Heian Shrine Garden

Summertime in the Shin'en

By Mandy Bartok    - 1 min read

Heian Jingu, Kyoto's strikingly vermilion-hued shrine, is well-known for its springtime displays of sakura (cherry blossoms). But a visit to the Shin'en garden here is worthwhile anytime of year. These summer scenes offer glimpses of ponds graced with lotus flowers, leafy green branches and a hint of the red-tinged maples to come.

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Mandy Bartok

Mandy Bartok @mandy.bartok

Japan resident for 10+ years, with time spent in Okinawa, Kumamoto and Tokyo.