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We have visited the Heian Shrine and the Gardens "next door" and heard the "Kiais" (screaming, martial arts style). We went through the gate (by the way, on the way from Heian Shrine to the Budo Center you'll see a Kendo-Shop on the other side...More
As stated previously, it is not easily access able by a metro station. We had to walk quite a bit, but it did not disappoint! We walked through the gate and went to the desk to find out what was going on. They gave us...More
If you are at all interested in martial arts, your trip to Kyoto MUST include a stop at the Budo Center. This is actually a compound of buildings right next to Heian Shrine, and includes the old historic budo building (closed when I visited), a...More