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This shrine was constructed in 1895 to celebrate Kyoto's establishment as Japan's capital 1,100 years ago. The symbols of Heian Shrine are the structures here painted in gorgeous crimson, like the Daigokuden (Imperial grand temple hall) and the Otorii (grand shine gate). You can also find a shrine garden here that's well-known as a representative Meiji-era Japanese garden. Divided into eastern, western, northern, and southern sections, its seasonal flowers beckon visitors into peace and tranquility.
Okazaki Nishitenno-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
Adults 600 , Child 300
＜Precinct Visiting Hours ＞・All through New Year's Eve until 20:00 New Year's Day・January 2 and 3, 6:00 to 19:30・January 4 and 5, 6:00 to 18:30 ・January 6 to February 14, November 1 to December 30, 6:00 to 17:00 ・February 15 to March 14, October 1 to October 31, 6:00 to 17:30 ・March 15 to September 30, 6:00 to 18:00 ＜Shrine Garden Hours＞・November 1 to end of February, 8:30 to 16:30 ・March 1 to March 14, October 1 to October 31, 8:30 to 17:00 ・March 15 to September 30, 8:30 to 17:30
・Precinct Closed October 22 from 12:00 ・Shrine Gardens Closed October 22 from 11:30
The shrine gates are open all night on New Year's Eve until New Year's Day, and every lantern in the shrine precinct is lit.
Catch one of the #100 line city buses from JR Kyoto Station and get off at the “Okazaki Koen - Bijutsukan - Heian Jingumae (Okazaki Park - Art Gallery - Heian Shrine)” stop. It's about a 3-minute walk.
About 30 minutes from JR Kyoto Station.
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