About Ninnaji Temple
Ninna Temple is a temple of the Shingon Omuro head, which is located in the Arashiyama Railway Kitano line Omuroninnaji station. The founder is Emperor Uda. It is registered as a world heritage as a cultural asset of ancient Kyoto. Ninna temple was a temple associated with imperial household and was also called Omuro Imperial Palace.
It is a temple with many places of interest such as the Nio gate of the two Vajradhara who will welcome the worshipers, and the five-storied pagoda to stay in the back, and the building group is called the-Palace.
Ninna Temple is also famous for its cherry blossoms and has a garden called Omuro Sakura. Omuro cherry blossoms are late compared to other cherry blossoms in Kyoto City, in the year that you have missed cherry blossoms during the cherry blossom season, you can go watching the cherry blossoms of late. In Ninna, the Mitsuba azaleas that bloom pink flowers at the same time as Omuro cherry blossoms will also be in full bloom, so you can enjoy them with cherry blossoms. There are a lot of people who came to photograph the flower on this day, too.
This time, I also went there in the morning of April 4, aiming at the bloom time of the Omuro cherry blossoms. The spring of this year was so warm that the cherry blossoms were early in the season. I also visited the palace, which is quite a splendid building. There is a pond-style North garden with a pagoda, and a south garden of Karesansui, which is very impressive. Many worshippers stopped their legs and were relaxing while admiring the garden.
Ninna temple is usually free to enter the precincts, but at the time of flowering of omuro cherry blossoms, admission to the precincts will be charged.
Ninna Temple photos
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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada
33 Omuro-Ouchi, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Reihokan (limited time only)
Special Entry to the Temple
|Usual viewing season||
|Parking lot||For 12 buses 1,000 yen
100 units for your own car 500 yen
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