Area Guide
An enormous 24-meter tall shrine gate!

Okazaki & Heian Shrine

This area is centered on Heian Shrine, founded in 1895, and there are many places perfect for sightseeing within walking distance.
In addition to the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art and the Hosomi Museum, there are many …moreother places worth seeing, including Kyoto Municipal Zoo, the second oldest zoo in Japan; Tsutaya Books, a combination cafe and bookstore; and the Rohm Theater, which reopened in January of 2016 after renovations. The area also many comfortable cafes, both long-established and newly-opened. The seasonal scenery of the riverside seen through the windows is particularly appealing.
Whether you prefer appreciating art or having a picnic, you can enjoy spending your time anyway you like.
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