These photos of Yasaka shrine at night were taken during our recent visit to Japan and make up part 2 of my photos of Japan for 2014. We spent one night in Kyoto and a very tasty “Sukiyaki” dinner on the banks of the Kamo River and this night shoot at Yasaka Shrine were the highlight. The shrine contains hundreds of lanterns, both of the paper variety and also if the stone variety so there was no shortage of Japan-esque photos to be had!
Yasaka shrine is right at the end of the “Shijo” road in Gion, the famous entertainment (and geisha) district of Kyoto. The shrine has its own website (helpfully in English as well as Japanese) which can tell you a lot more about the history of the shrine and best ways to access it. Needless to say if you travel there for photography purposes the nights are very atmospheric and there are less people about. The added bonus being of course that there is no shortage of places to eat and drink nearby. You may even spot a geisha!
Photos of Japan 2014: Part I – Miyajima