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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 #13 of 368 attractions in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is a great place with late blooming species of cherry trees! There were a lot of people, and it's a must since people were catching the tail of the blooming season. The paths were packed with people but you can still clearly see the scenery with cherry trees. Other than the area designated for cherry trees, there are still... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We came to Kyoto for cherry blossom season - but we were late. "Man plans, God laughs." The cherry blossoms came early this year. But - thanks to our taxi driver with local knowledge, we went to Ninna-ji which has a grove of late blooming species of cherry trees that are beyond spectacular, especially with the five story pagoda in... More

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