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Ninnaji Temple

  May 1st, 2012

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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