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Ninna-ji Temple

Address: 33 Omuro Ouchi, Kyoto 616-8092, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-461-1155
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Ranked #8 of 431 Attractions in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Walking along the famed Philosopher's path, there are many temples, and these temples are generally crowded. Now, here is a temple with very few people around, although its just about 15 min detour from the KinkaKuji. The temple is fantastic with huge wooden pagoda like structures. Here one can even find some carvings compared to other temples which hardly have... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

It's 5 minutes from the golden temple and zen temple, so why not? A larger area with the 5 storey pagoda a highlight. I would like to visit here at cherry blossom time as it has a dedicated garden. You can walk about 5 minutes from here to the tiny train/tram network back to the city.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

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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new york city
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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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