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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 75-461-1155
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09:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
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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Peaceful Garden

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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in Kyoto during peak Fall foilage season. We walked through Ninna-ji and it was quiet, uncrowded, and peaceful. Take your time and walk through this beautiful temple. Oh, it's free to walk on the grounds.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Seeing so many temples and gardens in Japan. This one has a big park and we couldn't get into to the temple. Overall it looks beautiful.

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Kyoto, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

“Omuro-Sakura” is special cherry tree. It is can't explain, please to see your eyes in fact. The end of a cherry blossoms season in Kyoto, you can see this beautiful and incredible scene. So sure you feel a happy!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ninnaji is huge, so you have to dig a little and get beyond the pagoda and mon and back into some nice gardens.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ninnaji Temple is one of Kyoto's UNESCO World Heritage sites so I thought I shouldn't miss it and absolutely wasn't disappointed. It was quite a journey to get to this sprawling complex and feels much less crowded than other places I'd been to. The golden, red and orange leaves were spectacular and you can spend quite a bit of time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ninnaji is huge. You walk and walk inside of the temple and see the most beautiful gardens from every window - specially during autumn.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone raves about Kinkakuji or Fushimi Inari, but Ninna-ji is just as amazing! It's a whole complex of temples so you can spend quite a bit of time there. There is also a museum you can pay an extra 300 yen to go into as well (temple entrance fee is 500 yen). There are beautiful zen gardens and lots of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is part of a large precinct. The gate is huge and the Temple is beautiful to look at and really impressive from a height point of view. It was much quieter than the other temples so it's nice for a chilled out visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an absolute time with the rest of the family, this was a great temple . Very serene and loved the trees around it

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