Illustration for article titled Some Of The Best Photos iKotaku/i Featured In 2017

On a regular basis, Kotaku shows off reader-taken photos in a feature we call “JPGs.” Here are some, but certainly not all, of the best photos from this year.

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As you can see, the images show places that our readers might find interesting.

How do you get featured on JPGs? Drop us a line, attaching a photo you’ve taken that is 800 pixels across and putting “JPGs” in the subject line. Do let us know where the photo was taken, and be sure to include your name as well as your website or Instagram if you want them linked.

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The Entrance at Kiyomizu-dera. Kyoto, Japan. By Eric Nguyen.
The Entrance at Kiyomizu-dera. Kyoto, Japan. By Eric Nguyen.
Peace in the City. Kagoshima, Japan. By Luke Flynn.
Peace in the City. Kagoshima, Japan. By Luke Flynn.
Windmills. Kinderdijk, Netherlands. By Todd Belcher.
Windmills. Kinderdijk, Netherlands. By Todd Belcher.
Snow On Mount Fuji. Japan. By Robert Rubsam.
Snow On Mount Fuji. Japan. By Robert Rubsam.
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Sakura. Nakameguro, Tokyo, Japan. By Aaron Baggett.
Sakura. Nakameguro, Tokyo, Japan. By Aaron Baggett.
Dancing. Lodwar, Kenya. By Joel Brock.
Dancing. Lodwar, Kenya. By Joel Brock.
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Ainokura Village. Toyama Prefecture, Japan. By Santiago Torres.
Ainokura Village. Toyama Prefecture, Japan. By Santiago Torres.
Sunrise at Angkor Wat. Siem Reap, Cambodia. By Sash Ollik.
Sunrise at Angkor Wat. Siem Reap, Cambodia. By Sash Ollik.
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A Cold Path. Germantown, Maryland. By Nate Blank.
A Cold Path. Germantown, Maryland. By Nate Blank.
Gold and Snow. Kyoto, Japan. By Adam Solino
Gold and Snow. Kyoto, Japan. By Adam Solino
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Joven y Viejo. Havana, Cuba. By Matthew Kirdahy.
Joven y Viejo. Havana, Cuba. By Matthew Kirdahy.
Godafoss Waterfall. Bárðardalur, Iceland. By Russell Eck.
Godafoss Waterfall. Bárðardalur, Iceland. By Russell Eck.
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Ryogoku Kokugikan. Tokyo, Japan. By Kyle Ellis.
Ryogoku Kokugikan. Tokyo, Japan. By Kyle Ellis.
Rocky. Cappadocia, Turkey. By Duncan Gidney.
Rocky. Cappadocia, Turkey. By Duncan Gidney.
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Orange Street in Asakusa. Tokyo, Japan. By Hjalmar Östberg.
Orange Street in Asakusa. Tokyo, Japan. By Hjalmar Östberg.
Tsukiji Fish Market. Tokyo, Japan. By Anssi Määttä.
Tsukiji Fish Market. Tokyo, Japan. By Anssi Määttä.
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Flatiron. New York City, New York. By Vincenzo Spina.
Flatiron. New York City, New York. By Vincenzo Spina.
Shimbashi rain. Tokyo, Japan. By Shawn Danker.
Shimbashi rain. Tokyo, Japan. By Shawn Danker.
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En Route. Kyoto, Japan. By Vincent Maggio.
En Route. Kyoto, Japan. By Vincent Maggio.
Holyrood Abbey. Edinburgh, Scotland. By Mateo Vargas.
Holyrood Abbey. Edinburgh, Scotland. By Mateo Vargas.
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Qibao. Shanghai, China. By Mike Robinson.
Qibao. Shanghai, China. By Mike Robinson.
Castle Stalker. Loch Laich, Scotland, UK. By Jerad Raines.
Castle Stalker. Loch Laich, Scotland, UK. By Jerad Raines.
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The Road To Mt. Fuji. Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi Prefecture. By Danilo Salvego | IG
The Road To Mt. Fuji. Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi Prefecture. By Danilo Salvego | IG
The Dock. Fårö in Gotland, Sweden. By David Olsson.
The Dock. Fårö in Gotland, Sweden. By David Olsson.
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The Ginza Line. Tokyo, Japan. By João Salgueiro.
The Ginza Line. Tokyo, Japan. By João Salgueiro.
Sunset. Boracay, Philippines. By Martin Tan.
Sunset. Boracay, Philippines. By Martin Tan.
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Gion District. Kyoto, Japan. By Anthony Di Virgilio.
Gion District. Kyoto, Japan. By Anthony Di Virgilio.
Night. Kyoto, Japan. By Elliot Mitchell.
Night. Kyoto, Japan. By Elliot Mitchell.
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Snowy Jaywalking. New York, New York. Aquiles Torres.
Snowy Jaywalking. New York, New York. Aquiles Torres.
Sangenjaya at Night. Tokyo, Japan. By Matt Laycock.
Sangenjaya at Night. Tokyo, Japan. By Matt Laycock.
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This Past Spring. Miyajima, Japan. By Piyush Bedi.
This Past Spring. Miyajima, Japan. By Piyush Bedi.
Isle of Skye. Scotland, U.K. By Steve Stanley.
Isle of Skye. Scotland, U.K. By Steve Stanley.
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To Infinity and Beyond. Chicago, Illinois. By warlockpie.
To Infinity and Beyond. Chicago, Illinois. By warlockpie.
Tang Paradise Park. Xi’an, China. By Ronald Delgado.
Tang Paradise Park. Xi’an, China. By Ronald Delgado.
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Maruyama Park. Kyoto, Japan. By Manuel Sánchez.
Maruyama Park. Kyoto, Japan. By Manuel Sánchez.
Gion. Kyoto, Japan. By Jun David.
Gion. Kyoto, Japan. By Jun David.
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Mont Saint-Michel. Normandy, France. By Aaron Amano.
Mont Saint-Michel. Normandy, France. By Aaron Amano.
The Top. Mt. Fuji, Japan. By Ces Chavez.
The Top. Mt. Fuji, Japan. By Ces Chavez.
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JPGs is a photo peek into wherever gamers might find interesting. If you’re a photographer and have images you want to share, drop us a line!

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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