Jonangu Shrine is an ancient shrine founded to provide spiritual protection of the country when the capital was transferred to Kyoto in 794. Successive emperors and retired emperors visited the shrine to pray against calamity striking from inauspicious directions, and to pray for the peace and security of the imperial court.
Rakusui-en Garden, also known as the Flower Garden of the Tale of Genji, consists of five gardens: Haru-no-yama (Spring Hill) Garden, Heian Garden, Muromachi Garden, Momoyama Garden and Jonan Rikyu Garden. The garden has 150 plum trees, 300 camellia bushes and close to 100 maple trees.
7, Nakajima Tobarikyucho, Fushimi-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
15 minutes walk from Kyoto City Subway Karasuma Line or Kintetsu Kyoto Line Takeda Station