Ninna-ji Temple

This temple built in 888 by Emperor Uda is also known as Omuro Gosho. It is a World Heritage site and head temple of the Omuro sect of Shingon Buddhism, with a number of Important Cultural Properties on the expansive grounds including the National Treasure main building, five-storied pagoda, Goei-do building and Deva gate. The late blooming “Omuro Sakura” cherry blossom are best seen from mid to late April, and in autumn one can enjoy the beautiful and symbolic Kyoto sight of red and yellow leaves covering the road up to the main temple.

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[Goten Hours] [Mar.--Nov.] 9:00-17:00 (Last entry 16:30) [Dec.--Feb.] 9:00-16:30 (Last entry 16:00) [Reiho Hall] 9:00-16:30
Closed except in spring and autumn (Reihokan)
[Gosho Garden Admission fee] [Adult] 800yen [High school students or less] Free [Reihokan Admission fee] [Adult] 500yen [High school students or less] Free
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English Menu
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Possible (with some steps)
Infant friendly
Yes (varies depending on the visit location)

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  • Lovely temple
    5.0 Reviewed : 2023.04.22
    Plenty of things to do here. If you go in April you may want to go to Omuro Zakura (Cherry Blossoms) as well. I went there on a rainy Tuesday but I still enjoyed it. There werent as many tourists as...
  • Visit the Free Part of the Complex, the Pagoda is Amazing
    4.0 Reviewed : 2021.10.02
    I stopped at Ninna-ji Temple on my way to Kinkakuji. There are two sections to this complex a paid section and free section. I honestly wouldnt recommend paying the ¥500 for the paid portion as the...
  • Nicest temple visit
    5.0 Reviewed : 2020.02.03
    Everybody would be rushing to Kinkakuji Temple down the road, but I have to say this temple was the nicest temple experience we had.This was due to the expansive temple grounds and lack of people...

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