far:5 m (16 feet)

    Gozen-dani

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail
    Addr:Where:34.969542
    135.784776
    What:ShrineWhen:Anytime
    AKA:Gozendani

    Yakuriki-sha

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail
    Addr:Where:34.968725
    135.7852472
    What:ShrineWhen:Afternoon
    Look:East-southeast Far:14 m (46 feet)
    AKA:Yakuriki-sha, Yakuriki

    Bulldog gargoyle

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Yakuriki-sha
    Addr:Where:34.9686239
    135.7859247
    What:SculptureWhen:Anytime

    Mitsurugi

    Path

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Mitsurugi
    Addr:Fushimi Inari-taisha,
    Fushimi-ku,
    Kyōto
    Where:34.967414
    135.786582
    What:PathWhen:Afternoon
    Look:South ↓Far:17 m (56 feet)

    Path near Mitsurugi

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Mitsurugi
    Addr:Fushimi Inari-taisha,
    Fushimi-ku,
    Kyōto
    Where:34.968128
    135.786167
    What:PathWhen:Afternoon
    Look:Southeast ↘Far:29 m (95 feet)

    Kaminari Iwa

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Mitsurugi
    Addr:Where:34.968598
    135.785766
    What:RockWhen:Morning
    Look:Southwest ↙Far:5 m (16 feet)
    AKA:Thunder Rock

    Ichi-no-mine

    Kami-no-Yashiro

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Ichi-no-mine
    Addr:Where:34.966969
    135.785524
    What:ShrineWhen:Morning
    Look:North ↑Far:11 m (36 feet)
    AKA:Omikuji?

    Ideas for Kami-no-Yashiro

    Ainomine

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail
    Addr:Where:34.966990
    135.783112
    What:PeakWhen:Anytime
    AKA:Ainomine

    Ideas for Ainomine

    San-no-mine

    Shimo-no-Yashiro Shrine

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > San-no-mine
    Addr:Where:34.967932
    135.782358
    What:ShrineWhen:Anytime

    Chozubachi

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > San-no-mine > Shimo-no-Yashiro Shrine

    Fushimi Inari Taisha.

    Addr:Where:34.9679257
    135.7822632
    What:ChozubachiWhen:Morning
    Look:North ↑Far:7 m (23 feet)

    Ideas for chozubachi

    Dragon

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > San-no-mine > Shimo-no-Yashiro Shrine > chozubachi

    Fushimi Inari Taisha.

    Addr:Where:34.9679257
    135.7822632
    What:SculptureWhen:Morning
    Look:North ↑Far:7 m (23 feet)

    Kaeru-koma

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail
    Addr:Where:34.969557
    135.775567
    What:StatuesWhen:Anytime

    Ideas for Kaeru-koma

    Fushimishinpo Shrine

    Bamboo forest

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Fushimishinpo Shrine
    Addr:Where:34.9663431
    135.7767757
    What:Bamboo forestWhen:Anytime

    Ideas for bamboo forest

    Araki Shrine

    Mothers holding babies

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Araki Shrine

    Fushimi-Inari Taisha.

    Addr:17 Araki Shrine,
    3 Senbon Trail,
    Fushimi Inari-taisha,
    Fushimi-ku,
    Kyōto
    Where:34.969281
    135.77527
    What:SculpturesWhen:Anytime

    Ideas for mothers holding babies

    Gray statue

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail
    Addr:Where:34.966463
    135.775922
    What:StatueWhen:Anytime

    Ideas for Gray statue

    Golden Pavilion of Kinkaku-ji

    Views

    Golden Pavilion of Kinkaku-ji

    Kyoto > Kita-ku > Kinkaku-ji > Golden Pavilion of Kinkaku-ji > views
    Addr:Where:35.039247
    135.728858
    What:Classic viewWhen:Morning
    Look:Northwest ↖Far:50 m (150 feet)

    Ideas for Golden Pavilion of Kinkaku-ji

    Spring

    Kyoto > Kita-ku > Kinkaku-ji > Golden Pavilion of Kinkaku-ji > views > Golden Pavilion of Kinkaku-ji
    Addr:Where:35.039206
    135.728934
    What:SpringWhen:Morning
    Look:Northwest ↖Far:60 m (180 feet)

    From south

    Kyoto > Kita-ku > Kinkaku-ji > Golden Pavilion of Kinkaku-ji > views

    Kinkaku-ji.

