A famous temple with a graceful building that has been inherited by the imperial offspring for generations
Also called the Omurogosho, Ninna-ji was established by Emperor Uda in 888 AD and later became a monseki-jiin, a high-class temple which is governed by the imperial family. The main hall, where the Amida Sanzon-zo is located, is the Shishinden brought from Kyoto Gosho. The graceful architecuture is a national treasure. The Goten located where Emperor Uda used to reside was reconstructed from the Meiji period to Taisho period. The elegant buildings of Hakushoin, Shinden and Kuroshoin standing next to each other is fabulous. People have cherished the late-flowering "Omuro-sakura" cherry blossoms which bloom in mid-April since the Edo period. Reihokan is open to public in spring and fall. It was registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
|Address||33 Omuro Oouchi, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto|
|Hours||9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closes at 4:30 p.m. from December to February)
* Last admission is 30 minutes before the closing time.
|Admission fee||Free for precincts, Goten 500 yen, Reihokan 500yen (for limited periods)|
|Access||Take the Kyoto City bus bound for Omuro Ninnaji / Yamagoe from "Kyoto Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 40 minutes, alight at "Omuro Ninnaji".
* Travel time by bus is only an estimate. The bus may be delayed or be suspended according to traffic conditions, etc.
updated on Jan 9, 2015
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