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Toji, Kyoto
(4.4/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
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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  • You can visit the twilight Hall grounds were lit up at night is nice, but is 11-fun. -5 Buddha statue 5-5 Ming dynasty statue, statue, and Brahma Taishakuten. You can visit with three-dimensional mandala 21 Buddhist statues, illuminated at night, please go to the.
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  • This is because the premises are spacious, 5重no塔, large number of Buddhist statues, which slowly and its worth.
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  • Is too famous world heritage site, but right now, I have not seen. Treasure goeido covered with scaffolding for repair, it is a sight to see. I think is a rare opportunity to know how to fix national treasures, so changing the point of view of sights.
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  • Really nice place. Maybe not totally must see but if you have little free time it's worth
  • I love this temple. 600 yen to get in and so worth it. Besides the beautiful scenes, pagoda and ponds, it holds old beautifully carved statues of Buddha inside the two main buildings. Note that you can not enter the pagoda.
  • Really good place to seeing buddha status i have never seen that kind of status. Really sad about forbidden taking pictures.
  • I visited this temple when I studied abroad in 2010, and is beauty has stayed with me. Now that I am back in Japan I will definitely return. I was able to go when the pagoda was open briefly, so I had the chance to see the beautiful inside pagoda art. Truly a breath taking experience.
  • Very wide temple. A must on kn kyoto.