Drone captures beauty in Kyoto outskirts -京都郊外のドローン映像

Take a virtual trip over some of the beautiful areas that lie outside of Kyoto Japan.  Using a DJI Phantom 3 Professional rig,  Awa Drone did some great piloting combined with fantastic video production technique to give the virtual tourist a lovely aerial trip over some of the main attractions around the outskirts of Kyoto.

Virtual Tourist

The aerial tour includes:

  • Fushimi (Momoyama) Castle
    Fushimi Castle, also known as Momoyama Castle, is located in Kyoto’s Fushimi Ward.  A replica of the original for which construction began in 1592 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi and intended as his retirement palace.
  • Miyama Village
    Flyover of the river and fields and traditional grass thatched roof houses.  The village was merged with other nearby towns to create the city of Nantan.
  • Arashiyama
    Drone piloted along this river and valley which is located on the western outskirts of Kyoto.  Arashiyama is a nationally-designated Historic Site and Place of Scenic Beauty.
  • Ono Dam
    Fly above to capture this beautiful dam and area from all angles … located in Nantan, Kyoto
  • Other flyover sites include, Tenryuuji, Senkouji, the Hozu River, and Togetsukyo Bridge

Area map

Other Japan castle drone video flyovers of possible interest:


DJI Phantom 3 Professional

DJI Phantom 3 Pro
Image: Phantom 3 Professional

Some features of the quadcopter used to capture the flyover video:

  • Included 4K Video at up to 30 frames per second
  • 12 Megapixel Photo Camera
  • Integrated 3-Axis Stabilization Gimbal
  • Easy to Fly, Intelligent Flight System
  • Live HD View –
  • Dedicated Remote Controller
  • Powerful Mobile App w/ Auto Video Editor
  • Vision Positioning for Indoor Flight
  • Safety feature: Beginner Mode
    – can be set to fly only within a given distance and altitude from you, protecting the drone and making it automatically stay within desired limits.
  • Autopilot features
    – Auto-Takeoff – with a tap of the DJI Pilot app, drone will turn on motors and rise to pre-set height and hover until further direction
    – Auto-return home – when GPS is available drone will remember exact spot a take off and return to that location with a tap of a button
    – Failsafe – if battery is running low or drone loses remote controller connection, it will return to the takeoff point and land