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Kyoto, 11 Dec.

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

All listed travel times and costs are approximate.