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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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  • First layer inside the Tower of the three-dimensional Mandara in the Auditorium, and special public murals and ceiling paintings was a sight to see. In buildings such as the five-story pagoda and Hall are national treasures and important cultural properties are worth seeing. Dislodged falling paintings is a picture of five-storied pagoda of the ceiling and wall paintings remain relatively well, but for some reason, the column is most entertained I was.
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  • And I went in early December, but completely fallen trees and leaves open was different. Once leaves maybe it is no longer so it is good fun. Buddha was a sight to see.
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  • It was a temple had been in Kyoto several times, going for the first time. Just comes to market, we had a lot of shops, fun. Has a lot of statues in the temple, was a sight to see, but in very dark or was seeing has little bud felt.
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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.