You have to pay a small amount to enter the garden but don't miss it. They are very beautiful and you can feed the koi carp and turtles.
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The Shrine itself is alike to many others in Kyoto however its' garden is truly beautiful. The well-kept enclosure features a pond with stepping stones and fish, an array of different species of plants and trees, as well as, a bridge with seating to take...More
Groan Shrine is a little plain compared to other shrines we have seen in Japan. It is a Shinto shrine and is therefore empty of deities or decorations. You cannot get behind the front room but you can say a prayer! The best thing about...More
There is a large torii gate marking the entrance to the Shrine’s spacious grounds. A relatively new, beautiful shrine. A couple of museums are right by the torii gate. I was lucky to see a couple posing for photos for their marriage album. The bride’s...More
I recommend visiting here forsure! The garden was private and self-guided. It was beautiful and hot. There is a map for visitors that guides you around. The property is VERY well-kept!
Went here as part of a small tour group. The shrine is beautiful and the architecture interesting. Definitely worth a visit.
This reproduction of the original on a 5/8 scale is a beautiful Shrine in Kyoto. It is listed as an important cultural property of Japan and definitely worth a visit. The red Heian Shrine Torii Gate is an eye-catcher as well. If you have some...More
This is a lovely place to walk around the gardens and see the traditional tea house. Also best during sakura season but the crowds will be very heavy.
Kyoto does not have street signs like in the West, so if you are not good at navigating have someone else take you there. I took a 1 day tour from Tokyo that took me to 3 shrines in Kyoto. A bus picked me up...More