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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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  • Average7%
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“story pagoda” (16 reviews)
“cherry blossoms” (21 reviews)
“bell tower” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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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+81 75-461-1155
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"story pagoda"
in 16 reviews
"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"
in 6 reviews
"whole complex"
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"world heritage"
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"full bloom"
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"take your time"
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"admission fee"
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"walk around"
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"under renovation"
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"rock garden"
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Reviewed yesterday

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple has free entry to the grounds (there's a fee if you want to go into the temple area) and free bike parking outside. We came before lunchtime and there weren't too many people there. There was a grand pathway that we walked up...More

Thank JonHSydney
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Cherry trees garden is amazing. Any other spot in the city is at shame if compared o Ninna-ji garden. A place to come for Sakura.

Thank DavideHongKong_China
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

This is another huge and very beautiful temple in Kyoto, a World Heritage Site. There are a lot of late blooming cherry trees there. The best time to visit and see the cherry blossoms at this temple is mid April. Suggest you prepare enough time...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2018

I visited this temple of the day I visited Kinkaku-ji temple. The gardens are beautiful, and were especially so since we went in full bloom cherry blossom season. Worth a stop.

Thank Amy B
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

If you dont mind the long walk around and not wearing your shoes for a long period. this is a interesting tour. Certainly one of the main attractions of the area.

Thank Dennis O
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We visited here after going to Golden Temple ( which was extremely crowded ) . An enjoyable visit , will go when we go on our 4th. stay in Kyoto .

Thank setsucollis
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

There are so many temples in Kyoto, unfortunately with only 3 days it’s impossible to see them all. I tried to pick ones that had the most unique features. This one had the five story pagoda. I really wanted to see one. It’s beautiful. The...More

Thank efustok
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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
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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
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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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