Kyoto Sights

Ninna-ji (Ninna Temple)

  • 33 Ouchi Omuro Map It
  • Ukyo-ku
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

Immense images of temple guardians are enclosed on both sides of the massive gate here. With a five-tier pagoda at its center, Ninna-ji has grounds filled with late-blooming cherry trees that attract crowds every May. Emperor Omuro's palace stood on this site in the late 9th century, but the buildings you see today were constructed in the 17th century. The Hon-do (Main Hall), moved here from the Imperial Palace, is the home of the Omura School of Ikebana. A miniature version of Shikoku island's 88-temple pilgrimage wends it way up the mountain behind the complex. The walk takes about an hour. Ninna-ji, a World Heritage Site, is a 10-minute walk west of Ryoan-ji and a 5-minute walk northwest of Myoshin-ji's north gate.

Sight Information


33 Ouchi Omuro, Kyoto, 616-8092, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • ¥500
  • Daily 9–5

Published 12/10/2015


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