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Ninna-ji Temple

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Address: 33 Omuro Ouchi, Kyoto 616-8092, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-461-1155
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Beautiful gardens

We took the train to this temple. It was a beautiful temple that had a different styled vibe to it. I personally loved the garden as it showcased a huge variety of plants. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We took the train to this temple. It was a beautiful temple that had a different styled vibe to it. I personally loved the garden as it showcased a huge variety of plants. The streams and small lakes made it especially worth the trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Of all the temples I have visited here in Kyoto this is my favorite. Much less crowded and touristy than the others with a huge area to explore. The Gardens and water features in the back or stunning especially with all the beautiful buildings around

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Ninna-ji is probably less visited temples than other popular ones such as Kinkakuji or Ginkakuji, yet, I believe, this is the most Kyoto like temple with over 1,100 years of hisotry. The view of the garden with pond and five story temple behind is so spectacular than I did not have any words at all as I wondered through Ninnaji.... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

It was the 3rd temple on the row that we visited. Very well maintained and the Pagoda is impressive. Don't miss

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olten, switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Unfortunately we only had about 20 minutes to see this. Like I wrote in my other reviews, you can visit this temple if you are visiting the Kinkakuji Temple (the Golden Temple). Basically you can walk downhill from the Golden Temple to Ryoanji and then to Ninna-ji. It's about a 20 min walk in between each. You can also bus... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Ninna-ji Temple (仁和寺) is located northwest of Kyoto station, about 9 km (5.6 mi) by car. Ninna-ji Temple is one of the more well-known temples and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The original temple began its construction under Emperor Kōkō (光孝天皇, 58th emperor of Japan) south of the Mt. Ouchiyama (大內山) in 886 of the early Heian... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Beautiful huge grounds that would be absolutely beautiful when the flowers were out. A bit stark in winter, but still beautiful. Easy to get to by bus and easy to walk from one temple to the next and then get a bus at the last one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Worth getting to -- much more interesting to us than Ryoan-Ji. Cab is the best mode of travel if you can afford it.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This temple has amazing rock gardens with the capacity to silence visitors by the absolute calm they convey. There are also some beautiful old and quite new zen paintings - all worth seeing. This is the temple to which Ryoanji belongs and you should do them both at the same time. The rest of the temple is not that special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

wonderful walking tour - lovely inside of temple where shogun met daimyo - local lords. lovely grassy and pool areas to walk about. lovely Sept warm sunny weather two weeks

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