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Ninna - ji Temple

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Ninna - ji Temple was a monsekijiin temple established in 888 as a chokuganji Temple (temples established by direct orders from Emperor) by Emperor Uda. At the present temple are buildings dating from the 17th to 19th centuries. Known as "Omurogosho," quarters for an imperial priest since the time of Emperor Uda, Niomon Gate (an Important Cultural Property) was built by Tokugawa Iemitsu. Niomon is one of the Three Great Gates of Kyoto. Also contained within the precincts are Kondo Hall (a National Treasure) and a five-tiered pagoda (an Important Cultural Property). The Private Palace (Goten), consisting of the Main Priest's Residence (Honbo), Shinden Palace, Koku Library (Kokushoin) and Haku Library (Hakushoin), with their palatial architecture, are imbued with the fragrance of Heian Dynasty culture.


Address :
33 O-uchi, Omuro, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City
Telephone :
075-461-1155
Access :
Kyoto City Bus to "Omuroninnaji"
Open :
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fee :
General 500 yen (Goten only) Junior High School Students, Elementary School Students 300 yen

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