Heian-jingu Shrine in Okazaki，Kyoto is famous for being the resting place of the Emperors Komei and Kammu.
It was built in 1895 as a commemorative building of the 1100th anniversary of the Heian-era as a means to liven up Kyoto which had lost some of its vitality ever since the capital was transferred to Tokyo after the Meiji Restoration.
It comprises of numerous constructions such as the main shrine，Noritoden，Naihaiden，Daigokuden (Gaihaiden)，Souryoro，Byakkoro，and so on.
The first thing to catch your eye upon your entry to the Heian-jingu Shrine will be the concrete Tori (gate). It is famed to have been the tallest Tori in Japan at the time of its construction.
Most of the buildings have tiled roofs and the walls have a vermillion plaster finish.
The buildings are in green，red and white，and it is said that the aspects of Chinese architecture is incorporated as well.
The shrine garden to the East side features a path around a pond，creating various views and sceneries.
The Hashidono cuts the pond in half and looks as if a roof has been added to a bridge and is full of character.
Shobi-kan has a unique structure with 3 roofs.
Also，during the 1100th year anniversary festival of the Heian-era，they rewound the clocks to parade in the manner of the ancient Kyoto in the pre-Tokyoite era.
This is what we call the Jidai Festival today，held every year on the 22nd of October.