Ninwa Ji Temple, where the cherry blossoms are more than the usual cherry blossoms in the evening, can be said to be the last "flower see" in Kyoto. When more than 200 cherry blossoms in Ninwa Ji Temple began to fall with snow, the cherry blossom season this year is really over. The cherry blossom sea here is like the splendid scene in your dream, strolling along the walkway between the "Royal House", it is a completely different feeling from the general cherry forest, as if it were a flower, surrounded by the sea of flowers. The towering five-heavy tower stands above the sea of flowers, classical and solemn.
Ninwa Temple was founded in 888 and is the head mountain of the Shingon sect of the Omuro school. The temple has a five-storied pagoda and two king gates built in the Edo period. The Omuro Sakura that was planted at that time bloomed every year in mid-April, and it matched the building beautifully. There are also many maple trees planted in the temple, and it is also a place to appreciate red maple in late November. It is now recognized as a world cultural heritage. Address: 33 Omuro Ouchi, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture Opening hours: 9:00-16:30 (March-November) 9:00-16:00 (December-February)
[World Cultural Heritage·Kyoto·Ninwa Temple] In 886, the construction of Ninwa Temple was started by the order of Emperor Guangxiao. It was completed in 888 and was named after the era. Emperor Uta and princes of various generations of law became a monk here, and this place gradually became a royal imperial temple. Many princes and princes settled here. Therefore, Ninwa Temple is also called "Omuro Palace", and its cherry blossoms are also called correspondingly. There are more than 200 "Omuro Sakura" in Ninhe Temple, making Ninhe Temple one of the top ten cherry blossom viewing spots in Kyoto. Later, Ninwa Temple was burnt down in the Onin Rebellion caused by the guardian daimyo such as Hosokawa Katsumoto and Yamana Mochito. The luck of the temple fell. It was not until the Edo period that it was completely rebuilt by Tokugawa Iemitsu. It was completed in the third year of Masaho. The Shichenden and Cheongnyangden in the Kyoto Imperial Palace were built to Ninwa Temple, which became the existing Golden Hall and Mikage Hall, and the five-storied pagoda was rebuilt. Iemitsu Tokugawa also donated the Erwangmen, etc., and Renhe Temple finally restored its old view.
Gorgeous in the autumn, gardens are beautiful!
This place has more walking than most but it is certainly well worth the visit. The gardens are lovely and it is a perfect spot for great pictures of you and your traveling companions.
This temple complex is a relatively short walk from Ryoanji. It does have some nice Japanese style architecture, but there did not seem to be anything that really stood out when compared to everything else one could find in Kyoto.
It's a standard, decently nice temple complex. Really though, unless it is the one or two weeks of cherry blossom season (slightly later here than elsewhere due to a different species of tree) this is an undifferentiated, unspectacular site compared to those around it. Of course, being a temple in Kyoto, it would garner 3 or 4 stars anywhere else.
Preston_Dominguez: 33 Omuro Ouchi, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8092, Kyoto Prefecture
Jeremy_Dodson: I recommended Kinkaku-ji,Ryoanji,The Kitano Tenmangu Shrine,Ninna-ji Temple,Hirano Shrine