    Addr:Kinkaku-ji,
    Kita-ku,
    Kyōto
    Where:35.038920
    135.728673
    When:MorningLook:North-northwest
    Far:70 m (220 feet)

    Verical

    From rear

    Kyoto > Kita-ku > Kinkaku-ji > Golden Pavilion of Kinkaku-ji > views
    Addr:Kinkaku-ji,
    Kita-ku,
    Kyōto
    Where:35.039638
    135.728729
    When:MorningLook:Southwest ↙
    Far:29 m (95 feet)

    Gold roof

    Kyoto > Kita-ku > Kinkaku-ji > Golden Pavilion of Kinkaku-ji
    Addr:Kinkaku-ji,
    Kita-ku,
    Kyōto
    Where:35.039685
    135.728273
    What:RoofWhen:Anytime
    Look:South-southeast Far:18 m (59 feet)

    Golden deck

    Kyoto > Kita-ku > Kinkaku-ji > Golden Pavilion of Kinkaku-ji
    Addr:Kinkaku-ji,
    Kita-ku,
    Kyōto
    Where:35.039570
    135.728565
    What:DeckWhen:Morning
    Look:Southwest ↙Far:4 m (13 feet)

    Japanese strolling garden

    Anmintaku pond

    White Snake Pagoda

    Kyoto > Kita-ku > Kinkaku-ji > Japanese strolling garden > Anmintaku pond
    Addr:Where:35.040209
    135.728981
    What:PagodaWhen:Morning
    Look:North ↑Far:20 m (66 feet)
    AKA:Hakuja-no-tsuka, Hakuja-zuka, White Snake Mound, Mound in Memory of the White Snake

    Ideas for White Snake Pagoda

    Waterfall

    Kyoto > Kita-ku > Kinkaku-ji > Japanese strolling garden
    Addr:Kinkaku-ji,
    Kita-ku,
    Kyōto
    Where:35.039954
    135.728445
    What:WaterfallWhen:Afternoon
    Look:East-northeast Far:12 m (39 feet)
    AKA:Ryumon-no-taki, Dragon Gate Fountain?

    Ideas for Waterfall

    Stone lantern and bridge

    Kyoto > Kita-ku > Kinkaku-ji > Japanese strolling garden

    Kinkaku-Ji - SP.

    Addr:Kinkaku-ji,
    Kita-ku,
    Kyōto
    Where:35.040120
    135.728556
    When:MorningLook:West ←
    Far:6 m (20 feet)

    Entrance buildings

    Rikushu-no-matsu boat tree

    Kyoto > Kita-ku > Kinkaku-ji > Entrance buildings
    Addr:Photos,
    Kinkaku-ji,
    Kita-ku,
    Kyōto
    Where:35.039554
    135.728901
    What:TreeWhen:Afternoon
    Look:Southeast ↘Far:15 m (49 feet)
    AKA:Pine Tree in Boat Shape

    Ideas for Rikushu-no-matsu boat tree

    Exit buildings

    Tea garden

    Kyoto > Kita-ku > Kinkaku-ji > Exit buildings
    Addr:Where:35.040228
    135.729553
    What:Tea gardenWhen:Afternoon
    Look:South-southeast Far:7 m (23 feet)

    Dusk

    From east

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > complex > Main gate torii
    Addr:Where:34.9671204
    135.7724727
    When:MorningLook:West ←
    Far:13 m (43 feet)

    Approach

    Torii gate entrance

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > complex > Higashimaru-jinja Shrine
    Addr:Azumamaro jinja,
    Fushimi Inari-taisha,
    Fushimi-ku,
    Kyōto
    Where:34.967026
    135.772855
    What:ToriiWhen:Afternoon
    Look:South ↓Far:6 m (20 feet)

    Ideas for Torii gate entrance

    Crane strings

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > complex > Higashimaru-jinja Shrine
    Addr:Fushimi Inari-taisha,
    Fushimi-ku,
    Kyōto
    Where:34.966807
    135.772865
    When:MorningLook:North-northwest
    Far:8 m (26 feet)

