Heian-jingu

Overview

Heian-jingu is one of the most important and visually impressive Shinto shrines in Kyoto.

 Heian is the former name of Kyoto.

Heian-jingu is listed as an important cultural property of Japan.

The word “jingu” as in Heian-jingu means the shrine which has a relationship to the imperial family.

 Heian-jingu represents a part of the ancient capital of Kyoto(Heian-kyo).

The shrine’s main buildings are a 5/8 (five-eighths) scale reproduction of the original Imperial Palace from the Heian period.

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