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
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5.06 months ago
Stunning shrine with incredible prayer trees which make for great photo opportunities. There’s also beautifully manicured pine trees and just next door is the most beautiful garden in the whole of Kyoto - stunning with amazing water Lillies and irises. It’s also not as busy as the shrine so you can have a relaxing break from the masses of people
5.08 months ago
Not the biggest shrine that I visited by terms of shrine size but this is probably one of the biggest by terms of lot size. Visitors would surely love the fact that it's free to visit the shrine (meaning no entrance fee like most of the famous places in Kyoto) however, keep in mind that the garden area requires you to pay an entrance fee.
4.02 months ago
Nice and quiet recently, quite a sprawling temple complex. Doesn't take too long to see it all, but it's nice.
4.0a month ago
So Good, so cool heian shrine ( peace in love)
5.06 months ago
Must visit restaurant in Kyoto.
This restaurant is known for Omuraisu; however, their hamburger steak surprised me more!
Can you imagine the juice comes out from burger steak when you cut it ,just like foodie show on TV!
Burger steak is really juicy and tender, snd side dish like mashed potatoes also yummy.