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Heian Jingu Shrine, Kyoto
Japan

Panorama taken inside Heian Shrine (平安神宮; Heian-jingū) in the Sakyo-ku ward of Kyoto, Japan. Heian Shrine was originally built in 1895, as a partial replica of the Heian Palace to celebrate the 1100th anniversary of the founding of Heian-kyō.

The shrine is registered as an important cultural property of Japan. In 1976 some of the shrine buildings were burnt down, but these have since been rebuilt.

Copyright: Dave Kennard
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Hochgeladen: 23/04/2012
Aktualisiert: 22/05/2012
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