Part one of our Kyoto day tour consisted of Nijo Castle and the Golden Pavillion. For the second part of our tour, we visited the Heian Shrine and the Kiyomizu Temple.
The Heian Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Kyoto. You can identify these shrines by their red-orange color. The Heian shrine was located in a very large complex.
Prayer Tree- Tie your prayers onto the tree
Heian Shrine Garden:
As I said before, the Heian Shrine is located in a very large complex. Behind the shrine is a large, peaceful garden.
View of gardens from the bridge
The Kiyomizu Temple is a Buddhist temple on a hillside. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is quite interesting. To get there, you have to walk up a pedestrian alley of shops. Once the shops end, you will see a three-tiered pagoda and can follow the stairs to the top.
Pagoda in front of Kiyomizu Temple
Purchased some green tea KitKats at one of the shops