About Heian 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
97 Okazaki Nishitenno-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
※Charged for shrine garden
Adults 600 yen, children 300 yen
|Usual viewing season||
Cherry(weeping cherry tree, etc.)
Keihan Kamoto Line
|Parking lot||None; please use nearby parking lots such as the Kyoto Municipal Okazaki Park Parking Lot, Miyakomesse Kyoto Kangyo-kan Parking Lot, etc.|