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21 places on the main route where we can experience Japanese history
(9) Heian Shrine O-Torii Gate, Okazaki, Kyoto
The capital of Japan was relocated from Heijokyo in Nara to Heiankyo (Kyoto) in 794. In 1895, the Heian Shrine was built in this Okazaki area to commemorate the 1100th anniversary of the founding of the capital. The shrine is a replica on a three-fifths’ scale of the first imperial palace in the ancient capital Heiankyo. The shrine has a beautiful go-round style garden at the rear, which is famous for its drooping cherry trees in spring and Japanese iris and water lilies in early summer. The classic bus for tourists connects Yasaka Shrine, Heian Shrine and Ginkakuji Temple with Higashiyama-Gojo, or the vicinity of Kiyomizu Temple.