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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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  • Five-storied pagoda before from Shin-Osaka Shinkansen into Kyoto station on the right side is a temple of world cultural heritage. Kyouougokokuji Temple of Shingon Buddhism sohonzan Kukai established the first in the official name. Open Kukai's Shingon Buddhism teachings is everything in the universe is a manifestation of the Buddha we watching Buddha and homogeneous as sentient beings and, in actual practice (three tight rows), hand signs, recited the mantra in the mouth, put mind in Samadhi by the Aims to become a Buddha in this body (cloistered), depending on the line of this third became a Buddha who acts as a goal up enlightened beings, depending on a mysterious force equal to the Buddha himself, and all living things, and it was realized when, This world would be in a Vairocana Mandala world. I think rather than pure land of the Buddha is residing somewhere, we all open enlightenment this body remains, consisting of pure and this world. The solid mandala depicting the Mandala world (Hall) is a must. National treasure statues of 16, 5 floor compound figure (statue of Vairocana other 5 JI statue) from consists of, is overwhelming in its size and grandeur. The Inner Temple (national treasure, Momoyama period) the statue of Amida Sanson (important cultural property) focus on high 12 divine generals (important cultural property), Japan (55 m) five-story pagoda (national treasure). 5 inside the special openings available (spring and fall). Daishido (national treasure) was closed for repairs. Admission fee: 500 yen more.
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  •  Walk from Kintetsu Line toji station, is 5-6 minutes. If you like hearty gate in the East entering from the South Gate, main hall admission admission (entrance) is on the north side, so devious, so good. To the treasure pagoda finally tallest wooden tower in Japan, to visit the Hall and main hall. Usually not only new exposed inside of the first layer, we visit in voyage of the Kyoto Winter Special. There are multicoloured.
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  • This time to the East Temple, just to meet the monthly market activity, the whole market in addition to selling snacks also have a lot of second-hand small things, love to look at the West I say, this is like a treasure, there are many things can choose. But the biggest problem is that many places in the temple are small gravel roads, so if the adults are walking, then naturally there will be no trouble, if there is a driving car that would be hard, because the wheel is very easy to push, this is the place to pay attention to the parents.
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  • I am lucky enough to see Toji temple everyday on my way to work. It is truly an amazing piece of architecture. The pagoda is a must see if you are visiting Kyoto and it is still impressive when I get the chance to see it close up. The garden surrounding the temple is very pretty throughout the year and a very good spot to come and see the sakura blossoms during the day or at night. There are several statues housed inside of the buildings and on the 21st of each month there is a huge market. You can buy crafts, clothing, and I have even seen a samurai helmet. This is a must visit if you come to Kyoto and easily accessible from Kyoto station.
  • Toji complex is one of the most beautiful sides of the traditional side of Kyoto. It is quite cheap (400¥ per adult) and hides one of the best spots of this city: the Pagoda (the tallest in Japan), and the central buildings, collecting very old and precious Buddha statues, in a wonderful wooden atmosphere. I really suggest to visit this place during the Cherry blossoms or during middle Autumn (end of October-middle November) to enjoy the beautiful colors offered by Nature.
  • A series of temples and a pagoda tower. All that packaged together with a small but very pretty garden. There is an 800 yen fee to enter the grounds, but these let you see the pagoda and the the statues in the two buildings. Both which are well worth seeing. The location can easily be reached by the bus from Kyoto station. Overall well worth a visit.
  • Awe inspiring temples and pagoda with beautiful gardens surrounding the area. We loved that it wasn't too packed. The statues inside the temples were amazing. Plenty of guides to take you around too.
  • Large beautiful temple. I went durring the flea market (which happens the 21st of every month). Wonderful place, with lots of shops. Durring the weekend, it was very busy.

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