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  Cultural Attractions

The Shinto Heian Shrine was built in 1895 to commemorate the 1100th anniversary of Heian-kyo (Kyoto). Designed as a scaled-down (5/8) replica of the original Imperial Palace, the shrine honors Emperor Kammu who founded Kyoto in 794, and Emperor Komei who was the last Japanese ruler to have his capital at Kyoto. The bright vermilion torii gate of the Heian Shrine is the one of the largest in Japan, and the Shin'en Garden encircling the backside of the shrine is one of the city's most beautiful gardens and a popular place for hanami, particularly for those who prefer pink blossoms.

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Wed
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Thu
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Fri
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About Heian Shrine

 Okazaki Nishitennocho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8341, Japan

 Nearest Transit: Higashiyama (Line: Tozai)

 +81 75-761-0221

 http://www.heianjingu.or.jp

Heian Shrine and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Kiyomizu Temple

Kiyomizu Temple(2.4 km)
The Kiyomizu-dera on Mt Otowa is an 8th century Buddhist temple dedicated to Senju-Kannon.

Anraku-ji

Anraku-ji(1.4 km)
The Anraku-ji Temple presents a breathtaking sight in cherry blossom season and autumn, which are the only times it is accessible to the public.

Chion-in

Chion-in(1.2 km)
Chion-in is the sacred headquarters of the Jodoshu sect founded by priest Honen in 1175.

Eikandō Temple

Eikandō Temple(1.2 km)
The Eikan-do Temple is the headquarters of the Seizan branch of the Jōdoshū Buddhist sect, and features an unusual wooden statue of the Amida Buddha, Mikaeri Amida, that looks to the right rather than facing forward.

Ginkakuji

Ginkakuji(1.8 km)
The Ginkaku-ji Temple, known as the Silver Pavilion, is a 15th century Zen temple with a sand garden, moss garden, and reflecting pond.

Honen-in

Honen-in(1.6 km)
Honen-in is a Jodoshu temple built in 1680 to honor the priest Honen.

Higashi Otani Mausoleum

Higashi Otani Mausoleum(1.7 km)
The Higashi Otani Mausoleum contains the mortal remains of priest Shinran Shonin, the founder of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism.

Hosomi Art Museum

Hosomi Art Museum(1.9 km)
The Hosomi Art Museum showcases Japanese religious art from all periods of history, sourced from local temples and shrines.

4 Heian Shrine Tickets and Tours in Kyoto

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