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Ninna-ji Temple

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Ninna-ji is a national tresure and also designated as a world heritage site. From over a thousand years ago, it has a deep co nection to the imperial family. Then, Ninna-ji is one of most famous temple which known for beautiful cherry blossoms, its...more
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33 Omuro Ouchi, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8092, Kyoto Prefecture
Northern Kyoto
+81 75-461-1155
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice visit, lovely and peaceful before 10am. Really enjoyed our visit here. Not sure if it would be so nice at peak tourist times though.

Thank mbetowler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 1 night, amazing food - beautiful and delicious. Slept on mattresses (8 in a room, single sex). Attended morning chanting of monks 6am - given tour and had explanation from head monk. Visited museum after breakfast - very quiet, before the crowds so...More

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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

It is a beautiful place. We went at lunch time, temple was closed but it was a peaceful walk around and enjoyed the area.

Thank Xoan V
Reviewed July 29, 2018

This was a busy place, but the gardens were so lovely. It was well worth it and so historical. Lovely interiors and full of history. A must see place to stop by when you are in Japan!

Thank Donna S
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Ninna-ji temple features many distinctive and beautiful buildings, including the stunning 5-storied pagoda. But the Goten complex has one of the most peaceful and remarkable gardens of any of the temples I've visited in Kyoto, while also featuring exquisite artwork and architecture. Highly recommended.

Thank ncook882
Reviewed June 27, 2018

The temple can be reached by the JR Bus from Kyoto Station to Omura higashi and it is only a short walk to the entrance. Although there is an entrance fee, it is highly recommendable to visit this site - the buildings are very well...More

Thank choerig
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Now this is one of the shrines that you definitely need to see. Its a bit further out from the city centre but easy to reach by bus, or other public transport, so you can make it quick. Also, you can walk in, sit down,...More

Thank Bárány B
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Ninna-ji Temple in Kyoto is a very nice example of a city temple with reasonable grounds. there are some old structures throughout the property.

Thank judyth101
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

We came here by chance after visiting the golden temple. After the crowds of that, this was a delight. We missed the cherry blossoms but the zen garden is lovely and some of the paintings are exquisite. Best of all, it’s quiet and you can...More

Thank FlossieDB
Reviewed May 31, 2018

Of course it is not as shiny as other temples, but its location, the surroundings, the pagoda next to it, makes it an amazing place to visit. The paintings inside are very interesting and it is much less crowded than any other places we visited...More

Thank PJ R
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Northern Kyoto
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
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October 11, 2017|
Response from Navigate809573 | Reviewed this property |
"Kiyomizu - Dera with the stage of wooden architecture standing on a sloping ground" and "Ninnnaji, where the old emperor's house became a temple. Taste is difference between them. I like both of them. Before visit them... More
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January 22, 2017|
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We really sorry, but presently the pagoda is not open to the public to prevent deterioration of the interior walls. However we would like to recommend you see the pagoda from the Ninna-ji Goten as the view of the pagoda... More
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July 28, 2016|
Response from Navigate809632 | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. To make a reservation at Omuro Kaikan Hall, a lodging facility in Ninna-ji Temple, please call us at the number below and tell us : check in/check out dates, estimated check in time, the number... More
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