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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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We visited the Heian Shrine and Gardens on a recent cruise visit to Kyoto. The shrine is beautiful and peaceful, our guide showed us the water fountain where devotees pour water over their hands before prayer. The gardens would be gorgeous later in the year...More

Thank Linda A
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There are so may temples and shrines in Kyoto to see and this one is a must see. The sad thing is there are so many tourists here that the place looses its feeling of serenity and reverence. You are not allowed to take any...More

Thank andream0402
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Heian Shrine was built in 1895 but is a replica of the 9th century original as are the other buildings. The best part here is the gardens, so lovely with their water, trees, rocks, bridges, and the immaculate care given to everything. It is...More

Thank igolfCA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The shrines here are very nice, but the gardens are simply beautiful. So tranquil and filled with magnificent displays of nature everywhere: bamboo forest, ponds, waterfalls, shallow flowing water trickling over welk-placed rocks, irises (during summer season), water lillies, carp, koi, turtles, and much more....More

Thank raymondmC6721ME
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So many Shrines to see if Kyoto. This has a beautiful garden and temple to see. So many temples to see if Kyoto and this is a great property.

Thank SkiBikeNorthwest
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

For garden lovers, the garden of the Heian Shinto Shrine in Kyoto is the place to be. It’s truly impressive; a haven of beauty. And no, we were not the only visitors, far from it. Strolling through the garden seemed to be the favourite destination...More

Thank Tanja S
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

If you like gardens, then the garden is a Kyoto-must-see. We did a lot of sightseeing in 5 days and these gardens were one of the highlights. Don’t let the sparse courtyard deter you. Pay the 600¥ to see the garden .

Thank J. Steve C
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

It was only built in 1895 but was built to commemorate 1,100 years since the first forming of the Heian Capital, now Kyoto. Although the buildings are impressive, peace and serenity can also be found walking through the gardens with their lakes, streams, bridges and...More

Thank M V
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Although we missed the sakura full bloom date in Kyoto, we were lucky to see the gorgeous late blooming sakura in the Heian garden. Let the photos speak for the splendour!

Thank pl55
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Heian Shrine should be one of the best tourist spot during sakura period. The shrines were very impressive while the gardens were pleasant for photo-taking. Highly recommended.

Thank YTCHENG
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TravelAddictToo
12 June 2018|
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Response from Tanja S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I looked it up. Capacity: 506 cars; 500 yen/hour. About USD 4.52 per hour. Exchange rate of 16.06.2018. Expensive.
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