Heianjingu Shrine


Heian Jingu Shrine was but built in 1895 to commemorate the 1,100th anniversary of the founding of Heian City.

The shrine keeps the memory of the Emperor Kanmu, who founded the Heian City, along with Emperor Komei, who was the one to start the Meiji Period. 

The shrine was a reproduction of Chodoin which is the official reception of the Emperor’s former palace.

Heian Shrine was designed in 5/8th scale of Chodoin; therefore, it is possible to experience when Kyoto was a capital.

Not only that, but Heian Shrine is also famous for the tangible culture property which is one of the largest Torii gates at 24m tall (a gateway at the entrance to a shrine).

In addition, you can enjoy the Japanese garden which consists of four sections in the four points of the compass.

It represents the Japanese garden in the Meiji Period where you can appreciate the nature of the four seasons.

Furthermore, even weddings and events are held in Heian Shrine from time to time.

Heian Shrine has been loved by many people in Kyoto for a long time.

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