Heian Jingu is one of the most famous shrines in Kyoto, and is well known for its weeping cherry blossom garden. We arrived at the garden around 4:30, which was a romantic twilight hour in the garden.

The weather in Kansai is perfect right night, warm days, cool enough to wear a sweater, but not so cold you need one. The nights are cool, and feel great when you cozy into a warm bed.

Jingu means shrine, but is reserved for places that enshrine the souls of emperors.

Heian Jingu, though beautiful, is easily overlooked next to its beautiful gardens, especially during sakura season.

Heian Jingu

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