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Ninna-ji Temple

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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“story pagoda”(15 reviews)
“cherry blossoms”(25 reviews)
“mid april”(4 reviews)
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 August 12, 2017 via mobile

I love this place. It has a beautiful garden and the staff are friendly (not always the case in temples or Kyoto). They even make a point of saying that photos are ok. I've been a few times and each time the staff have been...More

Thank B D
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Catch the 59 bus and do the Ninna-ji, Rohana-ji and Golden Pavilion together. The busses come every 10 minutes and follow the route of the temples perfectly. You can buy a bus card for a few hundred Yen and hop on and off all day....More

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Reviewed August 3, 2017

There are sveral place you don not have to miss in Japan and Ninna-ji Temple is one of these. Next to other shrins ans temples and easy to get there

Thank PilarAndorra
Reviewed August 2, 2017

Very beautiful. The pagoda on the site is just magnificent. Like all the temples worth will looking at. Hours can be lost here. So if you have others to see keep an eye on the time.

Thank Vivien D
Reviewed June 16, 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 June 2, 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.

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Reviewed May 24, 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

1  Thank Cal_Travel_Lover
Reviewed May 20, 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 May 14, 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 May 3, 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
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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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