Walk in Heian Shrine – Kyoto, Japan
Heian Shrine (平安神宮) is a Shinto shrine located in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Japan. The Shrine is ranked as a Beppyo Jinja (別表神社) (the top rank for shrines) by the Association of Shinto Shrines. It is listed as an important cultural property of Japan.
It was built in 1895 for the 1,100th anniversary of the relocation of the capital city to Heiankyo. It was one of several former names for the city now known as Kyoto. Heiankyo was the official capital of Japan for over one thousand years, from 794 to 1868.
The temple enshrines Japan’s 50th Emperor Kanmu, who was the Emperor, when Heiankyo became the capital. In 1940, Emperor Komei was added to the list of dedication.