World Heritage: Ninnaji Temple4.5
This temple was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 as one of historic monuments of ancient Kyoto. This architecture dating from the 9th century has the interior in the style of an imperial palace. The vast grounds are full of late-blooming cherry trees, attracting people for its cherry blossom viewing in later April.
The walkways are covered with pebbles and offer an unobstructed view of the sky. The 'Heart-Cleansing Path', the wide, straight approach from the gate, will give you a breezy, uplifting moment. Among major highlights are the imposing Goeido Hall, a majestic 36m-tall 5-story pagoda, the main hall and a structure housing Kannon (goddess of mercy) images.
PurposeFestivals,elderly,world heritage,family,cherry blossom viewing,shrine/temple,art,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 36.5km) Google Transit
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5.0a month ago
Is esoteric temple has strong ties to the imperial family. It is home to numerous national treasures including the five-story pagoda and the miedo. Visitors will be struck by signs of Indian influence in the architecture and iconography.
4.02 months ago
The lightup event was nice but very simple, just a straight lane from the gate to the temple with some floodlights on some trees, the gates and pagodas for 1000 yen.
It was a nice feeling to be there with almost no other visitors.
5.02 months ago
This temple is one of my most favorite in Kyoto. At first, it has great temple complex. So you must be surprised. Second, you can enjoy to visit this temple by Randen which looks like a tram.
5.06 months ago
Probably, it won’t be the first choice to visit in Kyoto, but i recommend this temple. It’s very unique, especially people who like to hike.
1. There is Five-stories pagoda. You can see in very close and not many people around compared to Toji or Yasaka.
2. There is a big Japanese garden with Sakura
3. There is mini-Shikoku’s 88 sacred place. You can pray(trail) there about few hours. Starting point next to (west side) Ninnaji temple.
4. There is famous hill near the temple. It’s called Narabigaoka(双ヶ丘). To the summit is about 20min, and you can see nice view from the top.
5.0a year ago
Pretty shrine with famous late blooming cherry orchard that's very busy in spring. They cultivate a particular breed of cherry tree that blooms later than others so if you're visiting in Spring and miss the first wave then this place may well be in peak bloom. As such it can get very busy but its manageable, there are a number of bus stops that service this shrine. A good tip is to walk a little up the bus route so you get on the bus before the shrine stop, this gives you a better chance of getting on the bus. Highly recommended.
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Ninnaji Temple is located in the northern part of Kyoto , about 20 minutes from Kinkakuji Temple, Golden Pavilion, with a beautiful five story pagoda and other old Japanese buildings. It is beautiful with cherry blossoms in spring. Cherr...
Ninnaji Temple is located in the northern part of Kyoto , about 20 minutes from Kinkakuji Temple, Golden Pavilion, with a beautiful five story pagoda and other old Japanese buildings. It is beautiful with cherry blossoms in spring. Cherry blossoms here come out later than other places in Kyoto . When you miss them, why not visit this temple. You may enjoy beautiful blossoms.Read moreClose