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Ninna-ji Temple

Address: 33 Omuro Ouchi, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 616-8092, Japan
Phone Number: +81 75-461-1155
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Ranked #11 of 396 Attractions in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 NEW

The three most important things in business are location, location, and location. Perhaps the same is true for attractions. Probably not a good idea if your first-rate art museum is across the street from the Louvre, or your very historic sports complex is in the shadow of the Colosseum. Poor Ninna-ji! It's at the bottom of the hill. The two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This was a great find. The place was virtually empty, and we enjoyed immersing ourselves in what we believe a real temple ambiance should be: quiet, serene, and peaceful. The grounds are beautiful, and the panels inside are detailed and lovely. The five story pagoda is a great photo shot, and plenty of opportunities to take great photos with no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The temple provides some beautiful gardens. It will be very beautiful in April because of the cherry Blossoms. It is quiet and awesome.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Visited in October 2014, a 15minute walk from rinkakuji temple. The five storey pagoda is really good. If time permits, not to be missed

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Large front gate with a large Nio guardian figure made of wood greet you first. Inside the gates are a number of buildings including the 5 story pagoda. The site is near the mountain so the gardens are interesting as well.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Kinkaku-ji is fantastic. Yet this is the place in Kyoto where I have felt it best. I came back to this temple on my last morning before hopping on the train as I wanted to leave Japan with this temple in mind. The ground is nice and contains many temples and a pagoda but the best for me is the... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The first tip is to take the 10 minute walk between Ryoan-ji and Ninna-ji temple.The scenary is very pleasing and the bonus are quaint cafes enroute.Ninna-ji temple is a World Heritage and can be done together with Kinkakuji and Ryoan-ji temple on the Kyoto Kinukake-no-Michi road in North Kyoto.The entry to the temple is free.You walk through gates and across... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Transport: bus 59,26 or 10 to Omura-Ninna-ji stop. Open 9am -5Pm. Grounds are free. Admission for Goten(Palace & garden) 500 yen. Site: this temple complex, not far from the popular Kinkaku -ji, has spectacular architecture, painted screens and gardens. Add in a 5 -story pagoda. The palace hall, Goten, was once an imperial palace, so you can easily visit an... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This attraction was a bit farther and it is bigger that the other temples. There is a huge door and a tall pagoda inside totally worth seeing. We took a stroll in the peaceful garden, it was not crowded which allowed us to take all the pictures we wanted. I really liked it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I still do not understand why so few tourists venture to Ninna-ji. I fell in love with the place on my first visit almost ten years back, and I have been back every time I come to Kyoto, bringing friends and family along. Ninna-ji is just West of Ryoan-ji, and can be accessed by bus or on foot from there.... More 

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