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Heian-jingū Shrine

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4.3 (12632)

97 Okazaki Nishitennōchō, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, 606-8341, Japan

Classic Shinto shrine & landscaped gardens created in 1895 for the city's 1,100th birthday.

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phone+81 75-761-0221
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daytime
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traditional
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Mondays: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesdays: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesdays: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursdays: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fridays: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturdays: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sundays: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Chris 2 weeks ago

This is one of the big impressive shrines in Kyoto with its signature red torri as well as other buildings painted in bright red too. Nice view from within the shrine towards the mountains. Big wide garden can be visited against a fee and worth it especially in spring and autumn. Good starting point to walk to Gion. Early morning not yet very crowded.

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Richard G a month ago

Heian Shrine is one of the most colorful Shrines I have visited in Kyoto. There are lots of vendors selling all sorts of stuff in front of the corridor, not sure if it's a weekend thing only. There are also a few gardens which are much bigger places to explore, but you have to pay a small fee separately (around 600 Yen)to enter. In my opinion l, it is well worth the money.

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April Tel 2 months ago

There alot of food stalls outside the temple when we visited mid November. The temple itself wasn't so crowded and the garden(pay a small fee, forgot how much) was beautiful. It's a good place to visit if you're in Kyoto.

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James Remley 3 months ago

This is a absolute must see Temple in Kyoto. The buildings of the Heian Shrine are a little worn down, however that adds to the charm of this place and also shows just how old these magnificent buildings really are. The best part of this Shrine are the massively sprawling gardens within. 30,000 square meters of space showcase traditional Japanese style gardens that are absolutely breathtaking. It costs ¥600 per adult to enter the garden area, this is an absolutely amazing deal and something that should not be passed up. While the Shrine may be a little out of the way in terms of getting to it by a train, it is a pleasant walk from the nearest station and there are many shops along the way. Pictures alone do not do this Shrine justice, you must visit this beautiful monument and garden.

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Shirin Montebare 3 months ago

This temple is nestled within a serene park that invites visitors for a stroll at the cost of 600 yen. The park showcases a beautiful Japanese-style design, offering a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere. A charming small lake hosts various fish, including carp, and for a small fee of 50 yen, visitors can enjoy feeding them. Adorning a bridge over the lake are paper ornaments holding the hopes and prayers of those who visit the temple. One can also acquire a unique souvenir—a retro, old-fashioned machine allows you to carve names or inscribe messages, be it your own name, your partner's, or anything else, adding an extra nostalgic touch to the experience. They also so handwritten goushin, so make sure to grab one.