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Heian Shrine

97 Okazaki Nishitennocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8341, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-761-0221
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This shrine was built in 1895 in celebration of the 1100th anniversary of the founding of the city of Kyoto. Admission is free but there is a small fee for entrance to the gardens, which are home to several beautiful weeping cherry trees which are in bloom during the spring months.
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97 Okazaki Nishitennocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8341, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-761-0221
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to pay a small amount to enter the garden but don't miss it. They are very beautiful and you can feed the koi carp and turtles.

Thank Mardiawalsh
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Shrine itself is alike to many others in Kyoto however its' garden is truly beautiful. The well-kept enclosure features a pond with stepping stones and fish, an array of different species of plants and trees, as well as, a bridge with seating to take...More

Thank Woodzinthewoodz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Groan Shrine is a little plain compared to other shrines we have seen in Japan. It is a Shinto shrine and is therefore empty of deities or decorations. You cannot get behind the front room but you can say a prayer! The best thing about...More

Thank EllieandSherlock
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a large torii gate marking the entrance to the Shrine’s spacious grounds. A relatively new, beautiful shrine. A couple of museums are right by the torii gate. I was lucky to see a couple posing for photos for their marriage album. The bride’s...More

Thank DYA717
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recommend visiting here forsure! The garden was private and self-guided. It was beautiful and hot. There is a map for visitors that guides you around. The property is VERY well-kept!

Thank alexhughey14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here as part of a small tour group. The shrine is beautiful and the architecture interesting. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank oak2wn
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This reproduction of the original on a 5/8 scale is a beautiful Shrine in Kyoto. It is listed as an important cultural property of Japan and definitely worth a visit. The red Heian Shrine Torii Gate is an eye-catcher as well. If you have some...More

Thank Robert-Jan1972
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This is a lovely place to walk around the gardens and see the traditional tea house. Also best during sakura season but the crowds will be very heavy.

Thank Nonnapn
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

A nice shrine to visit as part of Kyoto day tour. The place is quite and peaceful and you need to take ruku bus at Kyoto station to go there. Try buying a daily pass for 500 yens for adult and this can save you...More

Thank Syed S
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Kyoto does not have street signs like in the West, so if you are not good at navigating have someone else take you there. I took a 1 day tour from Tokyo that took me to 3 shrines in Kyoto. A bus picked me up...More

Thank bobpenzes
City Center
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