2. View the sights of Kyoto
  3. Heian-jingu



Heian-jingu Shrine was constructed in 1895, to celebrate the 1100th anniversary of establishing the ancient capital of Japan, and to revive Kyoto city. Many buildings in it are replicas of the Imperial Palace of the 8th and 9th centuries. After the Meiji restoration, the entire city was ruined because of many fights and the capital of Japan moved to Tokyo from Kyoto. This made the citizens of Kyoto so depressed. Then, they worked on many projects to revive the city. One of the projects was the national industrial exhibition, where Heian-jingu Shrine was used as a pavilion.