The iris which has been crowded in this pond since ancient times has reached today with being loved by people and protected.
Ancient horse race that started at the Kamigamo shrine from 1093 AD and came 925th this year
On the mountain of silence, a sacred shrine stands decorated with Iris japonica.
“Jonangu Shrine” is one of the famous spots for wisteria in Kyoto.
Wow, hurry to go see! They are already in full bloom.
From the Middle Ages (5 to 600 years ago), ”Ichihatsu” is a type of iris which has been cultivated as ornamental plant. It is called “Ichihatsu” (meaning the first beginning) for earliest blooming.
It is called “Ooka-sai (Cherry blossoms Festival)”.
The main event is a parade of a shrine. It is held on April 10 every year.
The garden of Heian-jingu Shrine is really fantastic with “Sakura”(cherry blossoms).
It is lighted up and is fantastic with cherry blossoms. Legend has it that the guardian of this pond is a fema
The beautiful red approach to Nagaoka Tenmangu Shrine. The blooming period is about a week within from mid Apr