Shinsen-en (神泉苑)

Shinsen-en was a garden pond adjacent to the Daidairi (Imperial Palace) soon after the construction of the Heian-kyo Capital. But it was reduced in size during the Edo period (1603-1868) with the construction of Nijo Castle. Later it became a temple and Toji Temple manages it now. The following is an excerpt from the Shinsen-en … Continue reading Shinsen-en (神泉苑)