tl;dr: Retirement home of the shogun was supposed to be coated in silver, but he ran out of money and died, so now it's a zen garden.

tl;dr: Retirement home of the shogun was supposed to be coated in silver, but he ran out of money and died, so now it's a zen garden.

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Best cherry blossom spots in Kyoto (Kyoto Hanami Spots) Heian Shrine Mid April  Behind the main building, 600 yen, 8:30 to 17:30 Large numbers of weeping cherry trees (yaebeni shidare) stand in the garden of Heian Shrine, behind the shrine's main buildings, making it one of the best spots to see weeping cherry trees in Kyoto. The trees reach full bloom a few days after the other cherry trees, making it an ideal spot for visitors who miss the main season by a few days.

Best cherry blossom spots in Kyoto (Kyoto Hanami Spots) Heian Shrine Mid April Behind the main building, 600 yen, 8:30 to 17:30 Large numbers of weeping cherry trees (yaebeni shidare) stand in the garden of Heian Shrine, behind the shrine's main buildings, making it one of the best spots to see weeping cherry trees in Kyoto. The trees reach full bloom a few days after the other cherry trees, making it an ideal spot for visitors who miss the main season by a few days.

Great page on Kyoto Travel: Arashiyama and Sagano. This picture is the Gioji temple.

Great page on Kyoto Travel: Arashiyama and Sagano. This picture is the Gioji temple.

Castello di Nijo, Kyoto

Castello di Nijo, Kyoto

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