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 A.D. 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 Shiroshoin, 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 autumn. It was registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
|Address||33 Omuro Oouchi, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City, 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.
(Spring April 1st to the fourth of Sunday of May, Autumn October 1st to November 23rd)
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
|Admission fee||Free for precincts
Adults (high school student age and over) 500 yen, elementary school students and junior high school students 300yen
● Reihokan (for limited periods)
Adults 500 yen, junior high/high school students 300 yen, elementary school students and under Free
|Access||Take the Kyoto City bus No. 26 Line from "Kyoto Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 46 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 Mar 30, 2018
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