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Ninna-ji Temple

33 Omuro Ouchi, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8092, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-461-1155
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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 wrapping up the end of the season in Kyoto - a town with many famous cherry trees.
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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 16 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful temple grounds with many areas to explore. The temple is really nice to walk around and has one of the best gardens and pond areas in all of Kyoto. This is not as famous of a temple as other Kyoto temples so there are...More

Thank dar0898
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Dress comfortable as walking is necessary to see everything on offer. I visited the temple as part of half day tour. Always great with English speaking tour guide and local knowledge/history chats.

Thank hulagirl830
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We combined this visit with a first stop at Kinkaju-ji "Golden Pavillion" and second at Ryoan-ji Temple. One of the few opportunities in Kyoto to see 3 world heritage sites in the same 1/2 day visit. It is an ideal place to visit in the...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2017

This place was really quiet compared to just about every other temple in Kyoto, so that was a definite plus. I though the grounds were lovely. I was there before the sakura had arrived and some of the buildings (inc the Kannon-do) were under renovation,...More

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. Only 500 yen and and only 800 if you want to visit the museum. You can easily spend a couple of hours here.

Thank SnellingsY
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The cherry Blossom in April was spectacular and the gardens are a very good place to see it at its best. One has to purchase a ticket to access the gardens but it was definitely worth seeing

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I just wonder to see the beauty of cherry blossoms at Ninna-Ji temple. Very nice place to enjoy cherry blossoms in the month of April. Convenient place to go by bus. Just remember that you have to buy a ticket to enter into the garden.

Thank Maruf_Haque_Khan
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I was really impressed. The palace was lovely and it had some really nice Japanese gardens. it is surprisingly big inside, and there is quite a bit of information to read along the way. In the other grounds there is an impressive 5 storey pagoda.

Thank shreevie
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We schedule our trip during the cherry blossom season and this was a great place to see some. So beautiful especially the grounds. Lots of photo ops. All I can say is enjoy.

Thank mscanastra
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This temple was much quieter than it's close friends like Kinkakuji so the little wooden walkways, looking at the pretty gardens is much nicer than many others. Thankfully, there was a little heater set up and we stood there for a while, drying our wet...More

Thank NeonVenables
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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Lauren W
22 January 2017|
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Response from 淳信 池 | 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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28 July 2016|
Response from 淳信 池 | 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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