    Higashimaru-jinja Shrine

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > complex > Higashimaru-jinja Shrine
    Addr:Where:34.966838
    135.772849
    What:ShrineWhen:Morning
    Look:South ↓Far:9 m (30 feet)

    Kitsune

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > complex > Higashimaru-jinja Shrine
    Addr:Where:34.966814
    135.772830
    When:MorningLook:South ↓
    Far:1 m (3 feet)

    Origami crane strings

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > complex > Higashimaru-jinja Shrine
    Addr:Where:34.966842
    135.772851
    What:DecorationsWhen:Morning
    Look:West ←Far:3 m (10 feet)

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    Ema

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > complex > Higashimaru-jinja Shrine
    Addr:Azumamaro jinja,
    Fushimi Inari-taisha,
    Fushimi-ku,
    Kyōto
    Where:34.966894
    135.772857
    What:EmaWhen:Afternoon
    Look:East →Far:1 m (3 feet)

    Ideas for Ema

    Kitsune at Rōmon

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > complex > Rōmon
    Addr:Where:34.967162
    135.772573
    What:SculptureWhen:Afternoon
    Look:Northeast ↗Far:2 m (7 feet)

    Ideas for Kitsune

    Main gate torii

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > complex > Rōmon
    Addr:Rōmon,
    Fushimi Inari-taisha,
    Fushimi-ku,
    Kyōto
    Where:34.967115
    135.772396
    When:MorningLook:West ←
    Far:6 m (20 feet)

    Angle

    With chōzuya

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > complex > Rōmon
    Addr:Fushimi Inari-taisha,
    Fushimi-ku,
    Kyōto
    Where:34.967345
    135.772480
    When:AfternoonLook:Southeast ↘
    Far:28 m (92 feet)

    Ideas for chōzuya

    From north

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > complex > Rōmon
    Addr:Fushimi Inari-taisha,
    Fushimi-ku,
    Kyōto
    Where:34.967352
    135.772768
    When:MorningLook:South-southwest
    Far:25 m (82 feet)

    Ideas for from north

    Pagoda and two red buildings

    Kyoto > Higashiyama-ku > Kiyomizu-dera

    Kiyomizu-dera.

    Addr:Where:34.994666
    135.784166
    When:Anytime

    Kiyomizu-dera temple view over Kyoto

    Kyoto > Higashiyama-ku > Kiyomizu-dera

    Kiyomizu-dera temple view over Kyoto.

    Addr:Where:34.994866
    135.784425
    When:Anytime

    Pathway between two red buildings with cherry blossom

    Kyoto > Higashiyama-ku > Kiyomizu-dera

    Kiyomizu-dera 11-00-28.

    Addr:Where:34.994666
    135.784166
    When:Anytime

    Red building

    Kyoto > Higashiyama-ku > Kiyomizu-dera

    Kiyomizu-dera.

    Addr:Where:34.994777
    135.78226
    What:BuildingWhen:Anytime

    Straight on

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > complex > Gai-haiden
    Addr:Where:34.967130
    135.772709
    When:AfternoonLook:East →
    Far:14 m (46 feet)

    Ideas for straight

    Angle

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > complex > Gai-haiden
    Addr:Where:34.967307
    135.772711
    When:AfternoonLook:Southeast ↘
    Far:23 m (75 feet)

    Ideas for angle

    Roof detail

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > complex > Gai-haiden
    Addr:Where:34.966987
    135.772892
    What:DetailWhen:Morning
    Look:North ↑Far:10 m (33 feet)

    Kitsune by Naihaiden

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > complex > Nai-haiden
    Addr:Where:34.967188
    135.773090
    What:SculptureWhen:Morning
    Look:West ←Far:2 m (7 feet)

    Hishaku

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > complex > chōzuya
    Addr:Where:34.967250
    135.772540
    What:HishakuWhen:Morning
    Look:Southwest ↙Far:25 m (82 feet)

    Fushimi-ku [Kyoto]

    Fushimi Inari-taisha

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku

    Thousands of red torii gates cover a two-mile-long path at this Shinto shrine in Kyoto, Japan.

