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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4.0a month 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.
4.0a month ago
Beautiful large Buddhist temple, nice gardens, not too overcrowded. It must be amazing during cherry blossom but we unfortunately missed it.
5.05 months ago
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.
4.05 months ago
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.
3.03 months ago
Not bad, not many tourists but definitely a temple i would skip if you dont have more than 5 days in kyoto. It is very similar to other temples unless you are into its history.
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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