Overlook the night view of Kyoto city at Shogunzuka
Shogunzuka 将軍塚 is a good, out of the way night view spot in the Mt. Higashiyama area.
Legend has it that Emperor Kanmu visited the site when he was deciding where to designate a new capital and was deeply moved by what he saw.
The Obutai 大舞台 (large observation deck) is about 200 meters above ground, making it possible to fully capture the stunning night view of the city.
The site is 30 minutes’ walk from Keage Station and 20 minutes by taxi from Kyoto station.
The Keihan bus is in service on weekends, holidays, every day in November, and during the cherry blossom season.