This is the gate to Yasaka Shrine, which was on the way to Heian Jingu Shrine from our hotel.
An immense gate in front of Heian Jingu Shrine.
A beautiful sign in the vicinity of Heian Jingu.
Heian Jingu's gate. The shrine is "only" about 150 years old, not very old compared to some of the other temples and shrines of Kyoto.
Paper lanterns to the right side of the entrance of Heian Jingu Shrine.
Before entering temples and shrines, religiously observant people will wash their hands or their faces in a basin in front of the shrine entrance.
They get the water out of a trough using a metal cup, then use the water in the cup to wash.
View of the left side of Heian Jingu shriine.
A tree covered with prayers written on little pieces of paper.