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[Kyoto ]SNS-worthy! Recommended Sightseeing Spots

[Kyoto ]SNS-worthy! Recommended Sightseeing Spots


Did you know that Kyoto, with its atmospheric atmosphere that evokes a sense of Japanese history, has many spots that look great on social networking sites?
In this article, we will introduce spots in Kyoto that are popular on social networking sites, from classic to hidden gems.
We hope you will use this article as a guide to visit many of Kyoto's most photogenic and spectacular spots this summer!

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Yasaka Gengshen Hall

"Yasaka Koshindo "is a temple located in Higashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Its official name is "Daikokuzan Kongoji Koshindo ".
It has become a very popular tourist spot among young women, with huge lines of people waiting in line on weekends and holidays.

The colorful wish charm, "Kukuri Monkey ", and the kimono are a perfect match.
It has been attracting attention on social networking sites, especially among young women, for its ability to take very glamorous photos.

At Yasaka Koshindo, it is said that instead of holding on to a wish, "give up greed "and your wish will come true.
It is said that by writing down your wish with a pen and hanging it up, your wish will come true!
"Kukuri Monkey "represents a monkey with its legs tied together.
It is said that it warns against greed and that if one endures one desire, one's wish will be granted.
That is why every "kurikuri monkey "that looks like a handball at first glance has a wish written on it.

This "kukuri monkey "can be taken home without tying it to a temple.
It would be nice to display them at home as a reminder.
There are also red seals, making it perfect for those who collect red seals.

Recommended sightseeing time is first thing in the morning!
If you visit around 8:30, you can take all the pictures you want, even on weekends, when there are hardly any people around.
It is also a great place to visit as it has excellent access to Kiyomizu-dera Temple!

"Facility Information "
Name: Yasaka Gengshen Hall
Address: 390, Kanazono-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0828, Japan
Access: JR "Kyoto Station "to City Bus "Higashiyama-dori Kitaoji Bus Terminal "15 min. "Higashiyama Yasui "6 min. walk from the bus stop
Phone number: 075-541-2565
Hours: 9:00 - 17:00

Shoujuin Temple

It was founded about 800 years ago. "Shojuin ".
The Hakuden, with its distinctive heart-shaped windows, has become a popular spot for many tourists to view social networking photos.

In summer, over 2,000 wind chimes are hung in the precincts of the temple, and the temple is also called Fu-ring-dera (wind bell temple) because the Fu-ring festival, a summer tradition to feel cool, is held every year (from early June to mid-September).
Local wind chimes from 47 prefectures in Japan are available in the precincts of the temple, and visitors can enjoy original wind chimes from each region.

The palace is also famous for its ceiling paintings, some of which were written by leading Japanese calligraphers and painters. 160 paintings fill the ceiling of the palace, which is quite a sight to behold.

Visitors can also experience activities such as temple yoga while looking at the garden, making original bracelet beads, sutra copying, and Buddhist sutra copying.
These hands-on activities require reservations at least 10 days in advance, so please check the official website before visiting.
We hope you will enjoy the seasonal atmosphere and the quaint experience that is uniquely Japanese!

"Facility Information "
Name: Shosoin
Address:〒610-0211 149 Okuyamada River, Ujidahara-cho, Katsushi-gun, Kyoto Prefecture
Access by train: 30 minutes by cab from JR Uji Station
Access by bus: Keihan Bus "Shojuin-guchi "About 10 minutes walk from the bus stop
Access by car: about 1 hour from Kyoto Station
Parking: Available (60 cars, free of charge)
Hours: [Usually ]9:00~16:30, [Winter December~March ]10:00~16:30
Admission: [Regular ]600 yen, [Wind Bell Festival period ]700 yen, [Entrance fee ]300 yen/pair
Phone number: 0774-88-3601

Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine (in Kyoto)

One of the popular tourist attractions in Kyoto "Fushimi Inari Taisha ".
The biggest attraction of such a very popular Fushimi Inari Taisha is "the Senbon Torii, or "thousand torii.
The sight of the vermilion-lacquered torii gates lined up in a row is always a sight to behold, no matter how many times you visit!
This is said to be due to the widespread dedication of torii gates in the Edo period (1603-1867) and later, as a way of saying thank you for "or "allowing wishes to pass through "or "to be granted.

After passing through the first torii tunnel, you will find the Okusha Bohosho (Shrine of the Goddess of Mercy).
Please try your hand at "Omogararu-ishi" at this place.
While thinking of your wish, lift up the jeweled stone on top of the stone lantern, and if it is lighter than expected, your wish will come true.
How do you feel about it? I highly recommend it, so please experience it for yourself.

The deity of Fushimi Inari Taisha is Mt. Inari behind the main shrine.
It is said that there are about 10,000 torii gates in the mountain, and the higher you climb, the fewer tourists you will see, so it is not easy to climb, but if you want to get a photo-perfect torii gate with few reflections of people, please do so.

Fushimi Inari Taisha is so popular with both domestic and international visitors that it has been ranked No. 1 on "'s list of the most popular Japanese tourist attractions among foreigners ".
In fact, when you visit, you can hear many different languages flying in and out of the area, another characteristic of Fushimi Inari Taisha.

Another feature of the temple is that it is open for worship 24 hours a day, allowing visitors to enjoy the slightly scary atmosphere at night or take an early morning stroll.
Enjoy Fushimi Inari Taisha according to the purpose of your trip!

