Kyoto Sights

Hirano Jinja (Hirano Shrine)

  • Miyamoto-cho 1 Map It
  • Kita-ku
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

The gorgeous cherry blossoms at this modest shrine near Kinkaku-ji have been the focus of an annual spring festival since 985. The pale pink petals contrast with vermilion lanterns lining the lanes of the Heian-style complex. The shrine was brought here from Nagaoka, the country's capital after Nara and before Kyoto. The four buildings open for touring date from the 17th century. Installed next to a 400-year-old camphor tree is a huge magnetic boulder from Iwate Prefecture, chosen for the power it is said to contain.

Sight Information


Miyamoto-cho 1, Hirano, Kyoto, 603-8322, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 6–5

Published 12/10/2015


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