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Address: 33 Omuro Ouchi, Kyoto 616-8092, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-461-1155
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Cherry blossom park was a highlight

We had missed the cherry blossom whilst in Tokyo by a few days so made it our priority to see them whilst we were in Kyoto and this place did not let us down. Admission was 600... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

One of my missions living in Japan is to stop at every temple and shrine I see. I hit them up about 75% of the time depending on pocket change and timing. Ninna-ji, however, is one I made a special trip to. In that regard, I wish I hadn't. There was nothing unique or special about it and I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We had missed the cherry blossom whilst in Tokyo by a few days so made it our priority to see them whilst we were in Kyoto and this place did not let us down. Admission was 600 yen to the garden. My wife was thrilled by all the photos she took and we could have stayed here longer but had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Landscaped exquisitely; a lingering leisurely stroll refreshes the Spirit. Arriving early provides a bit of respite from the throngs of visitors.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Due to the numerous positive reviews and in the interest of type, we decided to go straight to Ninna-Ji after visiting Kinkaku-Ji (bypassing Ryoan-ji). This was possible by taking bus #59 from Kinkaku-Ji straight to Omuro Ninna-ji. Despite the rave recommendations, it is true that Ninna-ji has no focal attraction and I can't recall anything particularly outstanding in Ninna-ji (probably... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We like the Sakura flowers in Ninna-ji Temple the best. The trees were well maintained. The trees were full of big, white and shiny Sakura and you can take photos with them up close.

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Tsukuba, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Ninnaji is an old, large "palace-like" Temple with many structures, since the Emperors used as a villa 1,100 years ago. It is now one of the 17 World Herritage Sites in Kyoto. It has wonderful gardens. In addition, this time I visited this temple for the first time in its best cherry blossom season on April 11. The famous late-blooming... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I enjoyed walking around this temple complex. There is a lot to see and walk around so maybe make sure you have at least an hour to see it? It was gorgeous on a sunny day with the cherry blossom blooming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I was really delighted to visit this place after the over crowded Kinkakuji temple. Not only was the grounds large, the number of visitors here were no where near the crazy large numbers at the Kinkakuji. Again, we were quite fortunate that the late blooming cherry trees here were starting to bloom as the season is some 5 days earlier... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 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

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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