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Ninnaji Temple

[Ninnaji Temple] has a deep connection with the Imperial Family

It was founded by the 59th Emperor Uda in 888 (Ninna 4) in the early Heian period. After Emperor Uda abdicated, he became a priest and lived at the temple, hence the name 'Omuro Imperial Palace.' It has a deep connection with the imperial family, with members of the imperial family serving as chief priests until the Meiji period.

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Ninna-ji Temple Omurozakura and five-storied pagoda Photo courtesy of Sohonzan Ninna-ji Temple

The temple grounds are lined with buildings erected in the Edo period (1603-1868), including the five-story pagoda and Nioimon gate. The temple is famous for Omuro-zakura, late-blooming cherry blossoms that are at their best from early to mid-April, and the autumn leaves that decorate the majestic five-story pagoda and other structures are exceptionally beautiful. In 1994, the area was registered as a World Heritage site.

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Autumn leaves of Ninna-ji Temple and National Treasure Kondo Photo courtesy of Sohonzan Ninna-ji Temple

[Cherry blossom viewing information]
Best time to visit: Early to mid-April
Hours: Mar-Nov 9:00-17:00, Dec-Feb 9:00-16:00 * Ninna-ji Gosho Garden
Admission: Gosho Garden, 800 yen for adults, free for high school students and younger

[Autumn Foliage Season Information]
Best time to visit: Usually early November to early December
Autumn Special Viewing "Ninna-ji Temple Maple Tree Lighting
Special fall viewing period / Details for this year to be determined (in 2023, the event will be held from October to December)

Ninnaji Temple

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  • 33 Omuro Ouchi, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • A short walk from the bus stop "Omuro Ninnaji"
    5 minutes walk from Randen "Omuro-Ninnaji Station"
  • Tel.075-461-1155
  • 100 parking lots (charged)
  • https://ninnaji.jp/

  • [Normal visit]
    Ninna-ji Imperial Palace Garden Opening hours: March-November 9:00-17:00, December-February 9:00-16:00
    Imperial Palace Garden Admission fee: 800 yen for adults, free for high school students and younger
    Reihokan (Limited time) Admission fee: 500 yen for adults, free for high school students and younger
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.

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