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Heian Shrine, Kyoto

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4.1/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
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. Before you head to Kyoto, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Kyoto vacation route planner, to make sure you see all that Kyoto has to offer, including Heian Shrine.
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  • Never went to the garden (planted) went several times to the Heian shrine, so saw go on the may long weekend. Still drifting into the garden, and calm unlike the obverse of the shrine was out for a walk.
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  • Heian Jingu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located. Torii in front of the main entrance are one of the biggest in Japan. Main building, sâdèn, depicts the Imperial Palace in Kyoto. Be sure to read about this temple in relevant sources before you go, and it will seem just a deserted courtyard with krasnolakovym pagodovym. Entrance is free of charge.
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  • 下午快接近閉園時候去的,人很少。熱門景點強烈建議挑選好時間,不要和旅行團湊熱鬧。朱紅色大門很適合拍照。建議花錢去裏面神苑逛壹下,開花的時候很美。 
  • Dishonourable tea ceremony staff ripping off tourists! Stay away from the tea ceremony along the garden path. They charged us 800 Yen each just to stare at the building. When we asked when the ceremony begins, they said we have to pay double although this is not posted anywhere and others were served at the same pice we paid. We complained to the front gate of the Shrine admission office and they promptly called them. They were obviously running a scam because they gave us an immediate refund without explanation.
  • Nice place but the garden in Feb wasnt that great and over priced when compared to the surrounding sites. Nothing compared to the garden in Kanazawa.
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  • Nice and good for photos. A wide, open space in the middle. For me the best things were the old trees.
  • Was OK. Shrine looks like it has lots of Chinese influence. Garden was not that impressive.
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