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  • Address: Okazakinishi Tenno-cho, Kyoto, Japan
  • Hours: Open daily 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Admission: Grounds: free; Garden: ¥600

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Heian Shrine

No wonder this serene destination was once featured in "Lost in Translation" the Heian Shrine is easily one of Kyoto's most beautiful. Built in 1884 to mark the 1,100th anniversary of the city, and was dedicated to its first and last emporer's, it is an astounding two-thirds scale replica of the Imperial Palace of the Heian period, and is just as beautiful.

On a nice day, a tour through the stunning bridge and onto any one of its four majestic gardens will relax any weary traveler. Whether it is through the iris,  filled pond of the Nishi Shin'en, writing a haiku next to one of the radiating weeping cherry trees of the Heian-style Minami Shin'en, or just taking a leisurely stroll through the magnificence of the stone pillars in the Naka Shin'en, your visit to the Shrine's gardens is a sight that will not be soon forgotten.

Practical Info

The Heian Shrine is quite easily reached through public transportation from Kyoto station, by taking either buses number 5 or 100. Another method is to travel via subway to the Shrine's nearest station, Higashiyama Station, on the Tozai Line, a mere 10 minutes away.

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Kyoto Day Tour of Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle and Sanjusangendo from Osaka, Osaka, null
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Kyoto Day Tour of Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle and Sanjusangendo from Osaka

4 star rating: Recommended 468 Reviews

Tour Kyoto’s famous landmarks all in one day, traveling by rail from Osaka! Visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites in the former royal capital, including ...  Read more

Location: Osaka, Japan
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $162.69
Kyoto Afternoon Tour to Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo Hall and Kiyomizu Temple from Osaka, Osaka, Day ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Kyoto Afternoon Tour to Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo Hall and Kiyomizu Temple from Osaka

4 star rating: Recommended 36 Reviews

Travel round-trip by rail to Kyoto and visit key cultural landmarks in the former capital. View the splendid gardens of Heian Shrine, see 1,000-armed statues ...  Read more

Location: Osaka, Japan
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $86.90
Kyoto World Heritage Hop-On Hop-Off Loop Bus, Kyoto, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Kyoto World Heritage Hop-On Hop-Off Loop Bus

4 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

The best bus system for exploring Kyoto. K'LOOP (Kyoto World Heritage Loop Bus) allows you the freedom to enjoy the World Heritage sites and other important ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Flexible

From USD $23.24
Kimono and Yukata Experience in Kyoto, Kyoto, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Kimono and Yukata Experience in Kyoto

During this experience, you can rent and get dressed in a kimono or yukata (during the summer) in the Gion District of Kyoto. Then have the chance to walk ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Flexible

From USD $30.32
Kyoto Full-Day Sightseeing Tour including Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto, Cultural Tours
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Kyoto Full-Day Sightseeing Tour including Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4640 Reviews

Discover tranquil temples, Imperial palaces and ancient shrines on this 9-hour full-day Kyoto sightseeing tour. Explore top city attractions such as Nijo ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $133.39
Kyoto Afternoon Tour: Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo, Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Kyoto Afternoon Tour: Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo, Kiyomizu Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 620 Reviews

Immerse yourself in the beauty and history of Kyoto on an afternoon guided tour through the former capitol’s vibrant shrines and temples. Admire the alluring ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.62
Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo, Tokyo, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2940 Reviews

If you want to see the highlights of beautiful Kyoto but have limited time, zip there and back by bullet train (Shinkansen) on this full-day tour from Tokyo. ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $418.35
Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour, Kyoto, Rail Tours
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Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 837 Reviews

Grab your bike and get set to explore Kyoto from the ground up. On this small-group bike tour, you’ll unearth the real Kyoto while cycling the narrow lanes and ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 to 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.95
Kyoto Rickshaw Tour, Kyoto, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Kyoto Rickshaw Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 162 Reviews

Step into an authentic Japanese rickshaw for the ride of a lifetime, through some of the most scenic and historic districts in Kyoto, Japan. You have the ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Varies

From USD $45.47
Gion Walking Tour in Traditional Kimono, Kyoto, Custom Private Tours
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Gion Walking Tour in Traditional Kimono

Walk around Kyoto’s historic geisha district, Gion, in a kimono during this 4-hour experience. Immerse yourself in Kyoto’s traditional culture. ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $148.55

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