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.
The famous weeping cherry tree in Maruyama Park.
Heian-jingu and the Eastern Hills.
A heron at Shinsen-en.
Shrine dedicated to Yin-Yang master Abe no Seimei.
Rozanji Temple was originally the villa where Murasaki Shikibu lived.
Entrance to the tomb of Murasaki Shikibu.