The Heian Shrine (平安神宮, Heian-jingū) is a Shinto shrine located in Sakyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The Shrine is ranked as a Beppyō Jinja (別表神社) (the top rank for shrines) by the Association of Shinto Shrines. It is listed as an important cultural property of Japan.
In 1895, a partial reproduction of the Heian Palace from Heian-kyō (the former name of Kyoto) was planned for construction for the 1100th anniversary of the establishment of Heian-kyō. The Industrial exposition fair (an exhibition of development of Japanese and foreign cultures) was held in Kyoto that year, where the replica was to be the main monument. However, failure to buy enough land where the Heian Palace used to stand, the building was built in Okazaki at 5/8 scale of the original. The Heian-jingū was built according to designs by Itō Chūta.
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alyssa dueck | Mar 16, 2018
What a wonderful surprise! The grounds were absolutely beautiful and well worth wandering around. We also opted to walk through the garden space which was 600 yen per person. I would highly recommend it as the scenery was lovely and well worth the money. Very peaceful space! Be sure to allow yourself at least one hour to really see the area if you're also planning on walking through the gardens.
HsinHua Lai | Apr 8, 2018
I think it’s worth to paid to go inside! In the season of spring, cherry blossom blooming, so beautiful! And there got so many kinds of Sakura for you to see. In fall season, I think the maple tree will show very romantic view. And the environment is very comfortable, as you are walking inside, you can feel the power of nature! Also it holds Japanese traditional wedding so often, you can meet it sometime, to see how Japanese culture works is great.
John Muzi | Apr 11, 2018
Beautiful Shrine งูๆปลาๆครับ a big beautiful garden. This is one of the best places to view Sakura. I like it so much that I went back to visit last week, four years after my previous visit. Highly recommended to all visitors to Kyoto. Within walking distances are other shrines and parks.
Louise | Jun 17, 2018
Very nice shrine and gardens! Place was big and not overly crowded. 600yen for an adult admission ticket to the gardens. Worth the visit!
Jon Sparkman | May 17, 2018
Nicest Shrine I've seen in Japan so far. Worth the visit. Nice cafe and shops nearby for food and drinks as well.
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