This shrine was erected in 1895 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Kyoto. The massive 24m-high torii gate leads to the vermilion main building ringed by white sand. The innermost area is a spacious 10-hectare garden, which is designated a national scenic spot.
This is a famous cherry blossom spot with the best season being from early to mid April. The night illumination reflected on the pond creates a magical setting for flower viewing. Jidai Matsuri ('Festival of the Ages') held on October 22nd is one of top three Kyoto festivals and features a long procession people wearing costumes that represent different eras of Kyoto's 1200 years of history. The procession is as long as 2km and last about 3 hours.
PurposeFestivals,elderly,cherry blossom viewing,art,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 40km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
4.02 months ago
One of the newer shrines in Kyoto. It's nice and large with very spacious grounds. Because of that it's not as overcrowded as many other places. Behind the shrine there's a beautiful large garden with ponds. However, the entrance fee to the gardens is 600 ¥ while the entrance to the shrine is free. But I highly recommend visiting the gardens too.
4.0in the last week
Heian Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Kyoto.It is considered one of the important cultural sites of Japan and dates back to 1895 , about hundred years before.The approach to this shrine is marked by a gigantic Torii gate.Behind the main buildings there is an attractive, paid garden with a variety of plants, ponds and traditional buildings which we missed to see.
5.03 weeks ago
Beautiful architecture. You will feel like you are in imperial palace in Heian period.
4.0a month ago
Was very fun being here! I even got a great shot of a miko running errands. 😎👌
5.03 months ago
I definitely recommend this place. Its worth to visit. Beautiful architecture and backdrop of mountains. Best to visit in the afternoon before it closes.