This December, Heian Shrine is working in collaboration with the art collective NAKED to create a bright experience for those wanting to worship at night.
The shrine’s most important properties, including the main shrine, Otenmon Gate, and Japanese garden, will be covered with digital art. There will also be project mapping by the Shobikan and the opportunity to walk down the “corridor of light”, an area that is normally closed off to the public.
You can even participate in Light Hand Wash, an interactive art experience where colorful lights project onto your hands and mouth — cleansing them before visiting the shrine.
Commemorate the experience by purchasing an exclusive NAKED Yoru Mode amulet for ¥800 or a goshuin, a shrine stamp, for ¥500.
Buy tickets in English.
- From Monday to Thursday, tickets costs ¥1,600 in advance and ¥2,000 on the day.
- On Fridays, weekends, holidays, and days before holidays, tickets cost ¥2,000 in advance and ¥2,400 on the day.