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Heian Jingu Shrine (平安神宮)

A Shinto shrine located in Sakyo Ward in Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture which was erected in 1895 to commemorate the 1,100th anniversary of the foundation of the ancient capital of Heian-Kyo. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Kammu and Emperor Komei. The main shrine building is a 5/8th scale replica of the Heian-Kyo government reception hall used during the time of Emperor Kammu. The shrine’s solemn vermillion lacquered buildings roofed with green glazed tiles and the white gravel covering the grounds are a spectacle to behold. The surrounding Japanese garden is strolling garden built around a central pond which is divided into four separate sections filled with splendid flowering plants and trees appropriate to the four seasons. The shrine is also famous for its weeping cherry trees in spring.


Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Okazakinishitennouchou (Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea)

phone 0757610221

[Shinen Worship times] 8:30-17:30
※ Depends on the season, closed 30 minutes after Hours of Operation

Review of Heian Shrine

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Reviewed:2020/02/27 Heian is a must-see shrine in Kyoto
Elegant, beautiful, and utterly photogenic . The architecture borrows from the Chinese.Go early to avoid the crowds. And don’t miss the the exquisite gardens behind the shrine which you’ll want to...
Reviewed:2020/02/05 Nice shrine with good garden, good for resting
Like many other attractions of Kyoto, the shrine has two parts:the garden and the shrine itself. When we entered it was late, so we somehow were able to enter through the gardens free of cost. It’s...
Reviewed:2019/12/13 Nice Historical Shrine
Heian Shrine was built in 1895 in the 1100th anniversary celebration on the founding of city of Kyoto. It had been ranked as a Beppyo Jinjo by the Association of Shinto Shrine. It was particularly...

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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Okazakinishitennouchou [map]
Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea
[Shinen Worship times] 8:30-17:30
※ Depends on the season, closed 30 minutes after Hours of Operation
open everyday
[Shinen Admission fee to worship] Adults600yen, Children300yen
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          Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.