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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5.04 weeks ago
Thank you for not putting the temple seal behind a ticketed paywall. The temple grounds are expansive and actively used. By chance I was treated to seeing a procession of monks which was an interesting sight.
The signs explaining terminology were super helpful and made the experience that much more meaningful! Great place!
5.03 months ago
This a really cool temple with beautiful gardens that make you feel peaceful. There is set path to walk through. I really liked that some of the rooms had some small furnishings and not just the bare room. There was a room with an informational video so you can see what the grounds look like during other seasons. Reasonable price and totally worth your time to visit.
5.0a month ago
This place is very nice. Worth spending a few ours. Along with temples natural environment is very good.
5.0a month ago
30 minutes by cyicling from our house.we love this temple because it's quiet and not too touristy. last year we came here in Autumn leaves season. I love the buddha statue of the south gate.
4.07 months ago
In Spring, the cherry blossom here is outstanding. If you like the cherry flower, you can check the cherry blossom schedule of this temple in spring and pay the visit ticket. And you won't be regret to come here even if the weather is not good to watch.
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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