Kyoto's most imposing shrine was built in 1884 to mark the 1,100th anniversary of the city. It is dedicated to the first and ... More
Kyoto's most imposing shrine was built in 1884 to mark the 1,100th anniversary of the city. It is dedicated to the first and last Emperors to reside in the old capital. The bright orange and green main hall is a scaled down replica of the Heian Period Imperial Palace. Entrance to the extensive grounds are free, but there is a charge to enter the exquisitely landscaped strolling garden complete with large ornamental pond, covered bridge and a multitude of delightful cherry trees, azaleas, water lilies and irises.
It's a must see when visiting japan! Especially during spring when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. The Garden is so wonderfully breathtaking that you would want to spend the whole day there. It's one of those places you never get tired of seeing and that's why i intend to go back there every chance i get.
It has the most beautiful garden in Japan. While we took a slow and lovely walk in its glorious cherry blossom filled garden, we felt the ageless spirits of Japan's benevolent gods surrounding us. One might allow at least one hour for this garden in a visit to Kyoto. Even though it was crowded, every person was quiet and mannerly, respecting the awesome beauty and serenity of this gorgeous treasure.
I just got back from Kyoto and this was suggested to see the cherry blossoms. The garden at the Heian was beautiful! There was a sense of peace and serenity. It's what you invision when you think of old Japan.
We literally spent hours wandering the garden here. Beautiful photographic opportunities. Going during cherry blossom season is good, but you will fight the crowds. Any season except winter and you will see beautiful colours.
Nice Shrine with beautiful gardens. This was the shrine shown in "Lost in Translation". The gardens are absolutely stunning. There are large Koi in the pond and a beautiful bridge.
When I was there, a private traditional wedding was taking place on the grounds. It could be seen from a distance.
This place just screams amazing. I am referring to the garden that wraps around the shrine. I think I could spend a whole day here, but I had to force myself to leave. You could take tens of photos here, and every single one would look unique. But only a trip to this shrine's garden can allow you to truly appreciate what is here.
For only 650 yen ($6), it is the best money somebody can spend. And you could literally spend all day here, if you wanted. Even if just for a simple walk around the garden, this place must be seen to be believed!
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