Heian Jingu Shrine

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The imposing and lofty large torii gate (24.4 meters high) leads into the shrine grounds and the main shrine building of the Heian Shrine, brimming with the colorfulness of the Dynasty era. Many people think this shrine is old, but it was actually built in 1895 (Meiji 28) to commemorate 1,100 years since the founding of Heian City. The main shrine building, coated with vibrant vermilion and green, is a 5/8 scale reduction of the reception room in the Heian Palace in Heian City.
The shrine garden complex (pond circuit style walking park / nationally certified scenic park) expanding around the main shrine building consists of four gardens: the East Garden, the Middle Garden, the West Garden, and the South Garden. The entire park area provides lovely colors for each season with cherry blossom trees that droop red flowers in the spring, hanashobu irises, kakitsubata irises, and water lilies that bloom in the early summer, and brilliantly colored autumn leaves.
The garden complex is about 30,000 meters squared (about 10,000 tsubo). 1/4 of that is pond space. The park was constructed little by little in a 20 year period lasting from 1895 to 1916 (Meiji 28 to Taisho 5). It truly is a hand-made park.

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Postal code:606-8341
97 Nishitenno-cho, Okazaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City



Time held/open

6:00 - 18:00 (subject to change for each season)

Regular holidays/closings

Open every day


- Take city bus, get off at "Okazaki Koen Bijutsukan Heian Jingu Mae"
- Take subway to "Toyama Station" on the Tozai Line, walk 10 min.

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