Kyoto Photo Gallery

Kyoto became the capital of Japan in the 8th century, and remained the capital for over 1000 years. With many temples and historic sights, I took 3 days to explore a few of the highlights. Being only 30 minutes away by express train and 15 minutes by Shinkansen, Kyoto is a great day trip option from Osaka.

However, there is enough to spend a week here on its own right, and using Kyoto as a base to explore surrounding areas such as Lake Biwa and Nara.

Lake Biwa - Otsu

Lake Biwa - Hikone

Lake Biwa - Omi-Hachiman

Kyoto Railway Museum

Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

Nishiki Market


Autumn Colours

Imperial Palace

Kifune Shrine

Tenryu-ji, Myoshin-ji

Ryoan-ji, Kinkakuji, Daitokuji

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Yasaka-jinja Shrine

Chion-in Temple
Heian Jingu Shrine