Heian Jingu Shrine

Shrine
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.

Spot details

Address
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Okazakinishitennouchou
Phone
0757610221
Hours
6:00-18:00
[Shinen Visit] 8:30-17:30
※Depends on the season
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Worship fee] Free
[Shinen Admission fee]Adults600yen, Children300yen
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Colourful
    4.0 Reviewed:2022.01.09
    This Shinto shrine is only just over 100 years old.A massive torii gate marks the approach to the shrine, around which there are a couple of museums. The actual shrine grounds themselves are very...
  • One of my favorites in Kyoto - Do not miss the garden.
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.11.13
    I have visited many times and brought many friends. The garden behind the temple is one of my favorite places in Kyoto. The signature stepping stones across the pond is particularly intriguing...
  • Beautiful and colorful Shrine with giant Torii gate
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.07.29
    The entrance to the temple is elegant with a majestic 24 m high Torii gate. We spent many hours wandering around the Shrine garden and enjoyed the peaceful and serene environment a lot. There were...

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