Ninna-ji (仁和寺, Ninna-ji) is the head temple of the Omuro school of the Shingon Sect of Buddhism. Located in western Kyoto, Japan, it was first founded in AD 888 by Emperor Uda, and was later reconstructed in the 17th century. It is part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Ninna-ji was founded in the early Heian period. In 886, Emperor Kōkō ordered the construction of the Nishiyama Goganji Temple to bless the nation and propagate Buddhist teachings, but he did not live to see its completion. Emperor Uda saw the construction to its completion in 888 and named it "Ninna" after the regnal year of the late Emperor Kōkō's reign. From 888 to 1869 it was traditional for reigning Emperors to send a son to the temple to take over as head priest when a vacancy arose.
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Primo Flood | Feb 26, 2018
Much less touristy and just as good if not better to visit than the golden one.
Erik Wilhelm Gren | Dec 19, 2017
Very nice temple with an amazing tower to gaze at. Would have given 5 stars unless the entire place sadly was under construction whilst I was visiting and made me unable to visit the entire shrine.
David Longpre | Nov 23, 2017
Truly an amazing place to see where you get to walk through the temple. I highly recommend anyone to go here.
Sumesh Nair | Feb 27, 2018
Such a lovely place . Dnt miss this place when you visit Japan
Joyce Tang | Mar 21, 2017
There is a fee of 600 yen per adult to enter the UNESCO heritage listed temple grounds. You'll find there are many lovely buildings to admire within the neatly kept grounds, such as the five storied pagoda and the bell tower. You are only able to view the pagoda and the bell tower from outside however. You'll be given a map of the grounds so you can easily map out how to walk about the temple grounds. The entrance fee will allow you to explore all the grounds and go explore inside the temple (shoes must be taken off).
Patricia Loges | Mar 30, 2018
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.
Peter Wong | Apr 12, 2018
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.
Jon Chen | Apr 4, 2018
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.
Erin Zhao | Apr 3, 2018
The best sightseeing place in Kyoto. Large facilities and beautiful Sakura blossoms, just beautiful and not so crowded either.
Daniel Stancombe | Mar 16, 2018
Great temple grounds to visit that are very peaceful and calming after the others Lovely place to stroll with some beautiful buildings
Kevin An | Jun 1, 2018
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.
Cham TW | Jun 26, 2018
Was there for cherry blossom and it was just awesome as it has unique species of cherry blossom growing in front of the temple
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