Heian-kyo (Kyoto)

Established as the capital in 794, Kyoto was at that time called Heian-kyo and referred to as miyako - the capital. The city's history is one of emperors, shoguns, holy men and temples.


Harvest Moon bugaku performance at Shimogamo Shrine.

Maruyama Cherry Tree

The famous weeping cherry tree in Maruyama Park.

Heian Jingu

Heian-jingu and the Eastern Hills.


A heron at Shinsen-en.

Abe no Seimei Shrine

Shrine dedicated to Yin-Yang master Abe no Seimei.


Rozanji Temple was originally the villa where Murasaki Shikibu lived.

Tomb of Murasaki Shikibu

Entrance to the tomb of Murasaki Shikibu.