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Ninnaji Temple

Ninnaji (仁和寺) is a temple in Kyoto listed as a World Heritage Site. It is the head temple of the Omuro School of the Shingon sect of Buddhism and was founded in 888. As well as its religious hitory and background it is also famous for its locally cultivated, late blooming sakura trees called Omuro Sakura. Mid April is normally a good time to see the cherry blossoms here.

Rising above the Sakura
Rising above the Sakura
Walking up the road to Ninnaji from the station
Walking up the road to Ninnaji from the station
Entering Ninnaji Temple
Entering Ninnaji Temple
A walkway of sakura
A walkway of sakura
Serene
Serene
Hidden in the Sakura
Hidden in the Sakura
The Sakura here were feeling the rain a bit
The Sakura here were feeling the rain a bit
It might have bee raining, but there were lots of people out
It might have bee raining, but there were lots of people out
Sakura falling on the ground
Sakura falling on the ground
One of the smaller structures on the site
One of the smaller structures on the site
The pagoda peeks out above the sakura
The pagoda peeks out above the sakura
Close up of nature
Close up of nature
The umbrellas made the scene look all the more interesting
The umbrellas made the scene look all the more interesting
Rain falling on the Temple roof
Rain falling on the Temple roof
Map of the Ninnaji Temple grounds
Map of the Ninnaji Temple grounds
Waiting for the train
Waiting for the train home

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