Heian Shrine Gardens
Japanese Garden in Okazaki Park, Kyoto
Varies by season
Allow 60 minutes
No regular closing days
Updated 23 May 2020
About Heian Shrine Gardens
Nestled behind the Heian Jingu Shrine, this beautiful Japanese garden is a popular place in cherry-blossom season.
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