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Toji, Kyoto

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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. Plan to visit Toji during your Kyoto vacation using our convenient Kyoto trip itinerary maker.
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  • [Evaluation high point], five-story pagoda is a sight to see. From the architecture of Kyoto until the tower was. And hits the Yakushi Nyorai, Moonlight bodhisattva in the main hall and Auditorium is a national treasure. -Long history since the Heian period to the present day have been seeing Kyoto. When was capital city Kyoto toji Temple was constructed for only JI and tuodong (not modern). -Cafeteria and goeido entrance fee is not required. [Ratings low point], especially without [others] and the admission fee per person 800 yen for adults. CP is usually felt.
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  • We really loved this Temple . It is beautiful to see at the end of a narrow street . I bet there are billions of photos of it .  more »
  • On the 21st of each month the Toji temple hosts a huge flea market. Come here to enjoy the bustling atmosphere, to buy some souvenirs and for the street food - anything from Takoyaki (fried octopus ba...  more »
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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.