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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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Phone Number: +81 754611155
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Loved the gardens, the nature and all the buildings. This is a place where you can put your mind at rest. The grand gate is grand indeed. The floorplanks feel soft and gentle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the gardens, the nature and all the buildings. This is a place where you can put your mind at rest. The grand gate is grand indeed. The floorplanks feel soft and gentle under your feet, making a connection with the whole. Fantastic. We missed the temple itself because we were a bit late but it didn't matter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was beautiful. First of all, amazingly not crowded at all! Three were so many beautiful scene, we took so much time going through everything. We took way too many pictures for sure! They do let you take pictures of inside. It was so peaceful. This was the last temple we visited of our entire visit to Kyoto and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ninna-ji temple is definitely one of our favourite temples! We reached the area easily by bus from Kyoto center and then visited this one after having visited Rokuon-ji (the amazing golden pavilion) and Ryoan-ji temple. It had everything visitors might want to see: green garden (though not so green in the winter), zen garden, a beautiful pagoda, the main shrine,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Commenting first on that part of the complex that charges admission, I'm still in awe of the intelligence, patience, and creativity that gave shape to this space. Gorgeous in every aspect, it's inspiring to view from any position. Everywhere one turns, one is greeted by idyllic fusions of living things with those fashioned by skilled artisans. The remainder of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst not having the gold leafing or extravagance appearance of other temples, this was our favourite. Very tranquil, beautiful gardens surrounding and the high point was the "nightingale floors" They really do sing like a bird. Really gave a glimpse into life in one of these historic houses

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ninna-ji is a can't miss for me. The small palace building with its gardens is beautiful, and the five-story pagoda is just a sight to see. Plus the gate at the entrance is gigantic. I really enjoyed everything about this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I enjoyed walking through the emperor's palace and imagining royalty walking through there. The garden is breathtaking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Ninna-ji temple was the last stop of my family's daily itinerary. We visited the famous Gold Leaf Temple. Then, we stopped the Ryoanji. Finally, we decided to end the day at Ninna-ji. This complex is by far, the best place I have visited in Kyoto. Yes, this is including Kiyo-mizudera, Ginka-Kuji, Yasaka, Nijo, and Kinka-Kuji. The temple itself is well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Walk around wooden structure very well done and interesting. Gardens beautiful and 7 story pagoda out if the way so easy to relax and just enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

i visited lots of shrines throughout Japan and Kyoto i i thought this was the best - so peaceful and somewhere you could lose ourself

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Staying in Northern Kyoto

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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 district now boasts some of its most remote and peaceful hot springs, as well as a few of its best family-run mom-and-pop restaurants. A blend of extremely local at its outskirts, and highly peopled at its tourist centers, Northern Kyoto nonetheless retains a halcyon air in harmony with nature.