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Toji, Kyoto

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • If you're in or near Kyoto, Toji is worth a visit. Not too far from the train station. A good walk but not bad. The weather wasn't all that great but we were able to view and enjoy this attraction. I'...  read more »
  • Too much Chinese heritage though, seems not well known, were foreigners. ¥ 200 for a variety. There is a nice silhouette of a pagoda.
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  • Adult foot go in a 20-minute walk from Kyoto station. I was a selfish conviction that students do not come during the holidays, but carrying a student early in the morning and buses and taxis. Is the five-story pagoda was selling everything pretty fine, aimed at women.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If you're in town on the 20th of the month, visit the Toji Flea Market (Kobo San) to find goods for sale, like kimono, food, ceramics, decor, souvenirs, and much more. Take the Kyoto City Bus to get here.
  • Tranquil getaway. Impressive tower! Nice to relax for a bit.
  • HUGE!! Flea Market (Bazaar) on the 21st of each month is AWESOME! So much good food, crafts, clothes, antiques and so much more. Plan to spend many hours there.
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