Heian Shrine


About Heian Shrine

Heian Jingu Shrine

Heian Shrine is located in Okazaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. It was planned as part of the Greater Palace restoration project at Heian Capital at the National Industrial Exposition held in Kyoto commemorating 1100 years after the capital moved to Heian-Kyo on April 1 in 1895, it was erected in the land of Okazaki, Sakyo-ku.(However, it is said that the Greater palace in the real Heian capital was in the current Senbon Marutamachi.)

Heian Shrine is the arrival point of the Jidai festival, and crowds gather at the festival. Moreover, the otorii of the main gate is as huge as straddles the main thoroughfare.

Although Heian Jingu Shrine has large grounds, there is not much to see other than the buildings, so we recommend that you visit the shrine garden as well. The shrine garden has many large ponds and a vast Japanese garden decorated with cherry blossoms.

There are cultural facilities in the Okazaki area, and there are the Kyoto Prefectural Library, the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Modern Art, the Kyoto City Museum, the Kyoto City Zoological Garden, and the Kyoto Kaikan in the vicinity of Heian Jingu. When visiting Heian Shrine, I think it’s a good idea to visit together.


Heian Shrine photos

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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada


Location 〒606-8341
97 Okazaki Nishitenno-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Telephone TEL 075-761-0221
FAX 075-761-0225
Entrance fee Free
※Charged for shrine garden
Adults 600 yen, children 300 yen
Usual viewing season

Cherry(weeping cherry tree, etc.)
Early to mid April

Red leaves
Mid to late November


City bus
5・Raku Bus No.100 “Okazaki Park Museum/Heian Jingu-mae” stop, 5 min. walk to the north
“Okazaki Park Museum/Heian Jingu-mae” on routes 5, 32, and 46
“Okazaki Park, ROHM Theater Kyoto, Miyako Messe-mae” stop, 5 minute walk to the north
Take the 201, 203, or 206 bus to “Higashiyama Nijo” and walk east for 5 minutes.

10-minute walk from Higashiyama Station on the Tozai Line

Keihan Kamoto Line
Get off at Sanjo Station or Jingu-Marutamachi Station and walk 15 minutes.

Exit at the Kyoto Higashi Interchange on the Meishin Expressway, go west on Sanjo Street, and turn right at the Jingu-michi intersection to the north.

Parking lot None; please use nearby parking lots such as the Kyoto Municipal Okazaki Park Parking Lot, Miyakomesse Kyoto Kangyo-kan Parking Lot, etc.
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