Noted for its scarlet tori gates, Heian Shrine remains one of the most important Shinto sites in Kyoto. Built in 1895 to celebrate the city’s 1,100th anniversary, and relatively new in comparison to similar religious sites, the shrine was designed to resemble a smaller replica of the original Heian Palace. Step into the complex through the large, vividly colored gate, and explore its picturesque grounds. Roam the courtyards and Chinese-style buildings, or, for a small fee, enter the gardens that encircle a large pond, and stroll along stone paths lined by weeping cherry trees and maples. Add Heian Shrine to your Kyoto travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kyoto online visit planner .
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初詣に平安神宮⛩に行きました。今までに行った記憶がなく、初めてなのが不思議なくらいです。 既に1月も6日になっておりましたので、参拝客もそれ程多くありませんでした。 最寄駅は地下鉄東西線東山駅から徒歩10分とありますが、京阪神宮丸太町から歩いてもそれ程苦ではありません。15分くらいです。 帰りは、神宮丸太町経由で鴨川沿いを散策し、四条通りまで歩きました。 こちらは岡崎公園に隣接しており、大鳥居があ... more »To Heian Jingu Shrine ⛩ on the go. Is the first time a wonder, but went up to now. Many worshippers as it already had been on the 6th January, so there was no. Walking from Jingu-marutamachi station is the nearest train station is 10 minutes ' walk from subway Tozai line Higashiyama station, bitter as it is not. It is about 15 minutes. Stroll along the kamogawa shrine logs via return, we walked to the Shijo-Dori. I think Nice is located in Okazaki Park and shrine is famous for is the precinct site including wider and stayed in the vicinity, and to walk in the morning. Jinja 0/1895 in Heian capital 1100 anniversary of the restored the Heian Palace (Heian Palace), not history. Tourist reception and on-site twelve twelve named Yamamoto noodle warehouse name related to the jidai Matsuri a beautiful souvenir shops and the famous burdock Tempura udon in the vicinity, Kyoto Zoo, so again look at what.
一度は訪れたい、名所です。たまたまこの日は前日の夜雪が積もっていたのですが、雪の日も違った表情に見えるので不思議です。神苑（庭園）含め、四季折々の違った分に雰囲気を楽しめるので、一度行ったらまた違う季節に訪れたい場所です。 more »It is the attractions you want to visit at least once. It is strange so it looks look happens to be the day the night before was covered with snow, snow days are different. Enjoy the atmosphere in different seasons, including planted (gardens), so once also in a different season, is where.
One of the newer shrines in Kyoto. It's nice and large with very spacious grounds. Because of that it's not as overcrowded as many other places. Behind the shrine there's a beautiful large garden with ponds. However, the entrance fee to the gardens is 600 ¥ while the entrance to the shrine is free. But I highly recommend visiting the gardens too.
Beautiful shrine with a large, peaceful garden to walk around in in all seasons. You can also enjoy some simple snacks in the souvenir shop located next to the shrine.
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