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Heian Shrine, Kyoto: 30 reviews and 66 photos

  The Inner Court at the Heian Shrine
by joiwatani

On our first day in Kyoto, my sisters and I decided to explore the templel that is very close to the main bus stop. First stop? It was the Heian Shrine. We just followed the flow of people going to the shrine. You can't really missed it. This structure was built in 1895 on the occasion of the 1,100th anniversary of the Heian Capital foundation. It is known to be built in dedication to the last Kyoto emperors: Emperor Kammu and Emperor Komei.

The shrine has an inner court where there are more structures to see.

The admission to the temple is free.

We visited the temple in the fall (November 2007) and I heard that the shrine is really beautiful in spring time because of the cherry blossoms. The shrine has a garden with weeping cherry blossoms!

Address: Kyoto, Japan
Phone: +81 75-761-0221

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 10, 2008
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