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WoWasis visits the Ninna-ji Temple in Kyoto, Japan

Written By: herbrunbridge - Jul• 20•13

Ninna-jiTempleGravel1cThe Ninna-ji Temple was founded in 888 ACE. Also known as the Old Imperal Palace, Ninna-ji is the headquarters of the Omuro School of the Shingon sect of Buddhism.The Omuro School of Flower Arrangement is also housed in the temple. The temple complex is striking, with a number of architecturally arresting buildings, including an imposing pagaoda. A walk around the temple grounds is delightful, and there are comparatively few visitors here.

Room in the Shinden

Room in the Shinden

The Shinden, a three-room building was, to us here at WoWasis, the most memorable part of the Ninna-ji experience. It was built from 1909 to 1914. Its decorative wood is Japanese Cypress, and its rooms are considered to be among of the finest examples of Taisho interiors in Japan. We found them to be breathtaking. Arched wooden ceilings, wonderfully painted panels, and elaborate built-in designs are just several of the elements that make these rooms stunning.

After seeing the Shinden, do tour the rest of the temple complex, consisting of beautiful buildings mostly erected in the 17th century.

33 Ouchi Omuro, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Tel: 075-461-1155
Open 9:00-4:00
Take bus 26 or 59

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