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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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  • Always went to Kyoto, the five-storied pagoda at could only pass this time visited slowly. I felt I burned image enshrined in the dining room are telling the pomp of the fire. In addition, Kobo Daishi opened here Temple and Koyasan okunoin understood.
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  • To-ji temple has some of the most beautiful wooden Buddhist statues but the absolute pinnacle of the visit is 5-store pagoda. The pagoda outshines all other pagodas that I've seen in Japan.  more »
  • is said to the Toji Yes it all, however, I want to make two comments: you should visit the Toji twice: once in the early morning (better shooting light is however in the afternoon), when the tourist flows are still not there, and the second time at the flea market (san Kobo ), which will be held on the 21st of each month each. An experience without equal, both.
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  • So much history and beautiful statues! The tour guides were very helpful. Also there are a few places photos not allowed
  • 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.
  • Light up for cherry blossom was amazingly beautiful and romantic. A very good place to be at as a couple.
  • Nice beautiful place with lovely cherry blossoms and beautiful architecture. Cheap price to get in as well.
  • 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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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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