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Address: 33 Omuro Ouchi, Kyoto 616-8092, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-461-1155
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Nina-Ji Temple

Wonderful trees and gardens, so peaceful you can sit and meditate the afternoon away. The care and love of this temple by the people who look after it is truely a wonderful gift.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Bexley, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Wonderful trees and gardens, so peaceful you can sit and meditate the afternoon away. The care and love of this temple by the people who look after it is truely a wonderful gift.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We were quite amazed by the size and the beauty of the whole complex. Simply loved the old 5 story pagoda and the wooden entry gate. But also the garden is definetely worth a visit, nice and pieceful atmosphere

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Designed by a Buddhist monk, and it tells, the garden surrounding this temple is amazing. Has flower peonies and connects to the bamboo forest garden.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Huge entrance right beside the road welcomes you at Ninnaji. It is beautiful during Sakura season. 500 Yen entry fee for palace garden.

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Minneapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I found the temple and gardens areas very nice. There was neat stuff to see inside the temple (like the screen drawings), a relaxing small waterfall with pond in the small gardens, and tons of beautiful blooming cherry trees in the main gardens. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It was our first temple upon spit arrival in Japan and it had been an extremely beautiful experience. The stillness, the quietness, the respect of the place makes it very special! Thank you!

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Nothing exceptional to be honest. If you have limited time in Kyoto and only want to see a few good temples and shrines, I would give this one a miss.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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

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

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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