Heian Shrine

Heian Jinja: the Shrine that Celebrates Kyoto

One of the newest Shrines located outside the ancient capital, is Heian Jinja. It was built in 1895 to commemorate 1,100 years of the city. The word heian which means peaceful and tranquil, was used as official name of Kyoto (Heian-Kyo) for about 4 centuries. This Shrine is in the top list among 80,000 Shrines…