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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...more
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We enjoyed the shrine, beautiful walk. The main area is free, and there is a small fee for the gardens. Would love to see the weeping cherry trees bloom in the spring. The design and detail are amazing. It was a little crowded, as we...More
The Heian Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Sakyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The Shrine is ranked as a Beppyō Jinja by the Association of Shinto Shrines. It is listed as an important cultural property of Japan,
Heian-jingu Shrine is a relatively recent addition to Kyoto's...More
The vermillion-lacquered Otenmon Gate and Daigoku-den (main hall) are especially beautiful. The gardens are representative of Meiji Period garden design, and have a rich variety of flowers that change with the four seasons.
Heian Shrine, is large shrine, surrounded by beautiful gardens. The shrine itself seemingly popped out of no where after walking through a quiet residential neighbourhood.
There is no admission fee for the shrine, so it is a great place for a casual stroll. During our...More
Kanmu ascended to the throne in 781 as the 50th Emperor of Japan and decided to move the seat of government to this area. The new palace of the Heian Capital was completed for the new year celebration of 796, marking the beginning of Kyoto....More
A good spot to relax, unwind and enjoy the beautiful gardens. Nice place for a leisurely stroll and also close to the Kyoto Handicraft Centre, which is also very interesting. This shrine was built in 1895 to mark the 1,100th anniversary of the founding of...More
Our tour group visited this shrine late in the day. Perhaps that was the reason that it wasn't as crowded as the other shrines we had visited. As shrines go it was pretty typical, however the garden was beautiful. We walked through it, enjoying the...More
The gardens were the focus of our visit, and we were not dissapointed. There is a beautiful pond and gardens, many types of flowers and trees, even the beginning of the bamboo forest. We liked the pond with stone frogs and sitting on the steps...More
This was a nice location for another shrine, but the best part were the beautiful gardens. We were there when the irises and water lilies were blooming and it was quite a site. There were not too many visitors when we went (sorry I don't...More
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.