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Kyoto, 21 Aug.

Ninna-ji Temple

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Ninna-ji Temple is an impressive temple complex in northern Kyoto, created as a summer retreat for the Imperial Family and founded in 886. It was tradition for a member of the Imperial Family to act as head priest, and this custom lasted until 1867 when the Imperial household moved to Tokyo.

The temple grounds are extensive and contain an elegant five-story pagoda, a huge main gate, beautiful landscaped gardens, teahouses, prayer halls and living quarters. What’s more, the grounds are famous for their late-blooming cherry trees if you happen to miss the blossom in other parts of Kyoto.

Kyoto City Official Travel Guide

Tokyo (Narita) to Ninna-ji Temple, Kyoto

    1. Narita Airport

      8 h 50 min

      From 7,300 yen

    2. Kyoto Station

      10 min

      200 yen

    3. Enmachi Station

      • Walk

      10 min

    4. Ninna-ji Temple

      33 Omuro-dairi, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

      500

    1. Narita Airport

      1 h 40 min

      From 5,700 yen

    2. Kansai International Airport

      1 h 20 min

      2,850 yen

    3. Kyoto Station

      10 min

      200 yen

    4. Enmachi Station

      • Walk

      10 min

    5. Ninna-ji Temple

      33 Omuro-dairi, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

      500

    1. Narita Airport

      1 h 40 min

      From 5,700 yen

    2. Kansai International Airport

      1 h 40 min

      2,550 yen

    3. Kyoto Station

      10 min

      200 yen

    4. Enmachi Station

      • Walk

      10 min

    5. Ninna-ji Temple

      33 Omuro-dairi, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

      500

    1. Narita Airport

      1 h 25 min

      From 8,569 yen

    2. Osaka International Airport (Itami)

      55 min

      1,310 yen

    3. Kyoto Station

      10 min

      200 yen

    4. Enmachi Station

      • Walk

      10 min

    5. Ninna-ji Temple

      33 Omuro-dairi, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

      500

    1. Narita Airport

      1 h 25 min

      From 8,569 yen

    2. Osaka International Airport (Itami)

      12 min

      330 yen

    3. Senri-Chuo Station

      13 min

      320 yen

    4. Shin-Osaka Station

      25 min

      560 yen

    5. Kyoto Station

      10 min

      200 yen

    6. Enmachi Station

      • Walk

      10 min

    7. Ninna-ji Temple

      33 Omuro-dairi, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

      500

All listed travel times and costs are approximate.