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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Heian Shrine Torii Gate Kyoto

Heian Shrine Torii平安神宮鳥居

Pictured above right is the massive torii gate on Jingu Dori (street), which leads to Heian Shrine.

The torii gate stands between the Kyoto Municipal Museum and the Modern Museum of Art Kyoto, and is on one of the most dramatic boulevards in Kyoto.

Nearby is a canal that encircles many of the above buildings, and on which boats slowly ply.

Also nearby is the Kyoto Zoo, tennis courts, a baseball field, a large public library, The Kyoto International Exhibition Hall.

A ten-minute walk south is Chionin Temple and Maruyama Park.

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