Hirano Shrine


About Hirano Shrine

Hirano Shrine

Hirano Shrine is a shrine built by the emperor Kanmu to coincide with the capital has moved to Heian-Kyo in 794. This is a famous shrine as a cherry blossom attraction, About 50 species and 400 cherry blossoms have been planted, and there are many stalls and cherry blossom visitors at the time of Hanami.

Because Hirano Shrine worship the Hime Okami, a woman’s guardian deity, it is said that the flowers and women’s shrine that there are divine favour, such as children and good match.

The Hirano shrine is located a little south of Kinkakuji, near the northernmost of Nishioji street. You get off at the bus stop of the Kyoto municipal Bus “Kinugasako-mae”, and walk a little to the north.


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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada


Location 〒603-8322
1 Hiranomiyamoto-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Telephone TEL 075-461-4450
Entrance fee Free
Usual viewing season Cherry(400 trees)
Early March – late April

From Kyoto Station, take the 205 or 50 city bus to Kinugasa-ko-mae and walk north for 3 minutes.

Keifuku Electric Railway Kitano Line
Get off at “Kitano Hakubai-cho” station and walk 10 minutes to the north.

From “Sanjo Station”, take city bus line 10 to “Kitano Hakubai-cho”, 10 minutes walk to the north, or take city bus line 15 to “Kinugasako-mae”, 3 minutes walk to the north.

From “Kawaramachi” station, take city bus 205 to “Kinugasa-ko-mae” and walk 3 minutes to the north.

Parking lot 20 spaces for private cars (charged only during cherry blossom viewing season)
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