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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. You can plan Kyoto trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • It was a spectacular Auditorium of national treasure pagoda and Kondo, important intangible cultural properties, such as thickness. What was new year's Eve, but not too crowded and we could see. In nature and its flow towards the entrance was first realized in the presence of water and was leaving and I saw it, but Keita's Hall under construction. And courtesy will go from the coast, the first nature opening reception will be headed. Or to devise a receptionist position or shall make clear the position of the basin area is environmentally friendly and Nice, I thought.
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  • If you like the market experience try and be in Kyoto on the 21st of the month when the Toji temple market is held. Great food and a mix of bargains and new and old items. We had a great time wanderin...  more »
  • For those of you who are interested in collecting the cultural heritage of the world, this is a natural thing to do, and to go to the tower, which is first seen in Kyoto, is where there is no chance of this.
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  • A series of temples and a pagoda tower. All that packaged together with a small but very pretty garden. There is an 800 yen fee to enter the grounds, but these let you see the pagoda and the the statues in the two buildings. Both which are well worth seeing. The location can easily be reached by the bus from Kyoto station. Overall well worth a visit.
  • Awe inspiring temples and pagoda with beautiful gardens surrounding the area. We loved that it wasn't too packed. The statues inside the temples were amazing. Plenty of guides to take you around too.
  • There's a very tall pagoda (the tallest in Kyoto maybe), and a cute little garden. That's about it. It's not as packed as many other places in the city though, which is nice.
  • When we went there, they were setting up a stage right in front of the temple, so not really seeing the best of it. Otherwise, it’s got a small but nice garden. Gardening wise, it’s not the most impressive compared to other temples in Kyoto. Can have a look if you stay nearby.
  • Not the most beautiful temple in Kyoto. Magnificent pagoda building though. Nearby Kenchi—in is perhaps more serene, and entry to here can bought together so I recommend this.

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Kyoto spoils visitors for choice when it comes to good accommodations, offering everything from traditional ryokans to luxury Western-style hotels. In a city used to receiving foreign travelers, you'll find that most establishments know exactly what to offer tourists and how to help newcomers to the area. To avoid paying premium prices during the cherry blossom season, consider staying in Osaka, located just a 30-minute train ride away. If you must stay in Kyoto itself, keep in mind that centrally located hotels charge more than those in the outer neighborhoods.
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