Japanese irises are in full bloom at the shrine garden of Heian Jingu Shrine (Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City). Karen flowers color the waterside and please the eyes of worshipers.

Shinen consists of four gardens and is designated as a national scenic spot. A total of 2,000 irises of about 200 species are planted around Byakko Pond in Nishishinen Garden.

Articles are excerpts from reports and news in the Kyoto Shimbun. Due to automatic translation, some expressions may not be accurate.