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Heian Shrine

Heian Shrine (jp. Heian-jingu ) is a re-construction of Kyoto’s first Imperial palace. The style, at first glimpse, does seem oddly non-Japanese, but as so often in East Asian history, a different architectural style merely represents a different dynasty. Heian Shrine was constructed in the late 19th century, after Kyōto lost its status as Japan’s capital.
While the shrine itself is quite spacious, the four gardens (paid area) around the shrine are well worth a visit, especially during spring (cherry blossom) and early summer (Iris and sea roses) season.
Admission: free (shrine grounds), ~600Yen (gardens), open year-round
Nearby places of interest: Okazaki Park, Murin-an, Shōren-in, Nanzen-ji

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Spring at Heian-jingu's gardens. April 2017.

Spring 春
Summer 夏
Winter 冬
Setsubun Festival (February) 節分祭
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