Photographer captures Kyoto, and many other places in Japan, perfectly.

The city of Kyoto is no stranger to breathtakingly beautiful scenes, but recently one photograph has caught the attention of the internet for just how well it captures the essence of the city in one frozen moment.

Reddit user ril3ydx posted the picture in a thread on the pics subreddit where it immediately blew up. Here it is in all of its glory:

▼ The empty streets, the wooden houses, the Yasaka Pagoda rising up
in the background… it feels like I’m about to be Spirited Away!

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The Yasaka Pagoda in Kyoto, Japan.

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Other commenters were similarly blown away by the image. Here’s what they had to say:

“Uh oh! If you don’t leave you’re risking getting turned into a pig real soon!”
“Nah, just don’t get caught by Yubaba.”
“I’ve been in Japan for 6 years and have never seen that road so empty before. It’s usually packed with tourists.”
“Imagine if those streets could talk. The stories they would tell….”
“One of the many reasons I want to visit Japan. WOW!”

Even though we all can’t travel to and around Japan as much as we may like, the photographer ril3dyx has plenty more awesome shots of the country that make you feel like you’re really there:

▼ Another shot from Kyoto, this time at Ninenzaka.
Love the umbrellas sticking out above the doors.

▼ Arashiyama forest in Kyoto. Certainly on the
same level as Bijinbayashi in Niigata Prefecture.

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Japanese Dreams || Arashiyama, Kyoto

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▼ I love this shot of the rice growing with Mt. Fuji in the background; almost as if the plants themselves are inspired by the mountain to grow up big one day.

▼ Now this is a place you wouldn’t want to be caught
eating too late, for fear of turning into a pig.

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Ramen Shop || Kyoto, Japan

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▼ Another street restaurant, this time in Shinjuku.
These photos are so good they’re making me hungry….

If you want to check out more of ril3ydx’s amazing work, then check out their official Instagram page. And if you decide that you want to go visit Kyoto yourself, be sure to take a look at Kyoto’s infographic for how to be a polite tourist.

Source: Reddit via CuRAZY
Featured image: Instagram/lestaylorphoto