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Ninna-ji Temple

33 Omuro Ouchi, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 616-8092, Japan
+81 75-461-1155
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Ranked #12 of 373 Attractions in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

You will learn how the Shoguns came to this place - more like a sprawling palace. Your tour guide will explain where meetings are held, and where the ladies would stay. I like the sound the boards make while walking. Pay attention to it. Walk around the Zen garden.

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Cologne
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The place has it all: nice temples, buildings, impressive gates and the five story pagoda as well as a beautiful zen garden. I really enjoyed my stay and felt drawn to meditate there even though that this is usually not among my hobbies.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We arrived late in the afternoon, and there were literally only a handful of people in the whole complex. Being able to walk thru the fantastic Meiji era housing complex in silence - save for the creaking of cedar flooring - and take photos without interruption or other tourists in them made this a real gem of a spot to... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was the last stop we made after visiting Kinkakuji and Ryoanji temples. We came here to see the 5-story temple at no charge.Crowds are reasonable, making it a more pleasant visit. There are active monks living and working on this large property with many structures. They are doing restoration work.

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UK
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This was one of my favourites. Nice, quiet temple and you got to walk around more than in most others.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Imposing entrance ,a long way to the treasure hall but was closed. The unique feature of this temple is the five storey pagoda. It also has some wonderful paintings on the walls on display This too is a world heritage site ,if one wants to visit ,it can be done after kinkakuji,but make Sure you take the bus coz it's... More

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Liked this place because it was significantly less crowded than the other two temples in the area. The go-den was also very pleasant and serene.

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Kamakura Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Ninnaji is a "Real" temple not just a tourist attraction, which makes it more attractive in my book as many UNESCO temples in Kyoto have sold out to mass tourism, to make a buck.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Large temple to walk round with zen garden. A little out the way but worth it if you are also at the golden temple

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Despite the beauty of the nearby Kinkaku-ji with its golden pavilion and the Ryoan-ji with its rock garden, I really couldn't fully enjoy the experience of both these sites due to the number of tour groups that crowded there on that rainy day. So, from Ryoanji, I walked to the nearby Ninna-ji temple. I highly recommend visiting this place since... More

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