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Ninna-ji Temple, Kyoto

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Nestled in the hills northwest of the city sprawl, Ninna-ji Temple represents one of the more historically important sites in Japanese Buddhism, recognized as part of a World Heritage Site. Though the surviving buildings date from the early 1600s, they stand on the site of a temple complex founded in the 9th century. Pay a visit to the wooded grounds and wander among cherry trees and past ponds, taking time to marvel at the swooped rooftops, intricate paneling, and ornate carvings that decorate structures like the head priest's residence and main pagoda. Keep in mind that you'll need to pay separate admission fees for some parts of the temple. With our world travel planner, Kyoto attractions like Ninna-ji Temple can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Bus ticket the day off on the number 26 bus and is in front of ninna-ji Temple. Two 門gai suddenly powerful and. I have a lot of important cultural property building. Treasure Hall, recently painted black lacquer finished only, it seems. It was a shiny beauty. It's the ninna-ji Temple is a monzeki Temple has served as the chief priest royalty. This national treasure Hall was originally kugyo of Momoyama-era Palace that was relocated here in the highly prestigious. In many places within the walk's free, no admission fee.
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  • It is one of the many shrines of Kyoto. As I have said, is less frequented by tourists, so the walk is very nice. The gardens when we were (in autumn) were beautiful yellow and rust colored from the leaves of the trees.
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  • Bought a day of Kyoto bus ¥500, from Kyoto Station bus to Luyuan Temple (the Golden Loft Temple) (ticket ¥400), walk all the way to the temple and Renhe Temple, and then take the car to the North wild days and two cities.
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  • Absolutely beautiful, large facility with beautiful blooming trees during spring. Wasn't especially crowded despite it being mid-day in Kyoto during Sakura-season and free. Hopefully won't turn into an awful tourist trap like so many other formerly religious or spiritual places here.
  • Too bad that we missed the cherry blossom, the temple is pretty big so it's a great place to walk around and just chill, taking some photos. Perfect for family and couples. You need to pay for an admission ticket but I think it's worth it, plus it's not that expensive.
  • The sakura here is amazing. People called is the last cherry blossom. If you miss rest of the Kyoto cherry blossom. You might find it here.
  • The best sightseeing place in Kyoto. Large facilities and beautiful Sakura blossoms, just beautiful and not so crowded either.
  • Great temple grounds to visit that are very peaceful and calming after the others Lovely place to stroll with some beautiful buildings
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