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Ninna-ji Temple, Kyoto

Categories: Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
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. Plan your Ninna-ji Temple visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kyoto using our Kyoto vacation route planner.
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  • Ninna-ji Temple famous for cherry blossoms is one of the "cultural assets of ancient Kyoto" World Heritage site, but by removing the time of cherry blossoms and autumn leaves, free, right now. Environment containing two gates of the compound and five-storied pagoda is national treasure Hall is a privately can be visited free of charge. Capital Hall building Palace can be viewed at an additional cost. Sight from here look up to the five-story pagoda, spot is numerous in a Kyoto is like views.
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  • This is a wonderful place to visit when in Kyoto. It shows so much of the culture and history of Japan as well as the tremendous care the locals take in ensuring the protection and upkeep of these bea...  read more »
  • Temple beautiful, don't miss it. We arrived at the end of the walk of the philosopher and were delighted by the sight. Beautiful 5-storey pagoda. There are also few people so the atmosphere is not ruined.
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  • I recommend you to go to the Palace of Omuro, which you can see on the left side after the entrance, rather than Kondo. In the winter, your feet may be slightly cold because of walking in bare foot in the palace.
  • Well worth the price of admission
  • You'll need to pay an entrance fee to see the priest's palace - but it's worth it. The building is gorgeous and the view across the garden is quite stunning. The rest of the temple complex is really nice so make sure you've got enough time to walk around and see all the different things.
  • ゆっくり座って池の鯉を眺めながら雅な気分に浸れます。
  • Some stuff under restauration/construction. Temple/Palace well very beautiful and not so overrun.
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