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Toji, Kyoto

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#12 of 347 in Historic Sites in Kyoto
The imposing tiers of Toji, a World Heritage Site and a symbol of Kyoto, rise grandly over its surrounding gardens. The five-tiered temple, first built in 796, belongs to the Shingon sect of Buddhism. With an impressive 54.8 m (179.8 ft) height, this structure remains the tallest wooden temple in Japan. Note that visitors can't actually enter the pagoda, a privilege reserved for only a few special visitors each year. Plan to visit Toji during your Kyoto vacation using our convenient Kyoto trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 16, 2017
    "Kyouougokokuji] I would not I. Do not call themselves without permission. I met you give permissions that allow linkback. But I know where can we get permission.
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  • August 11, 2017
    The hot July Kobo market day, I walk from Kyoto station. It took me about 10-15 minutes. Slowly saw Hall and Auditorium. Lots of Buddha's handsome I like beautiful. Wonderful five-storied pagoda. Also visit at the time of the special visit. This visit, wanted to nokyo-sho book here. You say a temple at on the cover, I was happy. Kanchi hospital visit, because I bought well, including the kanchi hospital admission ticket. At the beginning of the Kyoto trip.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Walked from the century Plaza Hotel in about 15 minutes I thought pagoda looked from the Shinkansen go sometime, but so. Open the 8:30. And defend the Heian-Kyo CAMA said. It is the head temple of the Shingon Buddhism as a whole. Monthly 21 days Festival of Kobo and Kobo-city has been opened.
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  • July 12, 2017
    So much history and beautiful statues! The tour guides were very helpful. Also there are a few places photos not allowed
  • February 20, 2017
    Absolutely amazing, if you only have a few sites to see in Kyoto, make the To Ji Temple one of them. While I have included a photo that I think captures the best part, that's just one of many amazing things to see there; in addition to the temple, there are beautiful gardens, ponds, breathing architecture, small shrines and more. A must see in Kyoto.
  • April 18, 2017
    Light up for cherry blossom was amazingly beautiful and romantic. A very good place to be at as a couple.
  • April 9, 2017
    Nice beautiful place with lovely cherry blossoms and beautiful architecture. Cheap price to get in as well.
  • March 9, 2017
    This place is a little overhyped but still worth visiting if you have time. The structure is huge and you can see it from a couple miles away. Fun, historic venue to visit.

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