Heian Shrine平安神宫

As a famous cultural property in the time-honored city, Kyoto, Heian Shrine owns one of the biggest torii gates in Japan. Half of the 300 cherry blossom trees are weeping cherry, which attract viewers to appreciate both astonishing cherry blossoms and a concert held at the garden just four days a year.

Admission: 600 Yen to the garden and another 2000 Yen for the concert

Number of sakura trees: 300

The age of trees: a few are over 100 years

Variety: Somei Yoshino, Yamazakura and Shidarezakura (Weeping Cherry)

2019/2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Dates at Heian Shrine

Cherry blossom viewing period: late March to mid April

Best time to view in 2019: late March to mid April

Best time to view in 2020 (estimated): April 1 to 14

Light-up:

Cherry blossom festival in 2019: April 4 to 7

How to visit

Access: Take half-an-hour bus from the city’s principal transportation hub, Kyoto Station. Higashiyama Station is less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) away on foot.
Address: 97 Nishitenno-cho, Okazaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
Japanese address: 京都府京都市左京区岡崎西天王町