Ninna-ji: Old Imperial Palace
Ninna-ji temple is one of my favorite temples in Kyoto; very peaceful and not crowded at all as compared to other well-known temples.There were only a couple of visitors when we went here so we took our time wandering around, staring at stunningly painted walls and appreciating the beautiful gardens.
The moment we got down from the bus we were wondering if we were in the right place because there weren't a lot of people and some of them just passed by and did not enter the temple. Good thing there was google and when we saw Nio-mon gate we know we were in the right path.
|Shinden's North Garden|
|Shinden's South Garden|
The temple was registered on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List as one of the Historic Monuments of ancient Kyoto in 1994.
From Hankyu Saiin Station, take City Bus 26 and get off at Omuro Ninna-ji. The bus stops right in front of the temple.
Opening Hours and Fees:
Opening Hours: 0900H-1700H (until 1630H from December to February)
Website: Ninna-ji Temple