    Main gate torii

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > complex
    Addr:Fushimi Inari Taisha (shrine),
    Fushimi-ku,
    Kyoto,
    Japan
    Where:34.967107
    135.772210
    What:ToriiWhen:Afternoon
    Look:East →Far:10 m (33 feet)

    Ideas for Main gate torii

    Rōmon

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > complex
    Addr:Fushimi Inari-taisha,
    Fushimi-ku,
    Kyōto
    Where:34.9670798
    135.7723201
    What:GateWhen:Afternoon
    Look:East-northeast Far:30 m (100 feet)

    North entrance torii

    North torii and Rōmon

    Wall

    Chōzuya

    Gai-haiden

    Higashimaru-jinja Shrine

    Nai-haiden

    Red chōchin

    Red bridge

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > garden
    Addr:Where:34.9675712
    135.7746335
    What:BridgeWhen:Afternoon
    Look:East-northeast Far:8 m (26 feet)

    Omokaru-ishi

    Single with kitsune

    Shrine with many mini torii

    Bend to the left

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Senbon torii
    Addr:Where:34.9666109
    135.7750914
    When:AfternoonLook:Southeast ↘
    Far:17 m (56 feet)

    Ideas for bend to the left

    With lamp

    Vertical

    With mist

    Spread apart

    With black path

    Bend to the right

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Senbon torii
    Addr:Where:34.966518
    135.775394
    When:MorningLook:West ←
    Far:17 m (56 feet)

    Low

    Vertical

    Straight

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail > Senbon torii
    Addr:Where:34.966930
    135.774841
    When:AfternoonLook:Southeast ↘
    Far:50 m (160 feet)

    Straight vertical

    Double gate entrance

    With kitsune

    Outside

    Side

    Kumatakasha

    Looking north

    Looking south

    Tenchi No Okami

    Kitsune

    Ganriki-sha

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku > Fushimi Inari-taisha > Senbon trail

    Ganriki means “Eye-Power” and the god is believed to cure eye disease.

    Addr:Fushimi Inari-taisha,
    Fushimi-ku,
    Kyōto
    Where:34.969261
    135.783477
    What:FountainWhen:Morning
    Look:South-southwest Far:7 m (23 feet)
    AKA:Ganrikisha, Eye-Power fountain

    Stream and torii

    Path

    Path near Mitsurugi

    Kami-no-Yashiro

    Shimo-no-Yashiro Shrine

    Chozubachi

    Dragon

    Kaeru-koma

    Bamboo forest

    Daigo-ji

    Kyoto > Fushimi-ku

    Daigo-ji is a Shingon Buddhist temple in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan.

    Addr:Kyōto,
    Kyoto,
    Kansai,
    Honshu Island,
    Japan
    Where:34.95139
    135.82083
    What:Buddhist templeWhen:Anytime
    AKA:Buddhist templeWik:Daigo-ji

    Ideas for Daigo-ji

    Higashiyama-ku [Kyoto]

    Kiyomizu-dera

    Kyoto > Higashiyama-ku

    Kiyomizu-dera officially Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera, is an independent Buddhist temple in eastern Kyoto.

    Kōdai-ji

    Kyoto > Higashiyama-ku

    Kōdai-ji formally identified as Jubuzan Kōdai-ji, is a temple of the Rinzai school of Zen Buddhism in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan — the largest subtemple of the Kennin-ji branch.

    Addr:Where:35.000761
    135.781114
    What:Buddhist templeWhen:Anytime
    AKA:Buddhist templeWik:Kōdai-ji

    Sculpture

    Kyoto > Higashiyama-ku > Kōdai-ji

    Kodai-ji Temple @ Kyoto.

    Addr:Where:35.000761
    135.781114
    What:SculptureWhen:Anytime

    Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art

    Kyoto > Higashiyama-ku

    The Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art is one of the oldest art museums in Japan.

    Addr:Where:35.0128361
    135.7835694
    What:Art museumWhen:Anytime
    Wik:Kyoto_Municipal_Museum_of_Art

    Giant torii

    Kyoto > Higashiyama-ku > Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
    Addr:Where:35.0128361
    135.7835694
    What:SculptureWhen:Anytime

    Kyoto National Museum

    Kyoto > Higashiyama-ku

    The Kyoto National Museum is one of the major art museums in Japan.