"Facility Information "
Name: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (commonly known as "Inari-san")
Address: 68 Yabunouchi-cho, Fukakusa, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Access by train: JR "Inari Station ", immediate exit, Keihan Train "Fushimi Inari ", 5 min. walk after getting off
Access by bus: city bus "Fushimi Inari Taisha-mae "7 min. walk after getting off
Opening hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Prayer service hours: 8:30-16:30
Grant Office: 8:30~16:30
Regular holiday: No mid-year break

Bamboo grove path

Arashiyama's central spot, "Bamboo grove path ".
The promenade is set in an area where tall bamboos grow in dense clusters, and its spectacular appearance is sure to be a photo-worthy sight!
A 400-meter path leading from Nomiya Shrine through the north gate of Tenryuji Temple to Okochi Villa.
It is said to have been a villa area for aristocrats during the Heian period (794-1185). On sunny days, the sun shining through the trees is pleasant, and on days without sun, it is dim even during the daytime, allowing visitors to enjoy a 400-meter walk through the bamboo grove unique to Arashiyama.

It runs like a tunnel along the street from Nomiya Shrine through the north gate of Tenryuji Temple to the Okochi Villa Garden.
It is said that this area was a villa of aristocrats in the Heian period (794-1185), and it is a convenient place to visit various sightseeing spots starting from Tenryuji Temple, one of the World Heritage sites. There are no entrances to the temple, and anyone is welcome to stroll around.

It is a very popular tourist spot along with the Watarigatsu Bridge, so it may be difficult to take pictures of unattended visitors.
In such cases, we recommend a rickshaw.

There is a special path for rickshaw rides, and we can enjoy our own bamboo grove path.
The rickshaw staff may also be able to tell you where the most spectacular view points are, so if you want to take a particular photo, try this experience!

We also recommend early morning when you can take a quiet shot without the crowds, or in early winter during "Arashiyama Hanatouro "when the bamboo grove paths are lit up.

"Facility Information "
Name: Bamboo grove path
Address: Sagano-baba-cho, Tenryuji, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
By train: Keifuku Train (Randen): 10 min. walk from "Arashiyama "Station, 13 min. walk from JR "Saga-Arashiyama "Station, 21 min. walk from Hankyu "Arashiyama "Station


Banhwan-en, also known as "framed garden "because the pillars and columns are viewed as frames, is famous "Houcheonin ".
It is the pagoda of Shorin-in, the Tendai Shomyo no Dojo, and the magnificent five-leaf pine trees are powerful and attractive as you pass through the temple gate.
If you cut out your favorite angle and capture it in a photo, it will definitely look good on social networking sites.

The magnificent pine tree towering in the center is said to be 700 years old and is designated as a natural monument by Kyoto City.

The Shoin was reconstructed in the early Edo period (1603-1867), and visitors can enjoy the solemn atmosphere that tells the history of the temple.
The ceiling of the corridor is a relic of Fushimi Castle and is famous as "blood ceiling ".
The blood ceiling creates a slightly scary image of bright red stains, but in fact, the blood is not that noticeable on the h ceiling.

The fee for the visit also includes the cost of tea sweets.
While enjoying matcha green tea and original sweets, please enjoy the scarlet carpets laid out in the shoin and the refreshing atmosphere of the bamboo garden from where you can sit and gaze at the bamboo grove.

"Facility Information "
Name: Hosenin
Residence: 187 Ohara Katsurinin-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Access: Kyoto Bus "Ohara "get off, 15 min. walk
Hours of operation: 9:00-17:00 (reception closes at 16:30)
Closed: Open every day
Phone number: 075-744-2409

Higashitenno Okazaki Shrine

"The Usagi Shrine "is popularly known as the "Higashitenno Okazaki Shrine ".
The shrine is said to bring good luck for matchmaking, marital harmony, and child bearing, and is secretly attracting increasing numbers of young women worshippers.
Okazaki Shrine, tucked away in the Okazaki area near Heian Shrine in Kyoto, looks from the outside like an ordinary, cozy shrine, but it is the one that those in the know know "Rabbit Shrine ".

The cute rabbit queue that has been the talk of the town on SNS is in fact a container for the Usagokiku lottery, a specialty of Okazaki Shrine.
The rabbit's body contains a fortune, and the fortune is pulled out from its hips.
Worshippers who draw fortunes do not take the containers home but dedicate them here, creating a photogenic scene with countless miniature rabbits.
Usagi Shrine is a place where rabbit lovers and even those who don't love rabbits can't help but get excited. Please visit this luxurious shrine where you can get both benefits and "cute "!

"Facility Information "
Name: Tenno Okazaki Shrine
Address: 51 Okazaki Higashi Tenno-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
Phone number: 075-771-1963
Hours: 9:00~17:00
Reference material: No material in the country
Access: 3 min. walk after getting off the city bus "Higashitennocho "


Opened on July 11, 2018, "Kunjukan ( 薫習習館) is an information dissemination center for a broader and deeper exposure to Japanese incense culture.
This facility is operated by "Shoeido ", which has been in business for 300 years and is probably the most well-known incense specialty store in Kyoto, and admission is free.

Upon entering the museum, visitors will be greeted by the delicious aroma of incense, and there is also a device titled "Aroma Walk "where visitors can experience a variety of scents.
You can also purchase the good scents you experience on this floor at the store next door.
Please visit and find your favorite fragrance while also taking some great photos!


There are still many undiscovered spots in Kyoto that are great for social networking.
Enjoy touring around Kyoto's social networking spots!

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