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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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33 Omuro Ouchi, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8092, Kyoto Prefecture
Northern Kyoto
+81 75-461-1155
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place was really quiet compared to just about every other temple in Kyoto, so that was a definite plus. I though the grounds were lovely. I was there before the sakura had arrived and some of the buildings (inc the Kannon-do) were under renovation,...More

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. Only 500 yen and and only 800 if you want to visit the museum. You can easily spend a couple of hours here.

Thank SnellingsY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cherry Blossom in April was spectacular and the gardens are a very good place to see it at its best. One has to purchase a ticket to access the gardens but it was definitely worth seeing

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just wonder to see the beauty of cherry blossoms at Ninna-Ji temple. Very nice place to enjoy cherry blossoms in the month of April. Convenient place to go by bus. Just remember that you have to buy a ticket to enter into the garden.

Thank Maruf_Haque_Khan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was really impressed. The palace was lovely and it had some really nice Japanese gardens. it is surprisingly big inside, and there is quite a bit of information to read along the way. In the other grounds there is an impressive 5 storey pagoda.

Thank shreevie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We schedule our trip during the cherry blossom season and this was a great place to see some. So beautiful especially the grounds. Lots of photo ops. All I can say is enjoy.

Thank mscanastra
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple was much quieter than it's close friends like Kinkakuji so the little wooden walkways, looking at the pretty gardens is much nicer than many others. Thankfully, there was a little heater set up and we stood there for a while, drying our wet...More

Thank NeonVenables
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our third visit to Kyoto but our first visit to Ninna-ji. It is easily accessible by train on the Keifuku Randen Kitano line. It has a beautiful 5 level pagoda and a special late blooming variey of cherry blssom called Omuro Sakura. A...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This for me is actually one of the hidden gems of Kyoto, it doesn't tend to appear at the top of most peoples itinerates, and most people probably haven't even heard of it! But this temple, about a 20minute walk from Kinkaku-ji, has everything you...More

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We came upon this temple while exploring the area, it is lovely especially since the cherry blossoms are blooming

Thank OverjoyedK
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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Lauren W
Can you go inside the pagoda?
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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Hi, where can I book my stay at the temple?
28 July 2016|
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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Quanto tempo ci vuole per visitarlo? How long does it take to visit it?
18 February 2015|
Response from 淳信 池 | Property representative |
It takes approximately 60 minutes to see the entire temple grounds. You can enter the grounds free of charge, but please note that some of the buildings require an admission fee. 
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