Heian-jingu Shrine

Sightseeing information about Heian-jingu Shrine in Japan.


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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
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5.03 weeks ago

A great way to end the day, they are open until 5:30 so you have plenty of time to come and have a look around. The attendants clearly see a great deal of tourism business but it is still a very nice looking wide open space that is definitely on a must visit list for visitors.

5.0in the last week

Beautifull Temple in good condition. Powerfull place of acient japan culture plus nice view with Mountain)

4.03 weeks ago

A Japanese temple with design extracted from ancient Chinese palaces.
Definitely worth your visit.

4.07 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.

5.03 months ago

Beautiful shrine with a large, peaceful garden to walk around in in all seasons.
You can also enjoy some simple snacks in the souvenir shop located next to the shrine.

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