31 Gorgeous and Serene Photos of Japanese Temples

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Japan is a photographer’s paradise with incredible natural scenery and human-made structures (some of which we have featured before). And while it’s having a bit of a hard time at the moment, the strength of the Japanese people has lasted thousands of years and will keep on. The subject of this collection is temples – something very intertwined in the culture of Japan and something of huge beauty for the rest of us. So enjoy the collection and book a ticket!

Kaminarimonphoto © 2006 Toshihiro Oimatsu | more info (via: Wylio)

I finally got Photomatix #1photo © 2007 Masato OHTA | more info (via: Wylio)

Kinosaki by Night – Japanphoto © 2009 William Cho | more info (via: Wylio)

Tenryu-jiphoto © 2003 John Weiss | more info (via: Wylio)

The Art of Preserving One's Own Culture and Heritage II (KYOTO/JAPAN/KINKAKU-JI/GOLDEN PAVILION)photo © 2006 Chi King | more info (via: Wylio)

Hozo-mon gate, Senso-ji templephoto © 2007 Masato OHTA | more info (via: Wylio)

temple@Tokyo, Japanphoto © 2008 Toshi Island paddy | more info (via: Wylio)

A monk asked the Master photo © 2006 Tim Notari | more info (via: Wylio)

Asakusa Temple at Tokiophoto © 2008 New York Public Library | more info (via: Wylio)

temple@Tokyophoto © 2008 Toshi Island paddy | more info (via: Wylio)

The Art of Preserving One's Own Culture and Heritage IV (KYOTO/JAPAN/KINKAKU-JI/GOLDEN PAVILION)photo © 2006 Chi King | more info (via: Wylio)

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kyotophoto © 2002 Pablo Sanchez | more info (via: Wylio)

Pavilion Among the Foliagephoto © 2005 Paul Davidson | more info (via: Wylio)

A small garden in Koyasanphoto © 2008 Stéfan Le Dû | more info (via: Wylio)

Japan Templephoto © 2008 Russ Bowling | more info (via: Wylio)

Main Hallphoto © 2005 Masahiro Hayata | more info (via: Wylio)

Wakouin-Templephoto © 2008 ori2uru | more info (via: Wylio)

temple@Kyoto, Japanphoto © 2008 Toshi Island paddy | more info (via: Wylio)

Entrancephoto © 2006 Masahiro Hayata | more info (via: Wylio)

Pagodaphoto © 2010 Vincent van der Pas | more info (via: Wylio)

Sponsored lantern at templephoto © 2003 Joi Ito | more info (via: Wylio)

The Golden Pavillion at the Rokuon-ji Temple gardens.photo © 2006 thinboyfatter | more info (via: Wylio)

lanternsphoto © 2007 Jun Maegawa | more info (via: Wylio)

Kinkakujiphoto © 2009 Roy Chan | more info (via: Wylio)

Entrancephoto © 2011 Masahiro Hayata | more info (via: Wylio)

yamaguchi 5 storey pagodaphoto © 2007 Richard West | more info (via: Wylio)

Snowy Kinkakujiphoto © 2006 Chris Gladis | more info (via: Wylio)

Kofukuji Templephoto © 2009 Roy Chan | more info (via: Wylio)

period full stop punctphoto © 2006 Tim Notari | more info (via: Wylio)

Kiyomizu-Dera Templephoto © 2005 Hideyuki KAMON | more info (via: Wylio)

Kinkaku-ji 金閣寺_07photo © 2009 ajari | more info (via: Wylio)

9 thoughts on “31 Gorgeous and Serene Photos of Japanese Temples

  1. Sue Ann Simon

    Kiyomizudera Temple, Kyoto city

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    Fushimi Inari, Kyoto city
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  2. Marco

    I am on my last day of my trip in Japan as I type this. I have spent three weeks in the wonderful country and seen many temples and shrines.

    Yes, the Golden Pavilion is impressive and one of the best out there, but there are so many others in Kyoto, and then thousands out around Japan. It is a shame that this feature focused on only a few.

    Wonderful photography still.

  3. Jason Halayko

    Some really nice shots there for sure. I have been living in Kyoto and doing photography for about 6 years and it never gets stale here. Always sooooo much to feel and experience. The many temples show here are great but make sure yu get off the beaten path and explore asnyou never know what, or who, you will come across.

    Here are my photos from my time here, enjoy.

    http://jason-halayko.smugmug.com/Japan

  4. Natasa Rapajic

    The pictures are so beautiful that it takes my breath away. As I carefully go through each picture, I imagine myself in them and feel completely relaxed and peaceful which is quite hard to achieve in the world today. Until I visit this country of splendors and wonders that tends to enchant every sense, I shall carry its beauty within my heart :)[img]D:\variety of pictures\Breathtaking pictures[/img]

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