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Ninna-ji Temple

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Address: 33 Omuro Ouchi, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8092, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-461-1155
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Ninna-ji is a national tresure and also designated as a world heritage...

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 wrapping up the end of the season in Kyoto - a town with many famous cherry trees.

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Nice temple

Nice temple, very well kept. Outside structure is beautiful, but as always, not much inside. You can sit on the wooden path and relax a bit!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice temple, very well kept. Outside structure is beautiful, but as always, not much inside. You can sit on the wooden path and relax a bit!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

How to get there? Getting to the temple is not that easy (w.r.t the other places in Kyoto). However, you can still make it in less than 45min (public transport). We took a taxi from Kinkakuji to Ninna Ji (2.3km). It costed us around (1200¥). There is a direct bus also from Kinkakuji to Ninna Ji (bus #59). Things to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

This temple is massive with a grand entrance. Part of the temple requires an entry fee of ¥500 but it's definitely worth a visit. Part of this temple has a close resemblance to the garden of Tenryu-ji but we prefer this one as it's not as crowded and has a better backdrop for takin pictures. This place grows many cherry... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

When visiting Kyoto you have a great choice to see temples and shrines but this one is very special and has a nice park around. Not far away you can have Endo-Tempura of the best!

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Kanazawa, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

I was turned down politely because I had my dog with me. However they said if I have had called them before my visit they may have been able to make some arrangements for us. I hope I can visit there next time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

but not enough. because not every day is sunshine. and each shrine or temple has an history. so maybe needs 1000 days to see all.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Very peaceful and well preserved temple. I really enjoyed visiting this temple and spending time exploring it. Do arrive early. We were there during summer, it was really hot!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

The Ninna-ji Temple has been designated as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1994. Completed in 888, the fourth year of the Ninna era, this temple has a wealth of history and was once know as the Omuro Imperial Palace. But most of the buildings have been reconstructed due to wars and fires and the oldest building now dates... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

By chance we stopped by at the Ninnaji as a lot of the tourists aboard the bus we rode got down here. This is a beautiful, well-preserved palace with a beautiful zen garden and vast grounds. Give yourself about three hours exploring the palace and the grounds. Palace entry fee is 400 yen but you get a small discount if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

Quite a complex of building here with lots of openings to different aspects of the gardens. Can be very peaceful. Attractive viewing garden with pagoda in the background. Extensive outer gardens as well.

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