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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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  •  First, we went to the five-story pagoda and went to the Golden Hall and Auditorium with Buddha statues. Then, they learn about exhibits at the Treasure Museum. Finally, I feel a different moramin in the garden at Kanchi-in. There is a person who explains it at a key point, too. It looks like a theme park that has been going on since the Heian period.
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  • We went as this pagoda was on the must-see of autumn. We were hoping to see red maples, it was missed (October 30). The prices are high in my opinion, the Buddha statues inside are impressive but we didn't really come for it. Maybe it's better to come in the evening (but it's even more expensive). In short a little disappointing.
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  • Near Kyoto Station, the official name is the Temple of the King of the Kingdom, the world, 13 meters 100-year-old "no two", branches hanging, very shocking, the night's five-tower with flowers is very beautiful
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  • I visited this place in spring at night-time. The cherry blossom tree and the toji building looked amazing together. There are also a lot of places to look around. They light up the whole place during spring time. A lot of local people and tourist were here together. I recommend visiting this place during summer.
  • I went during the flea market day (21st of every month) and enjoyed it a lot. I can imagine it's serene every other day of the mo the, but today it was packed with people and interesting food, pottery, and antiques Pagoda is 800 yen to get into. Toji is free.
  • If you have a certain expertise with your camera, you must come here during autumn or spring. If not, I suggest to give up since the rude people and the infinite lines make visiting it a really challenge and you might be better off with a postcard. Beautiful, but 4 stars since they seem to just to care about making more money rather having a more enjoyable experience.
  • A nice place to visit if you are interested in heritage and Japanese Buddhist culture! The temple, the statue and decoration inside are really breathtaking and presenting a solemn atmosphere. Please be reminded that photo taking inside the temple and houses are not allowed :)
  • An absolutely breathtaking place, the beauty of the trees and serene setting is stunning. The buddha temple brings you back directly to ancient times. A must visit especially at night
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