Place:33 Ōuchi Omuro, Ukyō-ku, Kyoto
Admission JPY 800
Principal Image: Amida Nyorai (Amitābha)
Founded by: Emperor Uda
Festival: Flower festival (mid March -beginning May)
Flowers: Cherry, Azarea
Overview: Emperor Uda established this temple in 888, and after retiring from his throne, Emperor Uda, became the first Monzeki, or aristocratic priest, of Ninna-ji. From then on until the end of the Edo period, the temple saw a succession of head priests of imperial lineage. The temple is famous for unique cherry variety, Omuro Sakura which are one of the latest blooming cherries in the whole of Kyoto. Thanks to its short trunk, we can enjoy blossom at eye-level.It is part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Official website: https://ninnaji.jp/en/