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Ninna-ji Temple

33 Omuro Ouchi, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8092, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-461-1155
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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 wrapping up the end of the season in Kyoto - a town with many famous cherry trees.
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“story pagoda” (16 reviews)
“cherry blossoms” (24 reviews)
“bell tower” (3 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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33 Omuro Ouchi, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8092, Kyoto Prefecture
Northern Kyoto
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"story pagoda"
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"cherry blossoms"
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"bell tower"
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"mid april"
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"golden pavilion"
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"beautiful zen garden"
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"world heritage"
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"walk around"
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"under renovation"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of my favorite temples when visiting Kyoto. I 100% recommend to pay the fee to enter and not just viewing the buildings from the outside. When you enter this temple you feel like traveling in time, it has a magic and peaceful...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple has sprawling grounds and I was fortunate to see a couple of cherry blossoms. Not very touristic but nice nevertheless.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

It is a beautiful place to impress. The people are not crowded, the atmosphere is good, the buildings feel like Japan.

Thank kanokwanjp
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Recommend allowing at least 1.5 hours to visit this temple, its grounds are quite spread out. As you enter, the 5 storey pagoda and cherry trees are straight ahead up the hill, the rock gardens with water feature and beautiful temple buildings to look inside...More

Thank Suzanne P
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

I dont recall much of the temple, but what will stay in memory for long is the endless clusters of cherry blossoms. Since I visited in early April, and several other places the cherry blossoms had falling petals, it was a delight to go to...More

Thank Triflyer
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

The helpful lady at the Tourist Information Center said while the yoshino cherry blossoms in Kyoto are ending, Yamazakura sakura is in peak blooming season. She said Ninna-ji Temple is a good place to view them, so we came here since we were in the...More

Thank Brown_Samantha
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Visited this place in the morning when there is less people. It was pretty since its cherry blossom season. The pagoda is beautiful. The entrance of this temple really stood out for me as it was really pretty in pink.

Thank JustLoveToFly
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majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene
artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the
bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji
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JBs312
11 October 2017|
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Response from 旅好きじいさん | 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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Lauren W
23 January 2017|
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Response from 淳信 池 | Property representative |
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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carosierra
28 July 2016|
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Response from 淳信 池 | 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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