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Ninna-ji was founded in 888 by Emperor Uda as a summer home for the Imperial Family. It was also known as Omuro Palace. It is currently the head temple of Omuro school of Shingon Sect of Buddhism. The temple occupies an area of 90,000 square-meter, which encompasses the Golden Hall (National Treasure of Japan), Nio Gate (Important Cultural Property), and a five-story Pagoda (Important Cultural Property) among others. The Goten of Ninna-ji has an amazing pond, and you can also find traces of the former palace here. The temple is also famous for the shorter Omuro cherry trees which are the latest blooming cherries in the Kyoto region.
33 Omuroouchi, Ukyo, Kyoto, Kyoto
March to November: 9:00 - 17:00 December to February: 9:00 - 16:30
The temple is a World Heritage site with beautiful late blooming cherries.
3 minutes from Omuro-Ninnaji Station on Keifuku Electric Railroad.
40 minutes from Kyoto-Minami IC on Meishin Expressway.
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