Heian-jingu Shrine

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Japanese script: 平安神宮
Area: Kyoto
Address: 97 Okazaki Nishitennocho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8341, Japan [map]
Phone: 075-761-0221 075-761-0221
Access: 0.8 km from Higashiyama Station Tōzai Line (T10)
1.0 km from Jingū-Marutamachi Station Keihan Main Line (KH41)
1.1 km from Sanjō Keihan Station Tōzai Line (T11)
Hours: 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Website: http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/spot/...

The shrine is a 5/8 scale reproduction of the palace of the Heian period – the period beginning when Japan’s imperial capital was moved from Nara to Kyoto (then known as Heian-kyo) by Emperor Kanmu in the year 794.