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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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Went to see it on a hunch on my last day of 8 in Kyoto and it turned out to be my favorite temple complex

I had one day left in my 8-day visit to Kyoto and Ninna-Ji received a short write-up in my travel guide, but a bus right near my ryokan went virtually to the door and I kind of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
New York area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I had one day left in my 8-day visit to Kyoto and Ninna-Ji received a short write-up in my travel guide, but a bus right near my ryokan went virtually to the door and I kind of decided on the basis to head there for the morning before going to the once-a-month flea market in the afternoon. I wound up... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

they placed us in a corner bec we opted not to include the theater with dinner..bad PR and CS. the guest relations outside will be good in sales talk but once inside you are just given a peak of something exciting. food is nothing special, just some tweak like small stick like bread shaped into ninja spikes. food is slow.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Awesome Temple, spent over 2 hours there. The audio was well worth it. Not many of the signage in English.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Really enjoyed being able to walk inside the buildings and particularly on some tatami mat at the entrance. The grounds are spacious and the pagoda and main gate are impressive structures. Less busy than other temples we visited that day which made for a quite tranquil visit.

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Kyoto, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The whole temple is made without any nails(according to my Kyoto guides!) The low wooden roofs reminds every visitor to bow your head in respect whenever you step in. Architecture lovers must see attraction!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

After see so many stunningly beauty and uniquely temples. It made this one kinda ok place to visit but no surprise for me here

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is the castkle to visit when the blossoms are blooming in Kyoto. they are open in the evening and the trees are really spectacular. Also in the day time try and visit to experience one of my favorite reminders of the Shogunate times. The Nightingale floors are amazing examples of craftmanship

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Very nice and clean ground but not much to see there. Walk around inside temple..many rooms where a show guns stayed and played but nothing memorable. I would skip this temple.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Peaceful and tranquil, Japan often surprises me and I found myself quietly sitting in this temple for a lot longer than I ever thought I would - perhaps the meditation vibe rubbed off on me!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

One of the top ten things to do in Kyoto. Lots of history. Some of the buildings are under renovation and the crowds are very large but it's still worth seeing.

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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 district now boasts some of its most remote and peaceful hot springs, as well as a few of its best family-run mom-and-pop restaurants. A blend of extremely local at its outskirts, and highly peopled at its tourist centers, Northern Kyoto nonetheless retains a halcyon air in harmony with nature.