To tell us more about this amazing city, and where the 10 best viewpoints are to photograph, we enlisted the help of professional photographer Paul Crouse who has lived in Kyoto for almost 20 years. This is what he writes:
There are so many great places in Kyoto, it is difficult to narrow down your choices where to go. But because I take portraits of travelers in scenic locations, I guide photographers around the city and also take portraits of travelers in scenic locations. This has given me excellent opportunities to see many parts of this ancient Japanese imperial capital. The first three locations on this list are very popular and therefore can be exceptionally crowded during the peak tourist seasons of cherry blossom time in April and autumn colours in November, as well as during the New Year’s holidays. No matter the season, it is best to go to the popular sites early in the day on weekdays, if possible. Remember, many religious institutions ban photography in sacred spaces. Please respect that.