    Addr:Where:34.99
    135.773
    What:Art museumWhen:Anytime
    Wik:Kyoto_National_Museum

    Ideas for Kyoto National Museum

    The Thinker

    Kyoto > Higashiyama-ku > Kyoto National Museum

    The Thinker.

    Addr:Where:34.99
    135.773
    What:SculptureWhen:Anytime

    Ideas for The Thinker

    Yasakakamimachi

    Kyoto > Higashiyama-ku
    Addr:Where:34.99722
    135.77639
    What:BuildingWhen:Anytime

    Kita-ku [Kyoto]

    Kinkaku-ji

    Kyoto > Kita-ku

    The Golden Pavilion — lined with real gold — graces this Shinto shrine in Kyoto, Japan.

    Minami-ku [Kyoto]

    Tō-ji

    Kyoto > Minami-ku

    Tō-ji is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect in Kyoto, Japan.

    Addr:Where:34.98056
    135.74778
    What:Buddhist templeWhen:Anytime
    AKA:Buddhist templeWik:Tō-ji

    Ideas for Tō-ji

    Tō-ji five-story pagoda

    Kyoto > Minami-ku > Tō-ji

    The Five-story pagoda of Tō-ji stands 54.8 m high, and is the tallest wooden tower in Japan. It dates from the Edo period, when it was rebuilt by order of the third Tokugawa Shogun, Iemitsu. The pagoda has been, and continues to be, a symbol of Kyoto. Entrance into the pagoda itself is permitted only a few days a year.

    Addr:Tō-ji,
    Kyoto
    Where:34.98056
    135.747781
    What:PagodaWhen:Anytime
    AKA:National Treasure

    Ideas for five-story pagoda

    Yamashina-ku [Kyoto]

    Arashiyama

    Kyoto > Yamashina-ku

    Arashiyama is a district on the western outskirts of Kyoto, Japan.

    Otagi Nenbutsu-ji

    Kyoto > Yamashina-ku > Arashiyama

    Otagi Nenbutsu-ji is a Buddhist temple in the Arashiyama neighborhood of Kyoto, Japan.

    Addr:Where:35.031375
    135.661122
    What:Buddhist templeWhen:Anytime
    AKA:Buddhist templeWik:Otagi_Nenbutsu-ji

    Ideas for Otagi Nenbutsu-ji

    Rakan

    Kyoto > Yamashina-ku > Arashiyama > Otagi Nenbutsu-ji

    Inside the temple are more than 1200 rakan, stone statues representing the disciples of Buddha. These statues, in keeping with rakan traditions, are generally humorous.[citation needed] The sculptures were donated in 1981 in honor of the refurbishment of the temple. Most were carved by amateurs, taught by sculptor Kocho Nishimura.

    Rakan sculptures.

    Addr:Where:35.031375
    135.6611221
    What:SculpturesWhen:Anytime

    Ideas for Rakan

    Bamboo Forest

    Kyoto > Yamashina-ku > Arashiyama

    Bamboo Forest is a tourist site in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan.

    Addr:Where:35.015096
    135.670667
    What:Bamboo forestWhen:Anytime
    AKA:Sagano Bamboo ForestWik:Bamboo_Forest_(Kyoto,_Japan)

    Ideas for Bamboo Forest

    Iwatayama Monkey Park

    Kyoto > Yamashina-ku > Arashiyama

    Iwatayama Monkey Park is a commercial park located in Arashiyama in Kyoto, Japan.

    Addr:Where:35.008938
    135.674681
    What:Commercial parkWhen:Anytime
    Wik:Iwatayama_Monkey_Park

    Ideas for Iwatayama Monkey Park

    Sakyō-ku [Kyoto]

    Kifune Shrine

    Kyoto > Sakyō-ku

    Kifune Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Sakyō-ku in Kyoto, Japan.

    Addr:Where:35.12167
    135.76278
    What:Shinto shrineWhen:Anytime
    AKA:Shinto shrineWik:Kifune_Shrine

    Ideas for Kifune Shrine

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