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Ninna-ji Temple

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Ninna-ji is a national tresure and also designated as a world heritage site. From over a thousand years ago, it has a deep co nection to the imperial family. Then, Ninna-ji is one of most famous temple which known for beautiful cherry blossoms, its...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
33 Omuro Ouchi, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8092, Kyoto Prefecture
Northern Kyoto
+81 75-461-1155
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

The helpful lady at the Tourist Information Center said while the yoshino cherry blossoms in Kyoto are ending, Yamazakura sakura is in peak blooming season. She said Ninna-ji Temple is a good place to view them, so we came here since we were in the...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Visited this place in the morning when there is less people. It was pretty since its cherry blossom season. The pagoda is beautiful. The entrance of this temple really stood out for me as it was really pretty in pink.

Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed April 14, 2018

This temple has free entry to the grounds (there's a fee if you want to go into the temple area) and free bike parking outside. We came before lunchtime and there weren't too many people there. There was a grand pathway that we walked up...More

Thank bucketlisttravellers
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

The Cherry trees garden is amazing. Any other spot in the city is at shame if compared o Ninna-ji garden. A place to come for Sakura.

Thank DavideHongKong_China
Reviewed February 9, 2018

This is another huge and very beautiful temple in Kyoto, a World Heritage Site. There are a lot of late blooming cherry trees there. The best time to visit and see the cherry blossoms at this temple is mid April. Suggest you prepare enough time...More

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Reviewed January 31, 2018

I visited this temple of the day I visited Kinkaku-ji temple. The gardens are beautiful, and were especially so since we went in full bloom cherry blossom season. Worth a stop.

Thank Amy B
Reviewed January 21, 2018

If you dont mind the long walk around and not wearing your shoes for a long period. this is a interesting tour. Certainly one of the main attractions of the area.

Thank Dennis O
Reviewed January 1, 2018

We visited here after going to Golden Temple ( which was extremely crowded ) . An enjoyable visit , will go when we go on our 4th. stay in Kyoto .

Thank setsucollis
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

There are so many temples in Kyoto, unfortunately with only 3 days it’s impossible to see them all. I tried to pick ones that had the most unique features. This one had the five story pagoda. I really wanted to see one. It’s beautiful. The...More

Thank efustok
Reviewed December 14, 2017

It is a beautiful temple during the autumn season and they recently held a taiko event and opened the doors of the Buddha in the storied pagoda which is one of the best experiences I have every witnessed as the taiko was played while facing...More

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Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the
leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil
residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's
most gorgeous architectural gems, including the
majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene
artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the
bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji
Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the
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October 11, 2017|
Response from Navigate809573 | Reviewed this property |
"Kiyomizu - Dera with the stage of wooden architecture standing on a sloping ground" and "Ninnnaji, where the old emperor's house became a temple. Taste is difference between them. I like both of them. Before visit them... More
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January 22, 2017|
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Response from Navigate809632 | Property representative |
We really sorry, but presently the pagoda is not open to the public to prevent deterioration of the interior walls. However we would like to recommend you see the pagoda from the Ninna-ji Goten as the view of the pagoda... More
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July 28, 2016|
Response from Navigate809632 | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. To make a reservation at Omuro Kaikan Hall, a lodging facility in Ninna-ji Temple, please call us at the number below and tell us : check in/check out dates, estimated check in time, the number... More
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