Final Fall Colors

Now that it is December Ninna-ji is operating on winter hours, from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. We close 30 minutes earlier than usual so be sure to give yourself plenty of time to see everything before closing!

Here are a few pictures of the fall foliage with some of the beautiful structures here at the temple! There are still some leaves on the trees, but the peak for foliage has passed.

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The next seasonal pictures you can expect to see here are snowy ones!

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Bell Tower

Ninna-ji Bell Tower

The bell tower was built during the 17th century reconstruction of the temple. It features a tiled irimoya (hip-and-gable) roof. The lower portion of the tower is of the hakama-goshi style, named for its likeness to the flared “hakama” skirt worn with traditional Japanese clothing. At many places temple bells are visible, but, as you can see, at Ninna-ji the bell is fully inclosed.