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==Heian Imperial Palace==
 
==Heian Imperial Palace==
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[[File:Heian-gate.jpg|right|thumb|320px|The main gate of [[Heian Shrine]], meant to reproduce the appearance of the Ôtemmon of the original 8th century Heian Palace<ref name=fuji>Takashi Fujitani, ''Splendid Monarchy'', UC Press (1998), 86.</ref>]]
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[[File:Heianshrine.jpg|right|thumb|320px|The main buildings of Heian Shrine, meant to reproduce the Daigokuden (Great Audience Hall) and other buildings of the Chôdôin, the central official compound of the Heian court<ref name=fuji/>]]
 
===Structures & Layout===
 
===Structures & Layout===
 
The complex as a whole was surrounded by packed-mud walls, punctuated by fourteen gates. The complex was roughly 1.4 km from north to south, and 1.2 km from east to west.
 
The complex as a whole was surrounded by packed-mud walls, punctuated by fourteen gates. The complex was roughly 1.4 km from north to south, and 1.2 km from east to west.
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