Thursday, February 14, 2013

Heian Jingu Shrine Gardens - Kyoto


So I went to the Heian Jingu Shrine in Kyoto a second time the second to last day I was in Japan. I went with a girl that I had met in Tokyo and we went to the gardens because that is a place that we never went too yet and she had been in Kyoto for  looong time. Anyways here is the link to the original time that I went.
There are four gardens; the west, south, center and east gardens. Anyways check out the pictures and enjoy them!


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Check out the ticket that I got for my visit!!

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It is such a gorgeous design and I love the red/orange color. 

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this apparently is the oldest train car in Japan, at least I think that is what I read in my book.

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It is such a great strolling gardens.

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Which way to follow?

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I was glad that it was a nice day, I had to many over cast days haha.

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The ponds had lots of carp/koi and the lilies were wonderful to see.

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Here is me and Rika walking on the wooden bridge, the irises were so purple!

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There were still field trips with school in the Summer, here were a few school guys hoping some stones.

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That is the Shobi-kan by the pond Seiho-ike in the eastern gardens.

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That is the Taihei-kaku which is a cypress shingled roof  that was once on the Kyoto Imperial Palace grounds.

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This last building in the Eastern gardens is the Saikan.

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The gardens are great and if you stop at the Shrine then go to the gardens!!!!!

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info from
http://www.heianjingu.or.jp/english/

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