It's no secret that Kyoto is a must-visit for anyone looking for beautiful scenery in Japan. Long regarded as Japan's mecca of culture and tradition, Kyoto is brimming with many historical sights and a timeless grace that lets visitors feel as if they are traveling through early Japan. While that scenic beauty is worth observing all year long, snowfall gives the city an extra aesthetic shine as a Winter wonderland, and after a heavy snowstorm this past weekend, Japanese social media users are showing off just how gorgeous Kyoto becomes in the Winter.

For the past few days, iconic Kyoto spots such as the Golden Pavilion, Kinkakuji, and the gorgeous bamboo forest of Arashiyama were blanketed in beautiful layers of snow and ice crystals, turning an already spectacular city into an even more beautiful sight. Here are some highlights being shared.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.