The last Shinto shrine we visited in Kyoto is known for its meticulously landscaped gardens and is named the Heian Jingu Shrine. If it was lovely in the winter, I can only imagine what it looks like in the spring with all the drooping cherry blossom trees!
Fact warning: the Heian Jingu was built to commemorate many momentous events including the 2,600th anniversary of the founding of the nation of Japan. Booyah.
Aaaaaaand STICK IT
Tree in a box?
We sat under this red umbrella and drank lemon Ceylon tea while Hiromi told us about the rituals of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
Let's zoom in on that one, shall we?...
Then finally, what must have been the epicenter of peace and tranquility...
Koi fish doing their best Yin & Yang impression
And that's all folks!