Heian Shrine, Kyoto, Japan
Heian Shrine was built relatively recently in 1895 on the occasion of the 1,100th anniversary of the Heian Capital foundation.  It is dedicated to the first and last emperors that reigned from Kyoto, Emperor Kammu and Emperor Komei.  The shrine buildings are a partial replica of the Imperial Palace of the Heian Period, but only about two thirds of the original buildings in scale.

Huge orange torii gate, the largest in Japan spans over the street before the Heian Jingu Shrine in Kyoto. Built in 1929, it is just over 24 metres high and 34 metres wide at the top.

The entry building to the Heian Shrine.

One of the cleansing fountians located outside the Heian Shrine Temple. We were shown the correct way to cleanse before entering the Temple.

Another cleansing fountian located outside the Heian Shrine Temple.


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