Heian Shrine (平安神宮)

Heian means peaceful in Japanese. The shrine was built in late 19th century to commemorate Heian Period, the glorious period of ancient Japan where the capital was still Kyoto. I heard that it supposed to be the miniature size of Kyoto Imperial Palace. Like many other Shinto shrines, Heian Shrine was big and orange. There was a nice garden with pavilions that had very tranquil atmosphere. It was brilliant during the summer, but rumour has it that it is at the most beautiful during spring when all the cherry trees are blooming. So when you are somehow roaming around Kyoto, look up for a massive orange Torii gate, and you know you’re on the right path.

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a cemetery I stumbled along the way

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the massive Torii gate

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About landakungu (Dane Anwar)

Landakungu is the blog of Dane Anwar, a native Jakartan. She loves to travel, read comics, novels, and watch films. After spending 5 years living in Taiwan and 4 months in China, she is finally back in Indonesia, which is going to be her new base for more travels and other interestng things.
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