Photo spot in Arashiyama, Kyoto, perfect for yukata rental

The Arashiyama area of Kyoto is a place with beautiful scenery and is the perfect spot to stroll around wearing a kimono or yukata. Arashiyama has the atmosphere of an ancient capital, and there are many photo spots, and photos of you wearing a yukata are especially special.
Here we will introduce 10 photo spots in the Arashiyama area that are perfect for yukata rentals.

Arashiyama photo spot perfect for yukata rental

Togetsukyo Bridge

Togetsukyo Bridge is one of Arashiyama’s most famous landmarks, and is a landscape that can be called the symbol of Arashiyama. The view from the beautiful moon-shaped bridge reflected in the river is nothing short of spectacular. You can enjoy the typical Kyoto scenery of couples wearing yukata walking along Togetsukyo Bridge.

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest

The bamboo forest in Arashiyama offers a fantastic and beautiful scenery. Walking through the bamboo forest is like stepping into another world, and a couple wearing yukata makes for a special photo. Be sure to take photos of the beautiful scenery where light and shadow intertwine.

Daikakuji Temple

Daikakuji is a beautiful temple located in Arashiyama. Especially during the autumn leaves season, the gardens and ponds are colored with autumn leaves, and you can enjoy a fantastic scenery. If a couple wearing yukata takes a photo in front of the gardens and buildings of Daikakuji Temple, it will be a memorable photo along with the beautiful scenery.

Tenryu temple

Tenryuji is another historic temple in Arashiyama. There are gardens, ponds, dry landscapes, and more, so you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of each season. The cherry blossoms are especially beautiful in the spring, and the autumn leaves are beautiful in the fall. Couples wearing yukata and taking pictures in the temple courtyard or on the approach to the temple make for wonderful photos.

Arashiyama Park

Arashiyama Park is a park located in the center of Arashiyama where you can enjoy seasonal flowers. Especially during the cherry blossom season, couples in yukata can take pictures under the cherry blossom trees in full bloom, expressing the beauty of Japanese style.

Trolley Arashiyama Station

Torokko Arashiyama Station is known as the arrival and departure station for Torokko trains. The scenery of the station building and railroad tracks has a nostalgic atmosphere when taken by a couple wearing yukata.

Migratory Bird Chaya

Wataricho Chaya is a traditional teahouse located in Arashiyama. There are quaint buildings and gardens, and if you take a picture of a couple in yukata in front of a teahouse, you’ll get a photo full of the atmosphere unique to Kyoto.

Arashiyama Public Hall

Arashiyama Public Hall is a beautiful building that harmonizes with the landscape of Arashiyama. The Western-style architecture and Japanese-style scenery are in perfect harmony, and when a couple in yukata takes a picture, it gives off an exotic feel.

Arashiyama Monkey Park

Arashiyama Monkey Park is a zoo rich in nature located in Arashiyama. If you take pictures of couples in yukata interacting with monkeys in the monkey park or taking pictures of the scenery inside the park, you can take photos that combine cuteness and natural beauty.

Along the river in front of Arashiyama Hotel

The riverside area in front of Arashiyama Hotel is a beautiful spot with quaint buildings and a beautiful view of the river. Couples wearing yukata can create a romantic atmosphere by taking photos with the cherry blossom trees lining the riverbank and the pier in the background.


The Arashiyama area has many scenic views and historical buildings, and is full of photo spots perfect for couples wearing yukata. Please enjoy wearing Japanese clothing in various places such as Togetsukyo Bridge, Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, temples, and parks. Enjoy your walk around Kyoto and take wonderful, memorable photos.


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Waplus Yasaka Shrine store staff

Ayana Ogawa

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