Kyoto, Japan

Photo Gallery by Frantisek Staud

Kyoto was Japan's capital and the Emperor's residence from 794 until 1868. It remains a living museum with graceful geisha walking down the cobbled lanes of Gion, serene rock gardens of minimalist shapes, Buddhist monks chanting sutras in the darkness of one of 2000 secluded temples. Seventeen of Kyoto attractions were designated UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites.

All photographs by Frantisek Staud


 Portrait of a Maiko (Geisha apprentice) in the Gion quarter of Kyoto, Japan
Geisha and Maiko of Kyoto
55 photos

 Detail of Ryogen-in Zen garden, Kyoto, Japan
Kyoto Zen Gardens
200 photos in 11 categories
 Maiko girl (Geisha apprentice) in green kimono dances in Kyoto, Japan
Geisha dancing
34 photos

 Red buildings of the Kiyomizudera (Pure Water Temple), Kyoto, Japan
Kiyomizudera Temple
12 photos

Fall in Kyoto
Fall in Kyoto
23 photos
 Detail of Senju Sengan Kannon statue in Enryaku-ji Temple on Mount Hiei, Kyoto, Japan
Enryaku-ji Temple
17 photos

 

 Japanese girls walking down the tiny lanes of Old Kyoto, Japan

 Japanese paper parasols hanging on a house in Old Kyoto, Japan
 Japanese girls with paper fans walking down the tiny lanes of Old Kyoto, Japan

 Detail of carefully constructed Japanese paper umbrella, Kyoto

 Japanese schoolboy washes his hands and mouth in Heian Jingu Shrine, Kyoto, Japan
 Roof tiles and green maple leaves in Daitoku ji complex of Buddhist Temples in Kyoto, Japan

 Entrance gate to the Imperial Palace, Kyoto, Japan

 Japanese child with his grandmother in the iris garden of Heian Jingu Shrine, Kyoto, Japan
 Entrance gate to the Imperial Palace, Kyoto, Japan

 Japanese Buddhist monk chanting sutra in Chion-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan

 Wooden bridge in the garden of Heian Jingu Shrine, Kyoto, Japan
 Japanese Buddhist monk chanting sutra in Chion-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan

 Ryozen Kannon Statue built as a memorial to the victims of World War Two, Kyoto, Japan

 Ryozen Kannon 24-meter statue built from white concrete as a memorial to the victims of World War Two, Kyoto, Japan
 Ryozen Kannon 24-meter statue built from white concrete as a memorial to the victims of World War Two, Kyoto, Japan

 Japanese girls wearing school uniforms gather in front of Kiyomizu dera Temple, Kyoto, Japan

 Japanese school children walking down the tiny lanes of Old Kyoto, Japan
 Japanese school children in uniforms gather in front of Kiyomizudera Temple, Kyoto, Japan

 Typical Japanese restaurant, Kyoto, Japan

 Ornate ironwork on wooden doors of Japanese temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Kyoto Tower under heavy clouds - night in Kyoto, Japan

 Kyoto Tower soaring above night city, Japan

 Kyoto cityscape by night, Japan
 Kyoto Tower soaring above night city, Japan

 Kyoto Tower soaring above night city, Japan

 Kyoto cityscape by night, Japan
 Kyoto Tower soaring above night city, Japan

 Kyoto Tower viewed from Kyoto Railway station, Japan

 Kyoto cityscape by night, Japan
 Kyoto Tower viewed from Kyoto Railway station, Japan

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